What's more Portlandia than teasing the season 4 premiere of the show via Instagram? Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and crew posted this clip this morning to announce the show's return to IFC on Thursday, February 27th at 10:00PM. Along with the announcement comes a huge list of new and returning guests including Vanessa Bayer, Kirsten Dunst, k.d. lang, Maya Rudolph, Dan Savage, Olivia Wilde, Steve Buscemi, Nick Swardson, Gus Van Sant, Jeff Goldblum, Jeff Tweedy, Kumail Nanjiani, and of course Kyle MacLachlan as the mayor.
IFC announced today that they've renewed Portlandia for a fourth and fifth season. Each will consist of 10 episodes each. With Fred Armisen's recent departure from SNL, he'll now have more time to devote to the series, which is the flagship show of IFC's recent original comedy push. It's no surprise that IFC execs are high on Portlandia considering it scores high ratings and has won the network an Emmy, a WGA Award, and a Peabody. The fourth and fifth seasons of the show are expected to premiere in early 2014 and early 2015.
Here's an hour-long interview with Portlandia duo Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein from last year that was just uploaded online today. The discussion was moderated by serious moderator Julie Klausner and recorded at the Paley Center last year. Armisen and Brownstein talk in depth about the show, music, and how Saddam Hussein brought them together.
Portlandia's Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein teamed up with podcaster/comedian extraordinaire Julie Klausner for Vulture to visit a real feminist bookstore just like the one they depict in Portlandia. Watching the video is like looking at weird books and doing bits with your friends but if your friends were waaaayyyy funnier.
For the past three years, Fred Armisen has been pulling double duty, spending the broadcast season as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and the summer writing/producing/starring in his and Carrie Brownstein's IFC series Portlandia. With longtime cast members Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg's departures last season and Jason Sudeikis expected to leave in May, it seemed like Armisen might leave SNL soon, but that's not the case according to a recent interview with the comedian. When asked how long he plans on staying at the show by ET Online, Armisen answered, "I thrive most when I have to juggle things. The more I keep myself occupied and [...]