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.'