By Peter Lesser ( | First Posted: Nov 15, 2013 11:00 AM EST

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There are shows that like to keep things loose. They prefer not to be married to any particular genre. They choose to test the waters across multiple genres to attract wider audiences and capitalize on all aspects of its own greatness. But there comes a time when assigning itself to an individual category is necessary. Award season. There are no action/comedy/drama or thriller/horror/cartoon categories. It’s purebred season. It’s that time of year to make a choice, and Netflix’s hit series “Orange Is the New Black” has taken the initiative.

“Orange Is the New Black” has declared itself a drama rather than a comedy. Netflix plans to enter the fresh prison series as a drama for next year’s Emmy and Golden Globes awards, according to TVLine. Although it’s ultimately the network’s decision to choose the show’s title and genre, the drama category is arguably a much deeper and more cutthroat category, but Netflix apparently couldn’t care less. That’s just how they roll.

Not only will the show face stiffer competition in the drama category, but it will also go head to head with the network’s highly popular “House of Cards.” What’s more, the ladies of “Orange Is the New Black” will face the top dogs for supporting drama actresses such as Anna Gunn from “Breaking Bad” and Emilia Clarke from “Game of Thrones.” But still, Netflixed seems unphased.

The series revolves around Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a happy 32-year-old city girl living in Brooklyn, who recently started a line of bath soaps and products with her best friend. She's engaged to the charming Larry (Jason Biggs), who's head over heals for the upbeat and quirky Piper. The only hitch? Piper has to self-surrender at an upstate women's prison for smuggling drug money into the country for some high caliber traffickers.

Season 2 of “Orange Is the New Black” will premiere on Netflix early 2014.

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