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Posted Tuesday 11/27/18 at 1:19PM EST
Aubrey Plaza to host the Independent Spirit Awards
“I am truly honored and delighted to host the Spirits Awards this year,” the Parks and Recreation alum said in a statement. “It is a dream come true to host a show that celebrates my greatest loves… independent film, the people that make them possible and live television!” The 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards airs the day before the Oscars, on Feb. 23.
Posted Monday 11/19/18 at 1:04PM EST
Documentary Now!'s homage to Original Cast Album: Company will be available on vinyl
IFC plans to release a vinyl pressing of the six full original songs from the episode “Original Cast Album: Co-op," which pays homage to D. A. Pennebaker's 1970 documentary. John Mulaney, who stars on the episode, wrote the lyrics with co-creator Seth Meyers.
Posted Tuesday 10/30/18 at 1:45PM EDT
IFC has five series in the works, including Almost Asian and a drama about a pastor who secretly writes erotica
The Margaret Cho-produced Almost Asian, based on the web series of the same name, stars Katie Malia as a mixed-race Asian millennial trying to find her identity in Los Angeles. Annika Erotica follows a sweet and simple associate junior pastor whose self-published erotic novel goes viral. Other potential IFC series include an "adventure comedy" about Art Thieves, Beth, about an agoraphobic man whose ex-girlfriend re-emerges, and sketch series The Middle Passage.
Posted Wednesday 10/17/18 at 3:23PM EDT
Brockmire books Martha Plimpton
The former Raising Hope star will recur in Season 3 as Brockmire's "cigarette-smoking, no-nonsense" new sponsor.
Posted Wednesday 10/10/18 at 4:00PM EDT
Documentary Now! enlists Michael Keaton and Owen Wilson for a Wild Wild Country parody
The IFC mockumentary's "B*tshit Valley" will feature Wilson as self-proclaimed spiritual leader Father Ra-Shawbard, leader of the Shawbardite commune. Keaton will play FBI agent Bill Doss, who takes it upon himself to reveal the truth about their peculiar leader.
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 3:29AM EDT
Brockmire casts Tawny Newsome in recurring Season 3 role
The comedic actress will recur on Season 3 of the IFC comedy as an NCAA Champion softball player and Brockmire’s newest partner in the announcing booth.
Posted Tuesday 10/02/18 at 4:56AM EDT
IFC announces a slow TV streaming channel called "Sloth"
Launching Monday, Oct. 22, Sloth is described as “slow TV from IFC, with a slightly off twist." Viewers can “throw it on in the background of your next party, or just sit back and zone out.”
Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 11:54PM EDT
IFC picks up British cult comedy series Toast of London
Episodes of the comedy starring Disenchantment’s Matt Berry were previously available on Netflix.
Posted Friday 8/31/18 at 2:43PM EDT
Independent Spirit Awards will keep its day-before-Oscars slot in 2020
The Academy Awards ceremony is moving to Feb. 9 in 2020. So the Film Independent Spirit Awards will be broadcast on IFC on Feb. 8, 2020.
Posted Tuesday 8/28/18 at 1:48PM EDT
IFC to counterprogram the Emmys with An Emmy for Megan marathon
Emmy-nominated The Good Place writer Megan Amram's Emmy-nominated web series will make its TV debut on IFC on Sept. 17. The cable channel plans to broadcast all 28 minutes and 7 seconds of An Emmy for Megan.
Posted Thursday 8/23/18 at 10:35PM EDT
IFC renews Baroness von Sketch Show for Season 4
The Canadian sketch comedy originally aired on Canada's CBC before it was acquired by IFC.
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Documentary Now! is doing its first musical episode, featuring John Mulaney and Taran Killam
The IFC mockumentary series will return with Original Cast Album: Co-Op, a parody of D.A. Pennebaker’s 1970 documentary Original Cast Album: Company, which followed the overnight cast recording of the Stephen Sondheim Tony Award-winning musical. Documentary Now! returns in February for "Season 52."
Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 4:00PM EDT
Cate Blanchett is coming to Documentary Now!
The two-time Oscar winner will play a Marina Abramovic-type performance artist on the IFC documentary spoof's takeoff on the acclaimed 2012 documentary Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present.
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 1:46PM EDT
Bob Costas calls Brockmire's Jim Brockmire a "Grade A a**hole"
Watch the Hank Azaria IFC comedy's Emmys For Your Consideration video featuring Costas, Brent Musburger and other sports announcing legends.
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 7:42AM EDT
Brockmire's season finale pushed back, but Hank Azaria will live-tweet the NBA Finals as his IFC character
The last two episodes will air later then originally scheduled, on June 13 and June 20, respectively. But Hank Azaria announced he'll live-tweet the NBA Finals as Jim Brockmire.