IFC Renews Portlandia for Two More Seasons
At this rate, we may never wake up from our carefree, earlobe-stretching, Kombucha-sipping dream of the '90s. IFC has extended its stay in Portlandia for not just one year, but two! The network has ordered a pair of 10-episode seasons to air in early 2014 and 2015.
Portlandia stars Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen and former Sleater-Kinney member Carrie Brownstein as a whole bunch of sketch-comedy characters inspired by the absurdity of Portland, Oregon's strangest inhabitants. The two lovingly send up feminist bookstore owners, organic foodies, and punk bicyclists, all while throwing in pop-culture references and making up catchy songs. Yeah, it's pretty Portland.
Portlandia has also become a beacon for guest-stars; the show has hosted Kyle MacLachlan, Andy Samberg, Martina Navratilova, Chloe Sevigny, Roseanne Barr, Patton Oswalt, and Jeff Goldblum, among others. See, even the guest-stars are weird!
Though the niche-y series isn't the most consistent of sketch shows (are any sketch shows really that consistent?), when Portlandia works, it's pretty outstanding and a perfect fit for IFC. Also, as a Portland resident, this renewal really ups my chances of bumping into Fred Armisen at a vegan strip club.
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