IFC Original Comedy Series PORTLANDIA Renewed

Portlandia

IFC has greenlit a second season of viewer favorite PORTLANDIA, the IFC original, short-based, comedy series created, written by and starring Fred Armisen (SNL) and Portland-native Carrie Brownstein (vocalist/guitarist, Sleater-Kinney). The network has ordered 10 new half-hour episodes to premiere in January 2012.

Debbie DeMontreux, senior vice president, original programming, IFC said:

“We’re thrilled with the success of Portlandia and the overwhelmingly positive feedback from our viewers. Fred and Carrie’s humor is perfectly in line with the sensibility and comedic tone of IFC which makes this show such a great fit for us. This early renewal signifies that IFC’s alt comedy programming is indeed resonating with our audience.”

According to Live+3 data from Nielsen Media, the initial three episodes of Portlandia have been viewed by a combined audience of over 1.1 million total viewers and over 700,000 A18-49, IFC’s target audience.

Season one, which debuted on January 21 features a host of guest stars including: Selma Blair (Hellboy); Heather Graham (The Hangover); Aimee Mann (Community); Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks); singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan; Edie McClurg (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off); Kumail Nanjiani (Michael & Michael Have Issues); Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation); Jason Sudeikis (The Cleveland Show); Gus Van Sant (Milk); indie musician James Mercer, and local Portland musicians Jenny Conlee and Colin Meloy and Corin Tucker.

Shot entirely on location in Portland, the series is directed, co-created and co-written by Jonathan Krisel (SNL). Portlandia is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video. For IFC, the series is executive produced by Jennifer Caserta, Debbie DeMontreux, Dan Pasternack and Evan Shapiro.

Portlandia is based on a web series Armisen and Brownstein produced together called ThunderAnt.

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