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'Orange Is The New Black': Major Character Promoted To Series Regular For Season 2

20 July 2013
'Orange Is The New Black' cast -- Netflix
'Orange Is The New Black' cast -- Netflix

It appears a certain Litchfield inmate has had her "Orange is the New Black" stay extended.

(Warning: This story contains "OITNB" spoilers if you have yet to binge-watch all 13 episodes. Don't say we didn't warn you!)

Taryn Manning, who plays scrappy meth addict-turned-faux Christian disciple Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett, has been promoted to series regular for the Netflix original series' second season, AccessHollywood.com has confirmed.

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The news puts an end to speculation as to whether Tiffany's character survived Season 1's finale cliffhanger prison brawl.

When we last saw Tiffany, the rotten-toothed inmate was on the ground beneath Piper Chapman (series star Taylor Schilling), and on the receiving end of a flurry of blows to the head, after threatening Piper's life with a sharpened, wooden cross.

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Many fans were left wondering if Tiffany would live through the violent (yet arguably much-deserved) attack.

"Orange is the New Black," created by Jenji Kohan ("Weeds") and based on Piper Kerman's real-life memoir of the same name, was renewed for a second season prior to its Season 1 premiere on Netflix on July 11.

Filming on Season 2 has yet to commence.

-- Erin O'Sullivan

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