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What to Watch on IFC: August 22 – August 28

What to Watch on IFC: August 22 – August 28 (photo)

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Here’s what to watch this week on IFC:

Monday

Auteur dead-head George A. Romero gets back in touch with his inner zombie in “Diary of the Dead.” It airs at 8 p.m. ET.

Tuesday

Loved by bosses and parents, Elliot (played perfectly by Michael Showalter) is a nice guy with a stable job and a beautiful fiancee (Elizabeth Banks), but when her high school sweetheart (Justin Theroux) shows up weeks before the wedding, Elliot must fight for his bride-to-be.“The Baxter” airs at 4 p.m. ET.

Wednesday

Get through Hump Day with back-to-back horror films: Saw starts at 8 p.m. ET followed by Michael Bay’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginnning at 10:15 p.m. ET. Survive the night and live to see …Thursday.

Thursday

Bernardo Bertolucci directs the erotic drama “The Dreamers” airs at 12:35 a.m. ET. Adapted from the novel “The Holy Innocents: A Romance” by Gilbert Adair, the film follows American abroad, Matthew (Michael Pitt), who is studying in Paris during the politically turbulent late ’60s.

Friday
It’s a new episode of “Whisker Wars”! Support Beard Team USA as they prepare to compete in the World Beard and Mustache Competition in Norway. They have to win, all you have to do is watch. Tune in at 11 p.m. ET.

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Saturday

What happens when a group of teenaged Salvadoran refugees form a skate punk band in South Central? Angst-fueled cross-cultural wacky hijinks. Larry Clark’s “Wassup Rockers” takes a comedic look at the inner workings of urban youth culture in Los Angeles. It airs at 6 p.m. ET:

Sunday

Go to church, then go to college: Spend your Sunday with “Undeclared” when we air six back-to-back episodes beginning with the pilot at 12 noon ET.

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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…