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  • Premiered: 
    January 21, 2011
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  • Network: IFC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sketch)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein 
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Plot Synopsis

Each half-hour episode includes interwoven short films starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, portraying their dreamy and absurd rendering of Portland, Oregon. PORTLANDIA's inhabitants include: the owners of a feminist book store; a militant bike messenger; an artsy couple who attach cut-outs of birds to everything; an organic farmer who turns out to be a cult leader; an adult hide and seek league; a punk rock couple negotiating a "safe word" to help govern their love life; a misguided Reggae bass playing Mayor; and many more odd and eccentric characters. Plus, new residents move in for Season 2, including the "Sanitation Twins" who take separating trash to a whole new level. Guest stars for season 1 include: Kyle MacLachlan; Aubrey Plaza; Sam Adams; Selma Blair; Heather Graham; Sarah McLachlan; Aimee Mann; Edie McClurg; Kumail Nanjiani; Jason Sudeikis; Gus Van Sant; James Mercer; Jenny Conlee; Colin Meloy; Corin Tucker. Season 2 guest stars include: Kyle MacLachlan, returning as the Mayor; Kristen Wiig; Penny Marshall; Eddie Vedder; Jeff Goldblum; Amber Tamblyn; Andy Samberg; Tim Robbins; Sean Hayes; Jack McBrayer; and many more. For Season 3, the guest stars are: Kyle MacLachlan, returning as the Mayor; Jeff Goldblum and Kumail Nanjiani, reprising their roles; Roseanne Barr; Juliette Lewis; Patton Oswalt; Rose Byrne; George Wendt; Bill Hader; Bobby Moynihan; Jim Gaffigan; and Martina Navratilova. Season 4 guests included: Tunde Adebimpe; Jello Biafra; Vanessa Bayer; Kirsten Dunst; Joshua Homme; k.d. lang; Duff McKagan; Silas Weir Mitchell; Michael Nesmith Mark Proksch; Maya Rudolph; Dan Savage; Nick Swardson; Tuck and Patti; Jeff Tweedy; Olivia Wilde; Paul Allen; and the Portland Trail Blazers. Plus, returning guests from previous seasons included Ed Begley Jr., Steve Buscemi, Annie Clark, Jeff Goldblum, Kyle MacLachlan, Kumail Nanjiani, Jason Sudeikis, and Gus Van Sant. PORTLANDIA returned for its 10-episode fifth season on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT on IFC. The season premiere takes viewers back in time to see the origins of feminist bookstore owners Toni and Candace's long-time friendship and the unlikely circumstances that first united them against the assaults of patriarchy. Later in the season, Bryce and Lisa's precious Taxidermy Shop is vandalized, Malcolm and Kris are a public failure as parents, Lance and Nina seek out couples therapy, Fred and Carrie attempt to buy a home in Portland's cutthroat real estate market, and more. New guest stars for Season 5 include: Shepard Fairey, Greta Gerwig Peter Giles, Matt Groening, Anna Gunn, Justin Long, Jane Lynch, Natasha Lyonne, Seth Meyers, Brigitte Nielsen, Parker Posey, Paul Reubens Paul Simon and Oscar the Grouch. Returning guest stars include Vanessa Bayer, Ed Begley Jr., Jeff Goldblum, Kyle MacLachlan, Kumail Nanjiani, Olivia Wilde and Steve Buscemi, who also guest directs an episode this season. Season 6 of PORTLANDIA premiered on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT on IFC. In the new season, Fred and Carrie deliver even more of their Portland point of view: a couple inadvertently create a ramen noodle monster that wreaks havoc on the city while the Mayor tries to lure a tech company to Portland; Doug and Claire break up, only to wind up frustrated by a way-younger party girl and an overly caring feminist, respectively; Dave and Kath decide to run a marathon that takes place the following day; The Mayor puts the moves on Carrie with a canister of frozen sperm from his office refrigerator; Fred turns grey overnight and, in seeking answers from the universe, gets sucked into a black hole. Returning guest stars include Steve Buscemi, Natasha Lyonne, Kumail Nanjiani, and Portland's Mayor Kyle MacLachlan. Additional guest stars for Season 6 include: Jillian Bell, Louis C.K., musician Glenn Danzig, Gregory Gourdet, Mitchell Hurwitz, Moshe Kasher, Zoe Kravitz, John Levenstein, NPR's Kai Ryssdal, Alia Shawkat, Robert Smigel and Bitsie Tulloch. In the season opener, "Pikathon," The Flaming Lips headline Portland's Pickathon Music Festival, as Brendan and Michelle attend the festival via drone. Two concertgoers go boy-crazy. The 10-episode seventh season of PORTLANDIA premiered on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT on IFC. This season, the series returns to its sketch-driven roots as characters find themselves in all-too-relatable situations: Fred and Carrie attempt to become storytelling experts to impress friends at a dinner party; the Goth couple discover the wonders of Bed Bath and Beyond; Toni and Candace retire from the feminist bookstore and contemplate what's next for their lives; Carrie dates a hunk; Fred tries to start his own Portland-based cell phone company; and much more. New guest stars coming to Portlandia in Season 7 include (in alphabetical order): Maria Bamford; Rachel Dratch; Ana Fabrega; John Early; Judy Greer; Portland's Mayor Charlie Hales; Ryan Hansen; Tim Heidecker; Abbi Jacobson; pro-basketball player Damian Lillard; Laurie Metcalf; Megan Neuringer; musicians El-P and Killer Mike of Run the Jewels; musicians Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, and Cindy Wilson of The B-52's; Linda Ramone; Sam Richardson; Andy Richter; model Cameron Russell; and Jessica St. Clair. Returning guest stars include Vanessa Bayer, Steve Buscemi, Mitchell Hurwitz, John Levenstein, Natasha Lyonne, Portlandia's Mayor Kyle MacLachlan, and Kumail Nanjiani. The 10-episode eighth and final season of PORTLANDIA premiered on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT on IFC. In the season opener, "Riot Spray," Spyke gets his old band back together; podcasters investigate a police station; Candace brings Toni to her childhood summer home; Brendan and Michelle consider buying a van. New guest stars coming to Portlandia in Season 8 include (in alphabetical order): Scott Adsit, Rachel Bloom, Aidy Bryant, musician Brendan Canty, John Corbett, Terry Crews, Dan Gregor, Cherry Jones, Rashida Jones, Andy Kindler, Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, musician Krist Novoselic, Henry Rollins, Tracee Ellis Ross, novelist Cheryl Strayed, Tessa Thompson, David Wain, Brent Weinbach, Dolly Wells, Shannon Woodward, and singer-songwriter Kurt Vile. Returning guest stars include Ed Begley Jr., Jeff Goldblum,Natasha Lyonne, Portlandia's Mayor Kyle MacLachlan, and Kumail Nanjiani.
On Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT, IFC premiered "Rose Route," the series finale of PORTLANDIA. The Mayor cuts deals all over town to secure the perfect route for the Portland Marathon; Fred and Carrie decide to run to break their addiction to news alerts; Candace's house guest Dolly quickly becomes her new best friend.


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