"Portlandia" (Photo: IFC)

Hip, Cage-Free TV: ‘Portlandia’ Is Renewed

In the last season of “Portlandia,” the mayor of this sustainability-obsessed city vanished in shame after he was singled out as Portland’s “No. 1 electricity hog,” Portland went into a blackout, cats barked, creepy music played, and a bizarre Australian who calls himself “Birdman” told guests at a bed and breakfast “there is no civilization.”

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Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen in "Portlandia" (Photo: Christopher Hornbecker/IFC)

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Talk ‘SNL,’ Possible ‘Portlandia’ Movie

After Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg left “Saturday Night Live” last year, Fred Armisen also considered bidding the show adieu. “It’s something we all think about,” he says. “It’s the group you came in with.” But he’s not making any moves right now. Why? For starters, Armisen claims to lack the ability to plan ahead. […]

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Fred Armisen Talks Stepping Down as ‘SNL’s’ Obama

He may no longer be the “president,” but comedian Fred Armisen is proud to go down in history. The star of “Saturday Night Live” and IFC’s “Portlandia” met with critics on Friday, where he discussed his long-running impersonation of President Barack Obama on the NBC show. After years of playing the Commander-in-Chief, Armisen was replaced […]

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"Portlandia": Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen (Photo: Christopher Hornbecker/IFC)

‘Portlandia’ Stars Promise Deeper Character Development, Less Sketch Comedy in New Season

Though the 10-episode third season of IFC’s hipster-skewering sketch comedy show “Portlandia”  doesn’t premiere until Friday, Jan. 4 at 10/9c, fans eager to revisit the city where “young people go to retire” and Kyle MacLachlan reigns supreme as an enthusiastic mayor/reggae bassist can check out a special “Winter in Portlandia” bonus episode this Friday, Dec. 14, […]

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Watch The Early Premiere of IFC’s Sketch Series ‘Portlandia’

SNL’s Fred Armisen and former Sleater-Kinney guitarist/vocalist Carrie Brownstein (aka the comedy duo ThunderAnts) have teamed up for “Portlandia,” a new sketch show premiering on IFC this Friday. Don’t want to wait 3 more days to watch their hilarious take on bird appliqué enthusiasts, aggro bike messengers, and feminist bookstore owners? You don’t have to! […]

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