Special Guest StarsEdit
*Credited in all 13 episodes
**Credited as a Co-Star in some episodes
- Uzo Aduba (Suzanne Warren aka "Crazy Eyes"), Danielle Brooks (Tasha Jefferson aka "Taystee"), Natasha Lyonne (Nicky Nichols), and Taryn Manning (Tiffany Doggett aka "Pennsatucky") were promoted to series regulars.
- Laura Prepon (Alex Vause) only returns for four episodes, credited as "special guest star".
- Michelle Hurst (Miss Claudette) did not return, due to the character being moved to a maximum security prison in Season One's penultimate episode, "Fool Me Once".
- On May 5th, 2014, Laura Prepon revealed Orange is the New Black was renewed for Season Three.
Each episode will have a focal character, and often more than one. These characters will have flashbacks and be a big part of the episode.
- Pulaski at Night - Andrew Bird ("Thirsty Bird", Chicago scene)
- Charles Bradley - Love Bug Blues ("Thirsty Bird", closing credits)
- Bottega Del Suono - Beautiful ("Looks Blue, Tastes Red")
- Bobby Hamilton - Crazy Eyes for You (1958) ("Hugs Can Be Deceiving, closing credits)
- Almost Paradise - Mike Reno & Ann Wilson ("A Whole Other Hole")
- Jessie Ware & Sampha - Valentine ("You Also Have a Pizza")
- Plain White T's - "Hey There Delilah" ("You Also Have a Pizza")
- Pia - Prelude (Eternally Blissful) ("You Also Have a Pizza")
- Blackchords - Into The Unknown ("Comic Sans")
- 50 Cent - Death To My Enemies ("Comic Sans")
- The Dead Milkmen - Bitchin' Camaro ("Appropriately Sized Pots")
- Karton - Walking Into The Unknown (Feat. Jeff Hann) ("Appropriately Sized Pots")