Fans of romantic comedies with damaged leads and semi-inscrutable, unreliable narrator-driven science fiction — and especially the overlapping portion of that Venn diagram — you’re in luck.

Netflix has handed out renewals to two of its series, “Love” (the rom-com) and “The OA” (the sci-fi). The pickup for “Love” is for a third season, while “The OA” will get a second run.

“Love,” which stars Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust, got a two-season initial commitment from Netflix. Rust also co-created the show with Judd Apatow and Lesley Arfin. Season 2 premieres March 10, and there’s no date set for the third season yet.

“The OA” debuted in December with little advance publicity from Netflix. It stars Brit Marling (who co-created with Zal Batmanglij) as a young, formerly blind woman who returns after being missing for years with her sight restored and claims she was in another dimension. Its return date also isn’t set.

The two Netflix shows join these series in being renewed for 2017-18 and beyond.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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