Netflix has renewed its comedy series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” for a third season, three months before the second one launches.

The streaming service made the announcement Sunday at the winter TV press tour. The show, initially developed for NBC but then sold to Netflix with a two-season pickup, earned rave reviews and a slew of Emmy nominations, including one for best comedy series, for its first year.

Season 2 premieres on April 15. Co-creator Tina Fey says Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) will face “deeper emotional and life issues” as she continues to put her time in a doomsday cult behind her. There’s no date yet for Season 3, but presumably it will air in 2017.

“Kimmy Schmidt” was the second pickup Netflix made on Sunday, following “Jessica Jones.” They join these shows renewed for 2016 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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