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No, Orange Is the New Black Wasn’t Canceled

Taylor Schilling in a scene from NetflixÕs ÒOrange is the New BlackÓ Season 2. Photo credit: JoJo Whilden for Netflix.
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Don't worry, it's just a hoax

Don’t worry, Piper is coming back to TV.

Fans of the Netflix hit Orange Is the New Black were briefly taken in by a hoax this week when the satirical website Empire News posted a story blaring that Netflix had pulled the plug on the show about life in a women’s prison.

“We regret to inform Netflix members that Orange Is the New Black has been permanently cancelled,” the quoted Netflix’s CEO as saying in a statement. “Also, starting September 1st, 2014, past episodes will no longer be available for streaming on Netflix.”

Not so fast. Netflix posted a picture Sunday of the characters Crazy Eyes and Taystee on set filming Season 3 and assured fans the show is coming back:

The show’s official Twitter page also chimed in:

The clarification was surely welcomed by fans who had reacted to the initial “story” with shock and outrage.

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