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What to Watch on IFC: November 22 – November 28

What to Watch on IFC: November 22 – November 28 (photo)

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It’s the end of November, which means we are all counting down the days and hours until Thanksgiving, or as we call it around the office Elastic Waistband Day. Thankfully, we have a lot of great television to help you wile away the hours until your plate is filled with turkey (or tofurkey, no judgment), potatoes, cranberries, and pumpkin pie. All washed down, of course, with copious amounts of ThunderMuscle. What? Nothing says Thanksgiving like energy drinks. It’s what the pilgrims used to row here from England on the Mayflower.

Before you leave for your trip over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house, while you overeat, and during digestion, here’s what to watch on IFC:


What will you be watching on Monday? Undeclared, of course. IFC’s Matt Singer and his off-screen sidekick Will, host our weekly Watch It Live. Tune in tonight to discuss Lloyd (Charlie Hunnam) and his sex life. Or, you know, Steven and the couch. Tune in to IFC Live at 11 p.m. ET.


Award-winning British R & B artist, Craig David, stops by 360 Sessions on 9:30 p.m. ET. David plays an exclusive set of songs from his new album and talks about his life at university, his home in Hampstead, and, of course his music. Here’s his track “Insomnia” to get you in the mood:


It’s the busiest travel day of the year, so stay away from planes, trains, and automobiles and watch the Kids in the Hall. To get you in the holiday spirit, we’re showing their mini-series Death Comes to Town beginning at 4:35 p.m. ET.


Happy Thanksgiving. Avoid your family by watching IFC all day. The pilgrims would want you to. We have Calendar Girls at 2:35 p.m. ET. (Is that the right feel-good Brit pic for you? Find out.) Heathers at 8:25 p.m. ET and Thank You For Smoking at 11 p.m. ET. You can thank us later.


Nothing says Black Friday like Hollywood hookers. Put down the credit cards and unwind from all those bargains with a plate of leftovers and Vice Squad at 8 p.m. ET.


Tired of your relatives yet? Turn on Hostel tonight at 9:45 p.m. ET and just, you know, day dream.


We have back-to-back episodes of Undeclared starting at 1: 15 p.m. ET and running all day. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for special guest stars.

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Rev Up

Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Give Back

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.

Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…

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A-O Rewind

Celebrating Portlandia One Sketch at a Time

The final season of Portlandia approaches.

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Most people measure time in minutes, hours, days, years…At IFC, we measure it in sketches. And nothing takes us way (waaaaaay) back like Portlandia sketches. Yes, there’s a Portlandia milepost from every season that changed the way we think, behave, and pickle things. In honor of Portlandia’s 8th and final season, Subaru presents a few of our favorites.


Put A Bird On It

Portlandia enters the pop-culture lexicon and inspires us to put birds on literally everything.

Colin the Chicken

Who’s your chicken, really? Behold the emerging locavore trend captured perfectly to the nth degree.

Dream Of The ’90s

This treatise on Portland made it clear that “the dream” was alive and well.

No You Go

We Americans spend most of our lives in cars. Fortunately, there’s a Portlandia sketch for every automotive situation.

A-O River!

We learned all our outdoor survival skills from Kath and Dave.

One More Episode

The true birth of binge watching, pre-Netflix. And what you’ll do once Season 8 premieres.

Catch up on Portlandia’s best moments before the 8th season premieres January 18th on IFC.

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