Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein in Portlandia (IFC)

‘Portlandia’ Returns with Early Online Episode Devoted to ‘Battlestar Galactica’

The second season of IFC’s “Portlandia” doesn’t return to television until Friday, but the first episode of the series has been made available online (which you can watch below) and pays tribute to “Battlestar Galactica.” In the episode stars Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen become so infatuated with watching a marathon of “BSG” that they […]

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‘Whisker Wars’ Hall of Fame Inductees are a Beard Apart

Zach Galifianakis and Abraham Lincoln in the same Hall of Fame?! What’s that all about? The two-word answer: Facial hair. The comic actor of HBO’s “Bored to Death” and the “Hangover” movies (Galifianakis), and the 16th President of the United States revered as The Great Emancipator (Lincoln) are two of the first group of inductees […]

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Jon Hamm Gets a New TV Gig

By John Sellers NEW YORK (TheWrap) – Jon Hamm will appear in five episodes of “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” during its second season, IFC announced Monday. Additionally, Johnny Marr, the guitarist for the Smiths will compose music for season two of the comedy. The show was created by and stars David Cross […]

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IFC Aims for Laughs with New Comedies, Three Renewals

IFC, the cable channel once known as a showcase solely of independent films, is continuing its efforts to rebrand itself as a destination for “alternative comedy” with the announcement Tuesday of four new original comedies and the renewal of three others. “We proved that smart comedy could find an audience,” declared the president of IFC […]

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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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A Unique Friendship Flourishes in ‘Portlandia’

BY: JAKE COYLE NEW YORK – Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein may be the only comedy duo in television that’s just as likely to be a band. Brownstein is best known as a singer and guitarist, formerly of the seminal Portland, Ore., rock trio Sleater-Kinney. Armisen, a “Saturday Night Live” comedian, played drums for the […]

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