Orange Is the New Black (often abbreviated to OITNB) is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with Lionsgate Television, is based on Piper Kerman's memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison (2010), about her experiences at FCI Danbury. The second season, consisting of 13 episodes, was released on June 6, 2014. The third season, consisting of 13 episodes, premiered on June 11, 2015. On April 15, 2015, the series was renewed for a fourth season, scheduled to premiere in 2016.
Orange is the New Black is Netflix's most watched series. It has received critical acclaim. The series garnered 12 Primetime Emmy Award nominations for its first season, including Outstanding Comedy Series. A new Emmy rule in 2015 forced the series to change categories from comedy to drama. It received four Emmy nominations for its second season, including Outstanding Drama Series, becoming the first series to score nominations in both categories.