Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Netflix Renews 'Lady Dynamite' & 'Real Rob'; Sets Premiere Dates for 'Gilmore Girls,' 'One Day at a Time,' 'Black Mirror' & More!

During his executive session at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos renewed original series Chelsea, Lady Dynamite and Real Rob as well as announced premiere dates for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, One Day at a Time, Black Mirror and several more! 

Netflix Premiere Dates:
  • Easy - Premieres Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 12:01 AM PT: An anthology series from creator Joe Swanberg that explores diverse Chicago characters as they fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture. The eight-episode series, written and directed by Swanberg, features Orlando Bloom, Malin Akerman, Jake Johnson, Marc Maron, Dave France, Hannibal Buress, Emily Ratajkowski, Michael Chernus, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Aya Cash, Jane Adams, Elizabeth Reaser and Evan Jonigkeit.
  • The Ranch - Part 2 of Season 1 Premieres October 7, 2016 at 12:01 AM PT: Life on the ranch is never easy and things get even more complicated in part 2 of season one. It seems like Colt (Ashton Kutcher) has finally accepted his place on the family ranch, but he and Rooster (Danny Masterson) will have to prove themselves to Beau (Sam Elliot) if they ever hope to become partners. Maggie (Debra Winger) has hopes of her own and they may no longer involve her on-again/off-again husband and after finally saving his ranch, Beau might be losing his family. When Colt's high school sweetheart Abby (Elisha Cuthbert) expresses doubts about her fianc√©, Colt must choose between his current girlfriend and his first love.
  • Black Mirror - Premieres October 21, 2016 at 12:01am PT: The anthology series returns for a sixth episode third season. Episodes this season include: "San Junipero" features Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis, directed by Owen Harris; "Shut Up and Dance" features Jerome Flynn and Alex Lawther, directed by James Watkins; "Nosedive" features Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve and James Norton, directed by Joe Wright; "Men Against Fire" features Michael Kelly, Malachi Kirby and Madeline Brewer, directed by Jakob Verbruggen; "Hated in the Nation" features Kelly MacDonald, directed by James Hawes; and "Playtest" features Wyatt Russell and Hannah John-Kamen, directed by Dan Trachtenberg.
  • Lovesick - Premieres November 17, 2016 at 12:01am PT: The second season of the series formerly known as Scrotal Recall stars Johnny Flynn, Antonia Thomas and Daniel Ings, all returning for more fun in this delightful, romantic comedy. Season 2 will consist of 8 episodes. Series creator Tom Edge returns as writer for Season 2.
  • Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life - Premieres November 25, 2016 at 12:01am PT: The revival includes four 90-minute chapters, each spanning one of the four seasons. Amy Sherman-Palladino writes and directs the four episodes with Daniel Palladino.
  • One Day at a Time - Premieres January 6, 2017 at 12:01am PT: A reimagining of the Norman Lear classic, centering on a Cuban-American family. Our heroine is a recently separated, former military mom (Justina Machado) navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter and socially adept tween son, with the "help" of her old school Cuban-born mom (Rita Moreno) and a friends-without-benefits building manager. Season 1 includes 13 episodes, with Mike Royce and Gloria Calder√≥n Kellett as showrunners.

Netflix Renewals:
  • Chelsea - Will return for a 90-episode second season in 2017: Chelsea Handler is back with a freshly stamped passport and new global outlook as she tackles today's tough issues with the same acerbic wit and fearless curiosity you know and love. Chelsea features celebrities, dignitaries, and surprise guests engaging in thought-provoking, yet hilarious conversation about topics like international cultures, alternative lifestyles, education, health, sports, parenting, politics and more. Season 1 is currently streaming three times a week.
  • Lady Dynamite - Will return for a second season in 2017: A single camera comedy series based on what actor/comedian Maria Bamford has accepted to be "her life." The occassionally surreal episodes, refracted across multiple time periods inspired by Bamford's life, tell the story of a women who loses - and then finds - her shit. The comedy also stars Fred Melamed and Mary Kay Place. Pam Brady and Mitch Hurwitz executive produce with Bamford.
  • Real Rob - Will return for a second season in 2017: Rob Schneider's comedy series is an exaggerated yet brutally honest depiction of the comedian's real life, interspersed with his stand-up comedy performances. The 8-episode second season will star and be produced and directed by Schneider. Patricia Schneider and Jamie Lissow also appear in the series.