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Scripted
Premiered
Jul. 11, 2013
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
Netflix TV Network
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Orange Is The New Black

"Orange Is the New Black" is a comedic drama set in a women's prison that tells the story of engaged Brooklynite Piper Chapman, whose decade-old relationship with drug-runner Alex results in her arrest and year-long detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper must trade her comfortable life with fiance Larry for an orange prison jumpsuit and a baffling prison culture.

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02x13 We Have Manners. We're Polite Aired: Jun. 06, 2014

Several futures hang in the balance as the inmates faces and confront their worst nightmares: Life will never be the same again.

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Mary Steenburgen's Role On 'Orange Is The New Black' Revealed
Last week, it was revealed that Mary Steenburgen (Justified) would be joining the third season of Orange Is The New Black as someone’s mother. It has now been revealed that she will play the mother of Pornstache! Steenburgen tweeted this on June 12th: “Very excited to go to my first wardrobe fitting of OITNB! Will I be in orange or black?:)” Orange Is The New Black returns in 2015.

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  • When Piper first enters the prison, another inmate explains to her that people tend to stick to their own "tribes" - that is, racial or ethnic groups. In Piper Kerman's source memoir Orange…
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    When Piper first enters the prison, another inmate explains to her that people tend to stick to their own "tribes" - that is, racial or ethnic groups. In Piper Kerman's source memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, she describes much the same phenomenon and provides the demographic breakdown she experienced in prison: "The minimum-security camp at Danbury housed approximately 200 women at any given time, though sometimes it climbed to a nightmarishly cramped 250. About half were Latin[a] (Puerto Rican, Dominican, Colombian), about 24 percent white, 24 percent African-American and Jamaican, and then a very random smattering: one Indian, a couple of Middle Eastern women, one tiny Chinese woman in her sixties."
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  • The joke ending in the punchline "he's not an eggplant, he's retarded" is delivered by three different characters in three different episodes: Red in "Tit Punch" (#1.2), drug dealer Cesar in…
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    The joke ending in the punchline "he's not an eggplant, he's retarded" is delivered by three different characters in three different episodes: Red in "Tit Punch" (#1.2), drug dealer Cesar in "The Chickening" (#1.5), and Nicky in "Can't Fix Crazy" (#1.13).
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  • This series is based on the 2010 memoir "Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison" by Piper Kerman. Kerman wrote the book about the 13 months of a 15-month sentence that she…
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    This series is based on the 2010 memoir "Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison" by Piper Kerman. Kerman wrote the book about the 13 months of a 15-month sentence that she served at a federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut. One immediate change that the show makes to Kerman's story is changing the main character's last name to "Chapman" instead.
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