What to watch this week on IFC: April 1 – April 6


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Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:


Monday got you down? Get over it, Garfield! We have a double feature of Mel Gibson and Danny Glover’s action-comedy classic “Lethal Weapon” to help you out. The first installment of the franchise starts at 8/7c, followed by “Lethal Weapon 2” at 10/11c, which features Joe Pesci as a motor-mouthed mob accountant turned federal witness.


Ever want to see someone ride a bomb? Now’s your chance because at 6/5c we are showing Stanley Kubrick’s war-mongering classic “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” The film stars Peter Sellers as President Muffley, who holes up with his advisers (George C. Scott, Keenan Wynn) in the Pentagon war room, as planes with bombs head toward Moscow.


Get your bi-monthly Statham fix when we show “Transporter 3” at 8/7c. When you’re not gawking at Statham’s biceps and/or chiseled jaw, watch as mob courier Frank Martin (that’s Statham) and the subject of his assignment, a cynical Ukrainian woman (Natalya Rudakova), are fitted with shackles that will explode if they wander too far from his car. A bomb and a girl? It’s nothing Statham can’t handle.


Celebrate the almost end of the work week with some serious couch time. Go ahead and take your pants off before we scare them right off with our triple feature of terror. It starts with “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” at 6/5c followed by “Poltergeist” at 8/7c and “Evil Dead 2” at 10:30/9:30c.


Before an all new episode of “Out There” starts at 10/9c, we’re showing “The Cable Guy,”at 8/7c. Matthew Broderick stars in Ben Stiller‘s pitch-black (and, subsequently, oft-misunderstood and underappreciated) comedy about never, ever attempting to bribe the guy who installs your cable, especially when that man is played by Jim Carrey.


Toga party! Remember how everyone was running around shouting, “Release the Kraken!” last year? See where it all started when you travel back to ancient Greece to watch Harry Hamlin in a toga. That’s right we’re showing the 1981 original “Clash of the Titans” in all its 80s stop-motion and feathered hair glory at 3:15/2:15 CT.


Sunday is all about family, and we can’t think of a family we would rather spend the day with than the Bluths. That’s why we’re showing back-to-back-to-back episodes of “Arrested Development” starting at high noon, of course.

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Holiday Extra Special

Make The Holidays ’80s Again

Enjoy the holiday cheer Wednesday December 21 at 10P on IFC.

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Whatever happened to the kind of crazy-yet-cozy holiday specials that blanketed the early winter airwaves of the 1980s? Unceremoniously killed by infectious ’90s jadedness? Slow fade out at the hands of early-onset millennial ennui? Whatever the reason, nixing the tradition was a huge mistake.

A huge mistake that we’re about to fix.

Announcing IFC’s Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special, starring Tony Hale. It’s a celeb-studded extravaganza in the glorious tradition of yesteryear featuring Bridget Everett, Jo Firestone, Nick Thune, Jen Kirkman, house band The Dap-Kings, and many more. And it’s at Joe’s Pub, everyone’s favorite home away from home in the Big Apple.

The yuletide cheer explodes Wednesday December 21 at 10P. But if you were born after 1989 and have no idea what void this spectacular special is going to fill, sample from this vintage selection of holiday hits:

Andy Williams and The NBC Kids Search For Santa

The quintessential holiday special. Get snuggly and turn off your brain. You won’t need it.

A Muppet Family Christmas

The Fraggles. The Muppets. The Sesame Street gang. Fate. The Jim Henson multiverse merges in this warm and fuzzy Holiday gathering.

Julie Andrews: The Sound Of Christmas

To this day a foolproof antidote to holiday cynicism. It’s cheesy, but a good cheese. In this case an Alpine Gruyère.

Star Wars Holiday Special

Okay, busted. This one was released in 1978. Still totally ’80s though. And yes that’s Bea Arthur.

Pee Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special

Pass the eggnog, and make sure it’s loaded. This special is everything you’d expect it to be and much, much more.

Joe’s Pub Presents: A Holiday Special premieres Wednesday December 21 at 10P on IFC.

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It Ain't Over Yet

A Guide to Coping with the End of Comedy Bang! Bang!

Watch the final episodes tonight at 11 and 11:30P on IFC.

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After five seasons and 110 halved-hour episodes, Scott Aukerman’s hipster comedy opus, Comedy Bang! Bang!, has come to an end. Fridays at 11 and 11:30P will never be the same. We know it can be hard for fans to adjust after the series finale of their favorite TV show. That’s why we’ve prepared this step-by-step guide to managing your grief.

Step One: Cry it out

It’s just natural. We’re sad too.
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Step Two: Read the CB!B! IMDB Trivia Page

The show is over and it feels like you’ve lost a friend. But how well did you really know this friend? Head over to Comedy Bang! Bang!’s IMDB page to find out some things you may not have known…like that it’s “based on a Civil War battle of the same name” or that “Reggie Watts was actually born with the name Theodore Leopold The Third.”

Step Three: Listen to the podcast

One fascinating piece of CB!B! trivia that you might not learn from IMDB is that there’s a podcast that shares the same name as the TV show. It’s even hosted by Scott Aukerman! It’s not exactly like watching the TV show on a Friday night, but that’s only because each episode is released Monday morning. If you close your eyes, the podcast is just like watching the show with your eyes closed!

Step Four: Watch brand new CB!B! clips?!

The best way to cope with the end of Comedy Bang! Bang! is to completely ignore that it’s over — because it’s not. In an unprecedented move, IFC is opening up the bonus CB!B! content vault. There are four brand new, never-before-seen sketches featuring Scott Aukerman, Kid Cudi, and “Weird Al” Yankovic ready for you to view on the IFC App. There’s also one right here, below this paragraph! Watch all four b-b-bonus clips and feel better.

Binge the entire final season, plus exclusive sketches, right now on the IFC app.

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Everybody Sweats Now

The Four-Day Sweatsgiving Weekend On IFC

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This long holiday weekend is your time to gobble gobble gobble and give heartfelt thanks—thanks for the comfort and forgiveness of sweatpants. Because when it comes right down to it, there’s nothing more wholesome and American than stuffing yourself stupid and spending endless hours in front of the TV in your softest of softests.

So get the sweats, grab the remote and join IFC for four perfect days of entertainment.

It all starts with a 24-hour T-day marathon of Rocky Horror Picture Show, then continues Friday with an all-day binge of Stan Against Evil.

By Saturday, the couch will have molded to your shape. Which is good, because you’ll be nestled in for back-to-back Die Hard and Lethal Weapon.

Finally, come Sunday it’s time to put the sweat back in your sweatpants with The Shining, The Exorcist, The Chronicles of Riddick, Terminator 2, and Blade: Trinity. They totally count as cardio.

As if you need more convincing, here’s Martha Wash and the IFC&C Music Factory to hammer the point home.

The Sweatsgiving Weekend starts Thursday on IFC

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