Winter press tour just started, and already there's news, with Netflix announcing premiere dates for many of its new 2015 shows – including a much earlier debut than we expected for “Daredevil.”
In addition to ordering a second season of “Marco Polo,” Netflix boss Ted Sarandos announced the following premiere dates (note: Netflix tends to debut its shows right after midnight Pacific on the dates in question):
* “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” which Netflix acquired from NBC late last year, will debut on Friday, March 6; created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, it stars Ellie Kemper from “The Office” as a woman who has just been rescued from a doomsday cult and tries to start her life over in New York City. It's funny.
* “Bloodline,” a drama from the “Damages” creative team about a Florida family – which includes Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz, Jacinda Barrett, Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepard – will debut on Friday, March 20.
* “Marvel's Daredevil,” starring Charlie Cox as the blind lawyer-turned-crimefighter, and co-starring Rosario Dawson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll and Elden Henson, will debut on Friday, April 10. (Netflix didn't panel “Daredevil” at Comic-Con this summer, and isn't paneling it at TCA, so the assumption was it wouldn't put it on the air until at least after the next Comic-Con. Whoops.)
* Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are “Grace and Frankie,” longtime enemies who become friends when their husbands leave them for each other. It co-stars Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Brooklyn Decker, June Diane Raphael and Ethan Embry, and debuts on Friday, May 8, 2015.
I'm still on the East Coast, but Fienberg's in the TCA ballroom, so follow him on Twitter and on his blog for the latest stuff.
UPDATE: Netflix also released a new poster for “Daredevil.”