IFC Renews ‘Portlandia’ for an Eighth and Final Season
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s IFC series Portlandia has one more season up its sleeve. The network announced on Friday that it’s renewed Portlandia for an eighth and final season. The show originally premiered on IFC back in 2011, and the seventh season is currently airing on Thursday nights. Here’s what IFC exec Jennifer Caserta said on the renewal:
There are very few shows that can be credited with both establishing and helping to define a television network, and that’s exactly what Portlandia has done for IFC. It has been at the heart of our “slightly-off” comedy programming strategy since its inception. It is a joy and a privilege to work with Fred, Carrie, Jon, Lorne and everyone at Broadway Video to create a show that was prescient in its satirization of modern culture while having a sensibility and state-of-mind that has only become more prevalent across its run. Only this team of multi-hyphenates could have predicted the increasingly relevant impact that farm to table dining, binge-watching, a TSA red carpet or the pitiful plight of men would have on society. But all good things must come to an end, and we very much look forward to Season 8 or as Bryce Shivers and Lisa Eversman might say…put a bird on it!
The final season will debut sometime in 2018.