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Netflix Reveals Premiere Dates for 'OITNB,' 'Kimmy Schmidt' & More

During the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Sunday, Netflix revealed the premiere dates for several new original shows and returning favorites this year, including the fourth season of "Orange is the New Black" and the second season of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." And, uh, let's just say that you'll have plenty to "Netflix and chill" with over the next few months.

As reported by Entertainment Weekly, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (and its amazing theme song) will return for Season 2 on Friday, April 15th, the second season of Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin's "Grace and Frankie" will arrive on Friday, May 6th, and "Orange is the New Black" will finally be back for a fourth season on Friday, June 17th. Yes, that's unfortunately still several months away from now, but at least you'll be able to watch the new season of "House of Cards" (premiering March 4th) and the second season of Marvel's "Daredevil" (premiering March 18th) while you count down all the days, hours, and minutes 'til you're back at Litchfield. 

Additionally, a handful of all-new Netflix original shows will debut on the streaming service this year, starting with Will Arnett's new comedy, "Flaked," on March 11th, according to the report. Oh, and Ashton Kutcher's new comedy, "The Ranch," drops just a few weeks after that on April 1st. Other new shows include "Marseille," "Stranger Things," and "The Get Down."

Here's the full list of dates, via Netflix:

March 11th: "Flaked"
April 1st: "The Ranch"
April 15th: "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" - Season 2
May 5th: "Marseille"
May 6th: "Grace and Frankie" - Season 2
June 17th: "Orange is the New Black" - Season 4
July 15th: "Stranger Things"
August 12th: "The Get Down"

In related news, Netflix officially picked up "Jessica Jones," starring Krysten Ritter, for a second season, although a premiere date for the 13 new episodes has not yet been announced. But really, everyone, go and mark your damn calendars for June 17th. 

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and hopes this season of OITNB is better than last season. Send news tips to news@thrillist.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.