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Coming Soon To IFC: Comedy! Comedy! And More Comedy!

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You are going to spend 2011 in front of the television set, so plan accordingly. Today IFC announced an amazing line up of new shows hitting our air in 2011. To accompany our original series, including Onion News Network, the television series based on the iconic fake news organization, and Portlandia, from Carrie Brownstein and Saturday Night Live’s Fred Armisen, IFC has acquired some incredible programming. How incredible? Prepare your mind to be blown: The Larry Sanders Show, The Ben Stiller Show, Mr. Show with Bob and David and Action. Breathe into a paper bag.

Between these new shows, the Onion News Network, Portlandia, plus Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Arrested Development, Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared, you guys, 2011 is going to be awesome. You may want to quit your day job. Or at least buy a second DVR.

The Larry Sanders Show premieres Monday, January 3 at 11 pm E.T. It stars Garry Shandling as the vain and neurotic talk show host Larry Sanders as he runs his satirical sitcom. Keep an eye out for celebrity guests playing self-parodying versions of themselves, including Jeffrey Tambor, Jeremy Piven, Janeane Garofalo and Rip Torn, among many others. The show aired from 1992-1998 on HBO® and won three Emmy® awards and received 56 Emmy® nominations. It was included in Time magazine’s list of the “100 Best TV Shows of All Time.”

The Ben Stiller Show premieres Wednesday, January 5 at 10:30 pm.
The acclaimed series stars Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick and Bob Odenkirk in comedy sketches parodying television shows, movies, commercials, rock musicians, and
celebrity culture. Created by Ben Stiller and Judd Apatow (of Undeclared and Freaks and Geeks fame), the series won an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program. Writers on the series included Stiller, Apatow, Odenkirk and David Cross, among others. It aired on FOX from September 1992 to January 1993.

Mr. Show with Bob and David premieres Friday, January 7 at 11 p.m.
The hit series seamlessly blends one sketch into another, specializing in absurdist comedy that targets everything from politics to religion to Generation X. Executive produced and starring David Cross and Bob Odenkirk, the series features comics including Sarah Silverman, Jay Johnston, Brian Posehn, Jerry Minor, Jack Black, Paul F. Tompkins and Tom Kenny. The series aired on HBO from 1995-98.

Action will premiere late 2011. It’s a comedy series about Hollywood producer Peter Dragon (Jay Mohr), who is under pressure to bounce back from his last film, a box office failure. The series, which was critically acclaimed for its irreverent look at Hollywood culture, also stars Ileana Douglas as VP of Production at Dragon’s production company, and Buddy Hackett as Peter’s uncle and chief of security. The series aired on FOX during the 1999-2000 season.

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Final Countdown

The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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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…