The Television Critics Association winter press tour is underway and Tina Fey and Netflix lit up Twitter yesterday. Fey discussed the future of TV, “Peter Pan Live,” and why her new show, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” will work better on Netflix than on NBC.
Here were some highlights:
Tina Fey: “It’s not my job to figure out broadcast television.” Oh, yes it is, Tina! #tca15
— Neal Justin (@nealjustin) January 7, 2015
Tina Fey on #UnbreakableKimmySchmidt‘s move to Netflix: “We could have been on NBC, but I think more people will find us like this.” #TCA15 — TV Guide Magazine (@TVGuideMagazine) January 7, 2015More people, and more people who can put up with adult language and situations.
Tina Fey says after Netflix deal it was freeing to re-edit eps made for NBC, restore jokes, cut ad breaks #TCA15
— John Jurgensen (@johnjurg) January 7, 2015
A show like “Kimmy Schmidt” would have to fight for space on the network:
— Marisa Roffman (@marisaroffman) January 7, 2015
She did admit to hosting a viewing party for “Peter Pan,” since broadcast works for live events:
— Hank Stuever (@hankstuever) January 7, 2015
In all it’s going to be a good year for Netflix. Yesterday they announced:
Original series “Marco Polo”: Renewed for Season 2. Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”: March 6. Prestige drama “Bloodline”: March 20. The first of Netflix’s Marvel series, “Daredevil”: April 10. “Grace and Frankie,” “Friends” creator Marta Kauffman’s new sitcom starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin: May 8.
Big stars, big moves. For more press news, follow #TCA15.