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'Orange is the New Black' renewed for third season

'Orange is the New Black' renewed for third season

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The second season of Orange is the New Black hasn't even premiered yet, but Netflix must be enjoying what it sees: it announced today that the series has been renewed for a third season. Though OITNB certainly isn't the buzziest entry in Netflix's successful foray into television shows, it's apparently been a rival as far as viewership goes (Netflix itself doesn't release official numbers, however). As one of its first originals, the series is clearly a big one for Netflix too — it even made its way into one of President Obama's jokes at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday.

Netflix, of course, knows quite well how to take advantage of the web, and it seems to have decided to have a bit of fun with today's announcement, leaving it up to cast member Laura Prepon to reveal on Instagram along with suggestions of some over-the-top episode title possibilities. "It's official!! Season 3!!" she wrote in a comment accompanying the photo. For now, viewers have an entirely different season to look forward to just weeks away: OITNB's second season will premiere June 6th — you can watch its trailer here.