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Netflix Orders 'Lady Dynamite' Comedy Series

Netflix will add to its original series list with a new comedy Lady Dynamite, the OTT service said Friday.

Netflix has ordered 13 episodes for Lady Dynamite, which stars actress/comedian Maria Bamford and is based loosely on her life story, said company officials.

Pam Brady, Mitch Hurwitz and Bamford will serve as executive producers on the single camera comedy series, said Netflix.

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