Fans will be extremely jazzed to hear that IFC is reteaming with Piedmont, Steele and executive producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay for another tale lifted from the words of (faux) bestselling novelist Eric Jonrosh (Ferrell). Get ready for The Spoils Before Dying!
In anticipation of the upcoming fourth season of Portlandia on IFC, comedic duo Carrie Browenstein and Fred Armisen — the show’s creators and stars — have teamed up with famed photographer Alex Prager for a series of bustling shots that perfectly encapsulate the series. In true Portland fashion, the intersection of absurd and art finds these two smack dab in the middle of it all. Gosh, could these two be any better?
The undisputed master of dramatic fiction — a poet of primal urgency, and all-around literary behemoth — Eric Jonrosh has seen his completed vision come to life in IFC’s The Spoils of Babylon. And lo, what a world we've stepped into. In a new clip from the greatest story of our time, Cynthia and her adopted brother Devon flirt with the illicit temptations of life, all while the world around them stands on the brink of utter collapse and disaster. It is a tale of circumstance, and sure to be an icon of the ages.
The dream of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein is alive on IFC starting February 27. That's right, curio collectors, Portlandia is back, and the ode to all things nineties and homemade is bringing through a veritable cavalcade of guest stars — twenty-five, to be exact — to usher in the funny and absurd nature of the Pacific Northwest's crafty crown jewel. Musicians, actors, and even the occasional basketball player or two will be on hand to skewer (with love!) the town most noted for its unwavering commitment to staying weird.
The dream of the 90s will remain alive on IFC for years to come. The cable channel announced today that they've renewed Portlandia for two more seasons, which will keep the show on the air through 2015. So it seems stars and creators Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen will have to find more ways to poke fun at hipster culture for seasons to come.
Based on the (fake) bestselling novel of the same name, The Spoils of Babylon will span three generations and timelines, leading viewers into oil fields, battlefields, boardrooms and bedrooms, through a tale involving espionage, booze, pills, infidelity and the Shah of Iran.
What better way to spend the day before the premiere date of Arrested Development's fourth season on Netflix by lounging around watching nothing but Bluth family madness? Of course, if you have a Netflix subscription, you may already have plans to do that, but IFC's also getting in on the action, airing a mega-marathon of Arrested Development, beginning early Saturday morning.
Marc Maron's new comedy, aptly titled Maron, premieres tomorrow night on IFC and the network has uploaded the second episode in anticipation of the show's debut. It's becoming a common custom for the at least one installment of a fresh series to find their way online as a preview of the coming premiere and this time the Independent Film Channel has opted for Episode 2, "Dead Possum," as the special web preview.
The premiere of Maron is just around the corner and, in order to promote Marc Maron's new show, IFC has created a five part web-series called Maron in Space which stars fellow comedian James Adomian. Spoofing Star Trek, “The Hive Mind,” features Adomian as the acerbic comedian dishing out his usual quips, only this time it's as the Captain of the (microphone shaped) Starship Maroner.
IFC’s new Adopt-a-Comic program is off and running and the lucky adoptee is comedian Chris Gethard. Along with his new position in the IFC family photo, Gethard will be featured all over the place including taking on some hosting duties. IFC has also ordered a pilot script to be based on Gethard’s book A Bad Thing I’m About To Do: True Tales of Seriously Poor Judgment and Stunningly Awkward Adventure.
Following in Scott Aukerman's footsteps with Comedy Bang! Bang!'s transition from podcast to series, WTF with Marc Maron is also getting a small-screen adaptation at IFC. Set to premiere next summer, the network has turned to writer-producers Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin to serve as showrunners for the series tentatively tilted Maron. The writer-producers have tons of experience in television starting with Just Shoot Me.
On top of IFC's new comedies, Scott Aukerman's Comedy Bang! Bang! and a game show spoof called Bunk, the network still has Alan Spencer's Bullet In The Face scheduled for later this summer. The six-episode event from the Sledge Hammer! creator will air over two nights in August and follows a former thief forced undercover to take down the city's gang leaders. Eddie Izzard and Eric Roberts play the rival mob bosses and here's a brief look at both characters.
Friday night saw the premiere of two of IFC's newest ventures into original programming with Scott Aukerman's variety sketch series Comedy Bang! Bang! and Kurt Braunohler's game show spoof Bunk. And briefly joining these two later this summer as part of the network's small but growing stable of original comedies is Alan Spencer's Bullet In The Face. Take a look a this teaser for the part comedy, part action thriller from the man behind Sledgehammer!.
Scott Aukerman's Comedy Bang! Bang! premieres tonight on IFC. Developed from his popular podcast of the same name, the talk show (of sorts) will feature in studio and taped sketches as well as musical-comedian Reggie Watts as the one man band leader. Like the variety programs its spoofs, CB!B! will also have celebrity guests stopping by for a chat and a healthy mix of them have teamed up to promote the new series with this epic preview.
Bunk is a new game show parody hosted by stand-up Kurt Braunohler and it features three different comedian contestants each week who perform absurd comedy challenges for non-charitable causes. The previous looks at the series have been brief, including the 'players' having to shame puppies, but IFC has now made the entire fourth episode available a few weeks before the premiere. It features Thomas Lennon, Eugene Mirman and Kumail Nanijiani as the comedic contestants. Take a look...