'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' is '30 Rock' funny for a reason: It was created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock

March 6, 2015 4:05 PM

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Created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock for NBC, the old home of their "30 Rock," "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" instead arrives by way of Netflix, whose participation in prestige television no longer feels remarkable. As is the custom of the house, it is being laid before you all at once, a gift.

Apart from your having to pay to see it, this is good news all around: Where "Kimmy," wonderful odd duck that it is, might well have foundered and floundered in the roiling waters of broadcast TV - it is just the sort of left-of-center comedy that NBC once specialized in and has now purged from its ...

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