Earlier this week we heard the surprising news that IFC's forthcoming Funny or Die miniseries 'The Spoils of Babylon' had picked up some impressive talent atop the central Will Ferrell, bringing 'SNL' vet Kristen Wiig and 'The Great Gatsby's' Tobey Maguire in to lead. Now, the production has added yet another surprising name in that of former 'Sixth Sense' star Haley Joel Osment!
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IFC has continued to make a strong push into original programming, given the continued success of 'Portlandia' and the upcoming premiere of Marc Maron's self-titled 'Maron,' but its latest upcoming miniseries project has some significant star power behind it. Not only will Will Ferrell and Adam McKay produce 'The Spoils of Babylon,' but 'SNL' vet Kristen Wiig and 'The Great Gatsby' star Tobey Maguire will play leading roles! Find out about 'The Spoils of Babylon' inside!
As we eagerly await the third season of IFC's quirky sketch comedy series 'Portlandia' -- or for that matter any of our favorite shows before their return -- one universal rule of TV should always be observed: no spoilers! Even for a series close to decade old, spoilers are to be regarded with the highest of care, something even 'Portlandia' knows all too well. So what spoilers are teased in the latest clip from season 3? Find out inside, along with what Rosanne Barr will get up to in her visit! Spoilers a-plenty!
As nice as it was to have Fred and Carrie back for a brief 'Portlandia' winter special, 2013 will see the eternally weird duo back full time for 'Portlandia' season 3. The third year of IFC's quirky sketch comedy will feature an impressive number of guest stars, including the likes of Chloe Sevigny, Patton Oswalt, and several past 'SNL' stars, but why wait until the January 4 premiere date to check it out? Take a look at the first clip from 'Portlandia's third season, featuring 'SNL' star Bobby Moynihan (Drunk Uncle!) paying a visit to everyone's favorite feminist bookstore!
Portland might be known for its weirdness, '90s-era quirk, and even entire professions devoted to putting birds on things, but with all the celebrities floating through, you'd think it'd be the next Hollywood. Regardless, IFC's 'Portlandia' has managed to obtain some impressive star power in its third season, including everyone from Fred Armisen's 'SNL' castmates, to comic everyman actor Patton Oswalt! Who else is on 'Portlandia' season 3's epic list of names, and when might we see them?
Sure, our lives have all been pretty weird of late, considering the storms that flood the tri-state area one week and drench them in snow the next. Disney announces both its purchase of 'Star Wars' and a revival of 'Boy Meets World,' amid other elements that while weird, just aren't Portland weird. Thankfully, Portland weird will be back in our lives sooner than we thought, as IFC's 'Portlandia' has officially set its return, along with an advance winter special!
Certainly none of the '30 Rock' cast will be hurting for work when the show closes up shop after 7 seasons this fall, but it's an awful lot of talent to pour out on the streets. We know that Tina Fey will next take her talents to lend a voice on 'The Simpsons,' but what of Alec Baldwin? Will he simply return to movies, or continue on the small screen? Might there be a place for him in 'Portlandia' when '30 Rock' is said and done?
Not to be outdone by 'American Horror Story,' (its mostly direct and logical competition) IFC's comedy gem 'Portlandia' will be getting just a bit bigger for season 3, adding actress Chloe Sevigny into the mix with Fred and Carrie. Sevigny was also cast in a recurring role for 'American Horror Story' season 2, so what brings the actress over to the comedy side of things? And how long will she be sticking around before things get weird...er?
There's something about the 'innocence lost' stories that gets all of us, whether it's an 80's comedy about guys trying to lose their virginity or a Midwestern girl heading to Hollywood to become a star. 'About Cherry' is one of those stories, this time dealing with an 18 year-old blond and her dive into the skin-filled world of porn.
Before you turn up your nose at the thought of the "Independent Film Channel" leaning on ads for support, be thankful the network has the ability to bring us a third season of 'Portlandia' and another installment of R.Kelly's epic 'Hiphopera,' 'Trapped in the Closet.'