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David Cross, Will Arnett back for second season of 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret'

February 24, 2011 |  8:47 am

Cross Good news for people who like watching David Cross suffer: On Thursday, IFC green lighted a second season of "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret," which features Cross as the writer and star Todd Margaret, a corporate nobody at the London office of a new energy drink who lies his way up the ladder into a senior sales position.(Season 1, which aired last fall on IFC, also featured Will Arnett and guest stars Janeane Garofalo, Amber Tamblyn and Russ Tamblyn.)

Along with "Portlandia," the Fred Armisen/Carrie Brownstein sketch show that IFC recently green lighted for a second season, "Todd Margaret" is helping to distinguish IFC as a destination for original comedies. “'Todd Margaret' personifies the type of offbeat comedy IFC brings to viewers,” said Debbie DeMontreux, IFC's senior vice president of original programming, in a statement. “David is one of the pioneers of alt comedy, a genre IFC is quickly becoming known for.”

Cross seems to have high hopes for the next six episodes. “Questions will be answered and secrets revealed all while the mystery heads towards a deep, shuddering, and very satisfying climax,” he promised in a statement. Which sounds funny... and slightly disturbing. Kinda like the show itself.

 --Melissa Maerz

Photo: "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret" cast, from left, Blake Harrison, Will Arnett, David Cross and Sharon Horgan. Credit: Giles Keyte/IFC.