Tomorrow night, season 3 of Portlandia will make a back to back premiere on IFC. If you aren’t familiar with the show, it was created/written by/stars SNL vet Fred Armisen and former Sleater-Kinney frontwoman Carrie Brownstein. Portlandia is also produced by SNL mastermind Lorne Michaels.
The show is basically a sketch show about the modern day hipster/hippie cast of characters that inhabit the very real city of Portland, Oregon. Is the show an over-the-top parody of the utopia of the American Northwest? Probably? Are there people like this in society? Absolutely.
Season 3 of Portlandia kicks off Friday, Jan 4th is set to usher in a lot of guest stars including Roseanne Barr, Matt Berry (The IT Crowd), Rose Byrne (Damages, Bridesmaids), Armisen’s fellow SNL star Bill Hader as well as George Wendt (Cheers), Juliette Lewis, and comedian Patton Oswalt. There’s also a few bands that will make appearances including The Dirty Projectors and J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.