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Hoax: Orange is the New Black Not Canceled

Hoax: Orange is the New Black Not Canceled

A rumor this weekend states that the popular Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” has been canceled.

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It’s not true.

The article asserting this cancellation was published by the fake news website Empire News. In an article dated July 11, 2014 entitled, “Netflix Pulls Plug On Orange Is The New Black; The Reason Why May Shock You” we read that the show was pulled due to a “private feud” between a Netflix co-founder and the show’s creator.

Empire News, however, publishes fake news and includes a disclaimer which states that it is a “satirical and entertainment website.” Other recent hoax/satire stories by the site include one that stated Charles Manson was set to be released from prison, and another from its sports page which claimed that NASCAR star Jeff Gordon admitted to being gay.

Despite the fake and humorous nature of the report, many readers around the internet have shared the story unaware that it is a work of fiction.

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Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black debuted on July 11, 2013 – exactly one year before the fake article posted by Empire News. Shortly after the second season began, it was announced that the show had been picked up for a third season. The series has received critical acclaim and has won a number of awards.

There have been no other media reports about a feud or cancellation of the popular series.

Netflix Responds

In response to the rumors, Netflix tweeted out that the show is “not being cancelled.”

Bottom Line

The report that the popular Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” has been canceled is not true. It was published by the fake news website Empire News. The show was recently renewed for a third season.

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