Episodes: 77 (half-hour).
TV show dates: January 21, 2011 — March 23, 2018.
Series status: Cancelled.
Performers include: Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. Returning guests include Kyle MacLachlan, Kumail Nanjiani, Angel Bouchet, Sam Adams, Kristine Levine, Chloë Sevigny, Pat Boyle, John Levenstein, Henry Cottrell, Jana Lee Hamblin, Andrew Dhulst, Dana Millican, Katie O’Grady, Jaime Langton, Kyle Stoltz, and Jeff Goldblum.
TV show description:
From creators Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, and Jonathan Krisel, the Portlandia TV show is a satirical comedy featuring sketches that take a self-aware poke at life in Portland, Oregon. Brownstein and Armisen star as various characters, many of which recur on the series.
Most of their characters utilize wigs, makeup, and costumes which can greatly alter the actors’ appearances. Armisen and Brownstein also portray the more realistic characters of Fred and Carrie, though, which are loose, fictionalized versions of what they might be like, were they living together in Portland.
In Kyle McLachlan’s frequent stints, he plays Portland’s Mayor. Meanwhile, the city’s former (actual) mayor, Sam Adams, plays his assistant.
Episode #77 — Rose Route
The Mayor cuts deals to secure the perfect route for the Portland Marathon. Fred & Carrie decide to run to break their addiction to news alerts.
First aired: March 23, 2018
What do you think? Do you like the Portlandia TV series? Should this TV show have been cancelled or renewed for a ninth season on IFC?