"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.”

Continue Reading
Ed Weeks, Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina from "The Mindy Project" (FOX)

‘The Mindy Project’ Stars Offer Tips on Binge Watching Their Show

You may not have delved into “The Mindy Project” yet. Many viewers are reluctant to invest time in first season shows which might get cancelled. Fortunately, the comedy was renewed for a second season, making XFINITY’s Watchathon Week the perfect opportunity to catch up on what has developed into a very funny show. Reading the […]

Continue Reading
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. […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading
"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, […]

Continue Reading