By the end of this year's 'SNL' season finale (which was hosted by 'Argo' director Ben Affleck), it was obvious that series veteran Bill Hader would be depart the series. But while it's still unknown if fellow veteran Jason Sudeikis will also be saying goodbye, it's now clear that Fred Armisen's final tribute performance was meant to confirm the 'Portlandia' star's 'SNL' exit.
'SNL' vet Fred Armisen may have left the long-running, late-night comedy for good this past season, but he won't be hurting for work any time soon. IFC has granted an additional two seasons to its critically adored sketch comedy series, 'Portlandia,' to air in 2014 and 2015 respectively, but will the series come to a conclusion thereafter?
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?
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.'