IFC greenlights 'Portlandia' for a second season
Good news for '90s-loving, glasses-wearing, tribal-tattooed Northwesterners: IFC has greenlighted a second season of "Portlandia," the sketch comedy series created, written by and starring Fred Armisen of "Saturday Night Live" and Carrie Brownstein, former singer-guitarist of the indie-rock band Sleater-Kinney. According to Nielsen Media, the first three episodes were viewed by a combined audience of over 1.1 million, and the network has ordered 10 new half-hour episodes to premiere in January 2012. Which means more celebrity cameos (Heather Graham, Steve Buscemi, and others showed up on the first season), more sketches celebrating slash-skewering fixed-gear-bike-riding lefties, and more jokes about uppity locavores! Colin the chicken did not die in vain!
Photo: Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. Credit: Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images.