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Portlandia Is Calling All Underdogs

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Do you love you dog, even if its lips are falling off its face? If so: enter your pup for a chance to win a role on season four of Portlandia. You and your beloved pet can join the cast and crew on location this fall.

To enter the Portlandia Underdog Sweepstakes, submit a photo or video of your dog on Instagram or Vine using the Twitter hashtag #portlandiaunderdog.

One Grand Prize Winner Receives:

Round-trip airfare to Portland, OR for winner and their dog
4-day/3-night hotel stay for winner and their dog
Walk on role for the winning dog in an episode of Portlandia Season 4
Ground transportation to and from the hotel

Your dog could be featured in a clip like the one below. All you have to do is enter.

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ABBREVIATED RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Void in PR and where prohibited. IFC’s “Portandia Underdog Sweepstakes” is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older. Sweepstakes begins at 10 am EST on 9/16/13 and ends at 11:59:59 pm ET on 10/5/13. Odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received throughout the Promotion Period. To enter, and for complete Official Rules, visit www.ifc.com/portlandia-underdog. Limit of one (1) entry per person, per day. Sponsor: IFC TV LLC, 11 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001.

Get complete rules here.

Want the latest news from Portlandia? Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter@IFCportlandia and use the hashtag #portlandia.

Portlandia returns to IFC in early 2014

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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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