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The Age of ‘Portlandia’ Is Over

2014 was a horrifying year for global news, from the Ebola crisis to the rise of ISIS to the kidnapping of 276 girls from a school in Nigeria. The domestic news cycle, meanwhile, was dominated by a series of police killings of unarmed black men (and boys), and the demonstrations and outrageous grand jury proceedings that followed them. Meanwhile, this week’s headlines, which include “the worst terrorist attack in Europe since the attacks in London in July of 2005” and the bombing of an NAACP office in Colorado Springs, don’t bode well for 2015. But you wouldn’t know any of this visiting Portland — sorry, Portlandia — where young-at-heart white people of all ages are still keeping the dream of the ’90s alive, five seasons later. … Read More

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IFC’s ‘Garfunkel and Oates’ Could Be the Next ‘Flight of the Conchords,’ But It’s Not There Yet

Lately, IFC has been focusing more and more on producing fun and offbeat comedyThe Birthday Boys, Maron, and Comedy Bang Bang are three examples of shows that fit perfectly on the network and wouldn’t feel right anywhere else. Now we can add Garfunkel and Oates to that list, a charmingly idiosyncratic comedy that adds some much-needed women’s voices to the network’s slate.  … Read More

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IFC Orders ‘The Spoils of Babylon’ Sequel

IFC has ordered a sequel to the epic miniseries The Spoils of Babylon titled The Spoils Before Dying. Will Ferrell returns as Eric… Read More

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10 Potentially Great TV Shows That Never Aired

Michael Lombardo, HBO’s president of programming, recently talked with Vulture about the status of some of the network’s projects. Among them was the scrapped adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. The series, which was originally supposed to be six seasons long, didn’t come to fruition because “we couldn’t craft the script as good as we needed it to be.” It’s definitely disappointing, but this isn’t the first time a highly anticipated show was dead before it even started. Here are ten other potentially great shows that never made it to… Read More

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IFC’s ‘Garfunkel and Oates’ Gets August Premiere Date

IFC’s newest comedy series, Garfunkel and Oates, will premiere Thursday, August 7 at 10 PM. Garfunkel and Oates is a comedy-folk… Read More

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The 5 IFC Shows You Should Be Watching

IFC (or Independent Film Channel), originally a spin-off of Bravo, debuted in 1994 as a channel that was primarily focused on showing independent films. In the 2000s, it made the smart decision to expand from just film to television by airing both acquired and original programs. The network had some controversy in 2010 when it started airing commercials and censoring programs, a move that angered some of its viewers. But IFC quickly changed its tune and quit the censorship (but kept the advertisements), now practically bragging that it airs movies uncut and unedited. … Read More

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Your Weekly TV News Roundup: ABC Family’s Controversy, Donal Logue’s ‘Gotham’ Look

The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of television news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. This week, ABC Family sparks outrage, IFC announces its delightful new slate, and Catherine Keener reunites with Charlie Kaufman. … Read More

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Flavorwire Exclusive: ‘Portlandia’ Tarot Cards

It’s obvious that Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein hit a nerve with  Portlandia. If you live in a big city and have complained that people you call “hipsters” are taking over, only to realize that the people you’re calling hipsters actually act and look a lot like you, the show probably bears more resemblance to your life than you’d like to admit. … Read More

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