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'Orphan Black' renewed for season 3

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Clone Club, rejoice! Have a dance party! Go out and get some Jell-O and sharp pencils! "Orphan Black" will be back for a third season, BBC America announced on Wednesday, July 9, so be ready for more clone goodness – a lot more.

Yes, the pickup took longer than expected, given the show's popularity and ability to step it up to the next level with every episode, but worry no more. "Orphan Black" season 3 is coming. The award-winning drama, co-created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett and starring Tatiana Maslany will be back with 10 more episodes in Spring 2015. The show became the first ever ad-supported drama to double its ratings from season 1 to season 2 in A25-54 and 18-49 in Live+7, and the season 2 finale earned a series high in Live+7 among total viewers (1.376 million).

Those aren't the only impressive numbers. The Live+3 lift from Live+SD for the season 2 premiere is still in the number one spot among all TV drama season premieres so far for the 2013-14 TV season, and the series' second season is BBC America's second best series ever in A25-54 in Live+3, C3 and Live+7, behind "Doctor Who" season 7. Also, not only did people tune in to their TVs to catch the show, they also turned to iTunes, with episodes 6-9 reaching the number one spot and the first five episodes claiming the second spot on the overall TV episodes chart within 24 hours of their premieres.

But wait, there's more. The BBC America hit was the number one TV show on Twitter and Tumblr the day of premiere, the number one ad-supported cable drama on Twitter for the week. BBC America was also the first network to live-tweet a TV show with animated GIFs and shared those timed to the season finale, plus the show's Tumblr had over 750,000 notes from almost 140,000 fans this season. In other words, "Orphan Black" is really popular.

The show earned a Peabody Award this year and Maslany has received back-to-back Critics' Choice Awards for Best Actress, a TCA Award for Individual Achievement, a Young Hollywood Award, a Gracie Award and Golden Globe and People's Choice nominations.

Are you ready for more clones? What are you hoping to see in "Orphan Black" season 3? What questions do you have after the first two seasons?


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