IFC's Portlandia Renewed For Seasons 4 And 5
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.
Portlandia is currently between seasons, having wrapped up its third season back in March. Today IFC confirms that Season 4 is a go, as is Season 5. Both will consist of 10 half-hour episodes, with the fourth season set to premiere in early 2014 and Season 5 set for 2015.
Portlandia stars Brownstein and Armisen as various characters featured in satirical sketches set in Portland, Oregon. Among the characters featured in the series' first three season were feminist shopkeepers Toni and Candace and the particularly eco-conscious couple Peter and Nance. And in addition to Brownstein and Armisen, the series has featured a host of cameos and guest appearances, including Chloe Sevigny, Bill Hader, Jim Gaffigan, Rose Byrne, Sean Hayes and Kyle MacLachlan, who plays the mayor.
In terms of original programming, Portlandia may be IFC's most successful endeavor to date. Not only has it received critical praise, but it also won a Peabody Award last year, and it was nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series at last year's Emmys. So it's not especially surprising to see that IFC's looking to keep the show around for a while.
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