A series that Jerry Seinfeld last year called the “best comedy on TV right now” – and a series that’s won a prestigious Peabody Award – has been renewed for two years.
IFC has announced, “Currently in its fifth season, IFC has renewed “Portlandia” for seasons six and seven, ordering ten half-hour episodes for each. Creators and stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, along with co-creator and director Jonathan Krisel, will remain at the helm of both seasons. “Portlandia” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video.
The announcement adds, “’Portlandia’ has seen some of the biggest names in movies, music and television pass through its city. In addition to recurring appearances by Vanessa Bayer, Ed Begley Jr., Steve Buscemi, Jeff Goldblum, Kyle MacLachlan, Kumail Nanjiani, Jason Sudeikis, Gus Van Sant and Olivia Wilde, guest stars over the past five seasons have included Roseanne Barr, Vanessa Bayer, Selma Blair, Rose Byrne, Kirsten Dunst, Shepard Fairey, Greta Gerwig, Heather Graham, Matt Groening, Oscar the Grouch, Anna Gunn, Bill Hader, k.d. lang, Juliette Lewis, Justin Long, Jane Lynch, Natasha Lyonne, Aimee Mann, Penny Marshall, Sarah McLachlan, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Martina Navratilova, Patton Oswalt, Aubrey Plaza, Parker Posey, Paul Reubens, Tim Robbins, Maya Rudolph, Andy Samberg, Paul Simon, Amber Tamblyn, Eddie Vedder, Kristen Wiig and many more.
“Shot entirely in Portland, ‘Portlandia’ is created by Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel. They also serve as writers, along with Karey Dornetto and Graham Wagner.
“Season 5 of ‘Portlandia’ airs Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT on IFC. Seasons 1-4 are available now on Netflix.”