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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.
Posted Thursday 5/03/18 at 6:07PM EDT
IFC orders musical sketch show Sherman's Showcase from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon alums
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle, who co-wrote and appeared on camera on Fallon's Late Night show, are behind Sherman's Showcase. With John Legend producing, the variety sketch comedy show will feature Salahuddin in the role of host Sherman McDaniel, "taking viewers through time via music and comedy drawn from the four-decade library of his fictional musical variety show." The eight-episode series aims to be in the vein of In Living Color, The Midnight Special and Soul Train.
Posted Monday 4/23/18 at 5:51AM EDT
Brent Musburger gets in a "feud" with Hank Azaria's Brockmire, calling him "Buckmeier"
The fake feud between the iconic sports announcer and the fictional IFC sports announcer played out last week on The Rich Eisen Show.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 2:13PM EDT
IFC renews Brockmire for two seasons, Seth Meyers teases Documentary Now! return in 2019
Hank Azaria's baseball announcer comedy has been picked up for a third and fourth season. At IFC's upfront event, executive producer Seth Meyers said of Documentary Now!'s extended hiatus: "I think the year off will be helpful. I think when we come back, you know, fingers crossed, when you take time and come back you do those Roseanne numbers.” ALSO: Check out Brockmire's Season 2 key art.
Posted Thursday 3/22/18 at 6:23PM EDT
Portlandia's series finale signals the death knell for hipster comedy
Hipster jokes are out and millennial jokes are in, says Jesse David Fox on the occasion of tonight's Portlandia series finale. Older people always make fun of younger people. For Portlandia, hipster jokes were a way for two members of Generation X, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, to mock younger Gen X-ers and older millennials -- the "Xennials" born in the late 1970s/early 1980s. Hipster jokes now have been replaced by millennial jokes as a new group of younger people have become the object of scorn. "Essentially, millennial jokes are what Gen-X jokes or baby boomer jokes were when those people were in their 20s," says Fox. "Hipster jokes were just a bridge, focusing on the group of young people on the border of two generations, young Gen-Xers and old millennials. It makes sense, then, that Portlandia was made by two true Gen-Xers making fun of the new youths they saw infiltrating their city. Now that it’s over, Portlandia, not unlike Laugh-In, will remain as a sort of time capsule for those between times." He adds: "Portlandia was the king of the once-mighty genre of hipster comedy, but like with skinny jeans, there is no longer a market for it. To quote one of the show’s most famous sketches: It’s over!"
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