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'Orange Is the New Black' cancelled: Hoax freaks out the Internet

A hoax has freaked out Netflix watchers everywhere.
A hoax has freaked out Netflix watchers everywhere.Netflix

Over the weekend, an Internet hoax started freaking out people everywhere, and luckily for them, it's just that. A hoax. Time confirmed on July 13, 2014, that Netflix has not cancelled "Orange Is the New Black," and there is still going to be a third season and likely more.

Empire News originally posted the article stating that "Orange Is the New Black" was cancelled by Netflix and that a third season wouldn't happen. Unfortunately, people just don't seem to ever realize that Empire News is a satirical website.

99 percent of what they report isn't true.

The initial "report" stated that the very popular show based on the happenings inside of a women's prison was cancelled in a "bizarre turn of events." They even had a statement by Netflix CEO and co-founder Reed Hastings that confirmed the cancellation.

“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.”

On Sunday, Netflix put ease back into the hearts of millions as they posted a picture of the characters known as Tasty and Crazy Eyes. It showed them filming the third season of "Orange Is the New Black" and proving that the show is coming back.

"Orange Is the New Black" was actually renewed for its third season just in June, and that was right after the 13 new episodes of season two dropped on June 6, 2014.

Before believing anything that Empire News ever reports, please just read this directly from them:

“Empire News is a satirical and entertainment website. We only use invented names in all our stories, except in cases when public figures are being satirized. Any other use of real names is accidental and coincidental,” the website’s disclaimer reads.

That goes to show you that the news of an "Orange Is the New Black" cancellation is nothing more than a hoax. The ladies will be back for a third season and likely beyond.