In a bit if unsurprising but reassuring news, IFC renewed Portlandia for two more seasons, making the show´s order reach seasons four and five of the comedy. Both the Peabody Award and the Writers Guild Award wins made the show get a solid run for a two in one callback call, instead of the expected renewal for season four. In this order, the show will add two more seasons of ten episodes each, set to premiere in early 2014 and 2015.
“Portlandia has celebrated sustainable local agriculture, underemployment, avian crafting, gender politics, intense bicycle messengers and so much more,” said Jennifer Caserta, president and general manager of IFC.“We can now celebrate two more seasons.”
The first three seasons of Portlandia expanded the boundaries of gentle satire and social commentary. From the feminist shopkeepers Toni and Candace to the overly eco-conscious couple Peter and Nance, Armisen and Brownstein transform into a collection of charmingly earnest characters who make up Portlandia, the quirky, free-range world created as an affectionate love letter to Portland, OR.
Series is created and written by Fred Armisen (SNL) and Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney), stars of the show, and Jonathan Krisel, the show’s director.
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