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IFC greenlights 'Portlandia' for a second season

Portlandia 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!

--Melissa Maerz

Photo: Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. Credit: Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images.

 
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You don't have to live in Portland to get a total laugh out of this show! We love it and glad it's renewed for next season. The DREAM OF THE NINETIES IS ALIVE!

I live in Portland, and for the most part portlanders hate this show, but they are a little sensitive :) For the most part the humor in the show is smart, episode 5 not very good example. Most of the stereotypes I have seen and they are few and far between. The show is a gas to watch especially when you see places you have been and met the people being represented in the sketches. Good job glad to hear they made the cut for a second season and look forward to watching.


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