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What to Watch on IFC: April 4 – 10

What to Watch on IFC: April 4 – 10 (photo)

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April showers may bring May flowers, but they also give us a really good reason to stay indoors and watch lots of television.

Here’s what to watch on IFC this week:


The childhood admiration of a superhero meets adult realism in “Toto Le Hero” at 1 p.m. ET.


Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of artist and director Julian Schnabel’s latest film “Miral.” The movie follows a young orphaned girl, Miral, played by Frieda Pinto (“Slumdog Millionaire”), in the aftermath of the most brutal phase of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. “The Making of Miral” airs at 12:45 p.m. ET


Tune in to “The Ben Stiller Show” tonight for some crossover fun. None other than Garry Shandling swings by to have a little sketch comedy fun with Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Dick, and Bob Odenkirk. The fun starts at 10:30 p.m. ET


The tale of a narcoleptic runaway making it on the streets with the help of a new kind of family is a heartbreaking reminder that only the good die young. River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves star in Gus Van Sant’s “My Own Private Idaho” at 10:05 p.m. ET


Friday night done right is two solid hours of the finest sketch comedy in the land. “The Whitest Kids U’Know” know how to treat you right. The fun starts at 8 p.m. ET. Laffs guaranteed!


Surprise! It’s a Cillian Murphy Double Feature! Tune in at 1 p.m. ET for “Watching the Detectives” where a film freak has his life turned upside down when he starts dating a real-life femme fatale. Then, prepare for the inevitable zombie apocalypse when Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later airs at 10 p.m. ET.


Spend Sunday in “The Village.” M. Night Shyamalan wrote and directed this characteristically atmospheric thriller about a small village menaced by louring beasties. Since this comes from the mind behind “The Sixth Sense” and “Signs,” you know you are in for both suspense and serious plot twists. Tune in at 5:45 p.m. ET.


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


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.


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…