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IFC Greenlights ‘Portlandia’ for Final Eighth Season

One More Season for the Famed Sketch Series

IFC has renewed sketch series “Portlandia” for its eighth and final season. The series, currently airing Thursdays at 10 p.m., has satirizes our society’s idiosyncrasies by exploring the eccentric misfits who embody the foibles of modern culture.” Portlandia” was created by Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel. The show is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video.

To-date, “Portlandia” has been recognized with a Peabody Award in 2012, a Writer’s Guild Award in 2013, four Creative Arts Emmy Awards (most recently, the Outstanding Production Design Award in 2016 for Season six), and 17 Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

In addition to their role as creators, Armisen, Brownstein and Krisel serve as writers and executive producers of Portlandia, along with co-executive producer Graham Wagner. Broadway Video’s Andrew Singer is also an executive producer. “Portlandia” director Jonathan Krisel is joined in season seven by guest directors Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Alice Mathias, Steve Buscemi, and Bill Benz.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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