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Portlandia
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Portlandia is a sketch-comedy series featuring Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and a variety of guest stars playing characters who inhabit the strange world of Portland, Oregon.

Premiered:

January 21, 2011

See It:

Fridays at 10 p.m. EST on IFC.

History:

Portlandia started out as a series of online videos created by and starring Fred Armisen of Saturday Night Live and Carrie Brownstein, formerly of the rock band Sleater-Kinney. Known as ThunderAnt, the duo produced original music and comedy based in Portland, Oregon. After garnering a following online, Armisen and Brownstein moved ThunderAnt to IFC, where it became Portlandia.

Cast:

Fred Armisen
Carrie Brownstein

Creators:

Portlandia was created by stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, along with Jonathan Krisel, who directs each episode. The three serve as executive producers along with Saturday Night Live’s Lorne Michaels and Andrew Singer.
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