'Orange Is The New Black' Netflix Hit Original Series Beats Out 'Modern Family' At 2015 PGA Awards

6:32 AM EST 1/26/2015 by Tam Woods, Celebeat Reporter

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Orange is The New Black is riding high after winning 'Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy' at the 2015 Producers Guild Awards last weekend. The Netflix original series beat out ABC's Modern Family, which had won the award for the last four years along with their other competition this year, The Big Bang Theory, Louie and Veep

Orange is The New Black was also named as one of the American Film Institute's top 10 television programs of the year last December for 2014. Modern Family had been included on the AFI list from 2010 to 2013, but was left off the list in 2014. 

Orange is the New Black has wrapped up filming for their upcoming Season 3 with the new episodes will premiere on Netflix this Summer. The cast and crew have keep pretty quiet but one thing that we have learned though is that Season 3 will be exploring the subject of 'faith' shared show creator, Jenji Kohan. 

The hit Netflix show has announced that they are bringing back Lori Petty (Tank Girl, League of Their Own) for the upcoming third season of the hit Netflix show. 

She will continue her role as Lolly, who Piper (Taylor Schilling) meets on a transport plane. Also announced guest stars appearing in "Orange is the New Black" Season 3 are Mary Steenburgen, Blair Brown, and Mike Birbiglia.

Orange is the New Black was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards this year and Taylor Schilling was also nominated for 'Best Actress'. 

The show is based around Taylor Schilling, who plays Piper Chapman that gets sent to prison 10 years after she got caught up in transporting drug money across international lines. Orange is the New Black is made by Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, and is based on the true story of Piper Kerman's year spent in prison that she wrote about in her memoir.

Orange is the New Black became the latest hit series for Netflix after a surprisingly huge reaction to its first season this summer.  Netflix has hit the right formula lately with the hugely successful House of Cards Season 1 & 2 releasing to great reviews as well. House of Cards Season 2 released earlier in 2014. 

Netflix is set to release Orange is the New Black Season 3 coming this Summer, in June 2015. 

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