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The Ex Factor

5 Pop Culture Exes We’re Glad We Never Dated

Catch Maggie Wheeler (Janice!) as Marc's ex on tonight's brand new Maron.

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On tonight’s brand new MaronMarc’s journey back from addiction and storage locker-dwelling takes him directly to his ex-wife (played by the hilarious Maggie Wheeler). Maggie is of course famous for playing Janice from Friends, one of pop culture’s most infamous exes. While the exes in our list below may have wreaked havoc on their former paramours, we have to admit they’re pretty entertaining. We don’t want to meet them on Tinder, but we can’t stop watching them.

5. Mystery Woman, Blues Brothers

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Universal Pictures

Jake Elwood’s ex-fiancee (played by Carrie Fisher) is a romantic Terminator: wielding an ever-increasing arsenal of weapons, she will not stop until she takes out our heroes. She doesn’t just want to delete Jake’s number — she wants to delete him.


4. Alex, Fatal Attraction

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Paramount Pictures

Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) has a hot weekend with co-worker Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas). But when the happily married man tries to put their one-night stand behind him, she goes to terrifying lengths to claim him back. Let’s just say no bunnies come out of this one unscathed.


3. David, Fear

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Universal

Mark Wahlberg’s intense hunk sweeps Nicole (Reese Witherspoon) off her feet, but soon turns murderous when she breaks up with him. Wahlberg is pretty scary as the literal ex from hell, and he doesn’t even drop any rhymes.


2. Gideon, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Scott Pilgrim
Universal

Ramona’s seven evil exes gang up to make Scott’s life a grueling gauntlet, but it’s Gideon (Jason Schwartzman) who has her under his control. It takes Scott realizing his mistakes and teaming up with both Ramona and Knives to take out Gideon. And that haircut is just the worst. What did Ramona ever see in Gideon, anyway?


1. Janice, Friends

Janice Friends
NBC

With her knack for turning up at the perfect moment, Chandler’s on again/off again girlfriend is the epitome of the ex who just won’t go away. But OH MY GOD is she the kind of character we love to hate.

Watch what happens when Marc meets his ex-wife in a clip from tonight’s brand new Maron:

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Home Run

Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Car Notes

Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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Nick Kroll and John Mulaney To Host Spirit Awards

The Spirit Awards Air February 25 LIVE on IFC.

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The 2017 Spirit Awards have finally found their frontmen: Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. And it’s no wonder. Just marvel in their splendid chemistry back when they appeared on Comedy Bang! Bang!:

The pair are prolific within the performing arts community: television (Kroll in The League and The Kroll Show, Mulaney as a writer of IFC’s own Documentary Now!), theater (including Broadway’s current Oh Hello Show), and stand-up comedy. In fact, it’s entirely possible that emceeing an awards show is one of the few remaining line items on their professional bucket lists.

It’s important to caveat this announcement, however. Unlike the bigger and more ubiquitously known awards shows, the Spirit Awards are not, well…boring. (We’re talking to you, Oscar.)

They’re funny. They’re honest. They have quality to match the red-carpet fanfare. And that’s alarmingly special. Last year’s show included some legitimately historic moments, like when transgender actress Mya Taylor won best supporting female, or Kate McKinnon’s hilarious and timely parody of Carol. See more highlights here to get the flavor of the Spirit Awards and read all about Film Independent to dig deeper.

The 2017 Spirit Awards air live February 25 at 5P ET exclusively on IFC.

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