IFC's Portlandia to Sing for a Second Season
Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen
Residents of Portlandia will continue to get their quirk on, thanks to IFC's renewal of the comedy Monday.
Three episodes into the original six-episode freshman season, IFC has ordered a 10-episode second season that will debut in January. The first three episodes were viewed by 1.1 million total viewers.
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Created by and starring Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen and vocalist-guitarist Carrie Brownstein, the series revolves around the inhabitants of an absurd version of Portland, Ore. Kyle MacLachlan plays the mayor of Portland and Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza drops by Episode 4 as a housesitter.
The series also has a heavy musical influence. The mayor hires Bryce and Lisa (Armisen and Brownstein) -- a couple who adds bird cut-outs to everything and encourages others to "Put a bird on it!" -- to write a theme song for the city. Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter Aimee Mann guest-stars, and several grunge bands are also referenced on the show.