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The Spoils of Babylon
Starts Thursday, January 9 at 10/9c
IFC has greenlit the original scripted comedy The Spoils of Babylon produced by Funny or Die. Putting their talent behind the show as executive producers are Will Ferrell (Anchorman), Adam McKay (Step Brothers), Matt Piedmont (Casa de mi Padre, who also directs and co--writes and Andrew Steele (Saturday Night Live), who also co--wrote the script. The Spoils of Babylon is a television adaptation of a best--selling epic novel by fictional famous author Eric Jonrosh (played by Ferrell) and will feature an ensemble cast. The blowsy century-- spanning saga chronicles the sexy and dramatic lives of a family who made their fortune in the oil business.
Produced by Funny or Die, Spoils of Babylon is produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Matt Piedmont and Andrew Steele.
Maron Season 2
Maron will return for a second season with 13 all new half-hour episodes, up from 10, scheduled to premiere in 2014.
Maron is an honest, comical look at the complicated man behind the “WTF” podcast, writer/comedian Marc Maron. The debut season followed his often misguided attempts to grow professionally as a comedian and emotionally with his estranged dad, Larry (Judd Hirsch) and unconventional new girlfriend, Jennifer (Nora Zehetner) while being aided by his clueless fan-boy assistant Kyle (Josh Brener). Infused with Marc’s trademark relatable tone, the dark humored comedy has many more experiences to share with viewers next year.
Marc Maron is the creator, executive producer, writer and star of Maron. Apostle’s Denis Leary and Jim Serpico are also executive producers, along with Michael Jamin, Sivert Glarum, Duncan Birmingham and Olivia Wingate. Maron is produced for IFC by Fox Television Studios. Series’ directors include Academy Award®-winner Luke Matheny, who is a co-executive producer, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Robert Cohen.
Garfunkel & Oates
IFC has greenlit the original series Garfunkel & Oates, featuring the female comedy-folk duo Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, to join the network’s 2014 line-up.
Garfunkel & Oates centers on the aspirations and misadventures of the female comedy-folk duo Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates), and will spotlight the personal and professional lives of the duo whose career choices – singing satirical and sometimes dirty songs – leaves them with little in common with their peers, and no one but each other to turn to for support and understanding. The series is produced by Abominable Pictures and executive produced by Lindhome, Micucci and Jonathan Stern (Childrens Hospital, NTSF:SD:SUV).
Season 4 & 5 Coming 2014, 2015
IFC has renewed its hit original comedy series Portlandia for fourth and fifth seasons. Each season will feature 10 half-hour episodes, to premiere in early 2014 and early 2015, respectively. The Emmy® nominated, Peabody and WGA Award-winning 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. Portlandia is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video.
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.
In addition to its regular inhabitants, Portlandia has been home to an impressive list of guest stars, including Kyle MacLachlan (Desperate Housewives, Twin Peaks), Chloë Sevigny (American Horror Story), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park), Kumail Nanjiani (Franklin & Bash), Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids), Patton Oswalt (Young Adult), tennis champion Martina Navratilova, and George Wendt (Cheers), among many others.
Comedy Bang! Bang! Season 3
Scott Aukerman’s Comedy Bang! Bang! is coming back with a bang to IFC. The fan favorite comedy series has been renewed for a third season with 20 half-hour episodes, scheduled to air in two ten episode installments, in 2014.
With ringleader and comedian Aukerman (co-creator/director/producer, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis; writer/performer, Mr. Show), the show has flipped the script on the late night talk show format and propelled it into a far off galaxy. Infusing untraditional celebrity interviews and comedy sketches with a tinge of the surreal, Scott engages his guests with unfiltered, deadpan lines of questioning, accented by banter and beats provided by Reggie Watts (Conan, Jash). Each celebrity appearance is blended with mind-bending filmed shorts, random character cameos and over-the-top spoofs.
Season two featured an impressive line-up of well-known comedians and actors, including Jessica Alba, Aziz Ansari, David Cross, Jim Gaffigan, Zach Galifianakis, Bill Hader, Pee-wee Herman, Gillian Jacobs, Rashida Jones, Anna Kendrick, Andy Richter, Zoe Saldana, Andy Samberg, Jason Schwartzman, Sarah Silverman, Cobie Smulders and Casey Wilson along with many more that can be seen at http://www.ifc.com/shows/comedy-bang-bang“.
Comedy Bang! Bang! is produced for IFC by Abso Lutely Productions; Aukerman and Dave Kneebone serve as executive producers.