We are so excited for January 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT when the Onion News Network and Portlandia premiere on IFC. We know you will love these shows because …well, how could you not? Know what else we are excited about? Some of the shows we have in development right now that MIGHT (fingers crossed!) be joining our original shows (ONN, Portlandia, and The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret) on the air along with our line up of the best of 90s comedy (Larry Sanders Show, Ben Stiller Show, and Mr. Show). Here’s a sneak peek of some of the programs we have in the works. Stay tuned!
Is a non-fiction series set in the world of competitive facial hair growing. While that might sound like watching paint dry, we assure, you it is a strangely compelling world filled with intrigue, personalities, and, of course, facial hair. The show will profile a group
of men as they travel from the National Beard and Mustache Championship in Bend, Oregon to the World Competition in Norway.
“Hero House” (working title)
This non-fiction project spotlights a group of real-life super heroes from around the country who join forces and endeavor to clean up one city’s troubled streets. Think this is too far-fetched to be reality television? Watch this local news report from Seattle:
“Hard ‘N Phirm’s Musical Timehole”
From the musical comedy duo Hard ‘N Phirm (Chris Hardwick and Mike Phirman), “Timehole” is an animated comedy series in which our heroes hurtle through time while helping historical figures solve crises through the power of song. Character designs by acclaimed artist Divya Srinivasan. Don’t know the word of Hard ‘N Phirm? Watch and learn:
“Greg & Donny”
A single camera, scripted comedy about two friends who have known each other their entire lives and who grew up and live in a small town in western Pa. Created, written by and starring Matt Yeager (internet series, “The Burg”) and Jeff Skowron (“The Burg”), “Greg & Donny,” which is based on their web series, won IFC’s ‘Out of the Box’ award at the 2010 New York Television Festival. The award is given to the most innovative or genre-expanding pilot in competition. Get to know “The Burg” with this brief intro: