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Bill Hader Will Play a Washed Up Hollywood Producer in Documentary Now! Season Two

Documentary Now! returns this fall on IFC.

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Last month, we got a few bits of information on the upcoming season of Documentary Now!. We already know three of the films that creators Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, and Seth Meyers plan on satirizing — namely, The War Room, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and Salesman — but now a fourth has been revealed. The episode entitled “Mr. Runner Up” will be using the hammy Robert Evans bio The Kid Stays in the Picture as its source inspiration.

An in-depth look at the life of the Godfather and Rosemary’s Baby uber-producer, The Kid Stays in the Picture was released in 2002 to much critical acclaim. A cult figure in pop culture, Evans had his own animated series called Kid Notorious and has been spoofed by everyone from Bob Odenkirk on Mr. Show to Dustin Hoffman in the film Wag the Dog.

Taking a page from the Evans doc, Documentary Now!‘s “Mr. Runner Up” will chronicle the career of an aging Hollywood producer (played by Hader) attempting a comeback after a precipitous decline. And following the likes of the previous season’s double-episode focusing on the faux soft rock band The Blue Jean Committee, “Mr. Runner Up” will be extended into a two-parter.

Check out the trailer for The Kid Stays in the Picture below to see what Bill, Fred, Seth and company will be spoofing. The fall premiere of Documentary Now!‘s second season can’t come soon enough.

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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

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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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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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