Netflix releases new Tina Fey comedy

From the creators of NBC’s “30 Rock,” Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, comes a lovable and new Netflix original series, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

The 13-episode season premiered March 6 and features a cast of familiar faces from “30 Rock,” “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation” and more.

The show tells the story of the enthusiastic but naive Kimmy Schmidt, played by Ellie Kemper, who was held captive in an underground apocalypse cult for the last 15 years of her life.

After she and the three other “Indiana Mole Women” are rescued from a bunker, they are featured on the “To- day” show in New York City, where they each share their cult inception story and what they plan to do now.

Realizing she doesn’t have a plan, Kimmy decides to stay in New York City and reinvent herself.

She finds a roommate, Titus Andromedon — played by Tituss Burgess — who is a wannabe Broadway star two months behind on his rent with no prospective roles other than his street performing job.

He reluctantly lets her rent his closet as a bedroom, and Kimmy lands a nannying job for a wealthy family to pay for rent.

Jaqueline Voorhees, played by Jane Krakowski, is Kimmy’s new employer, and has a long list of insecurities and secrets despite her immense wealth.

Jaqueline largely resembles Krakowski’s “30 Rock” character, Jenna Maroney, as they share many of the same values and secret self-doubts.

Fey and Carlock have taken some of the most lovable qualities from characters such as Jenna of “30 Rock” and Erin Hannon — Ellie Kemper’s character from “The Office” — to create a familiar and immediately likable cast.

The entire first season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” is now available on Netflix. The show has already been confirmed for a promising second season.

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