“Portland is a city where young people go to retire” is a defining line from the shows first season. But Portlandia is not ready to retire just yet. IFC has announced that Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen’s quirky sketch comedy series has been renewed for another two seasons, which will keep the show on the air until at least 2015. The two new seasons, which will be the shows fourth and fifth, will each consist of ten half-hour episodes.
Says IFC president Jennifer Caserta of the shows renewal:
“Portlandia has celebrated sustainable local agriculture, underemployment, avian crafting, gender politics, intense bicycle messengers and so much more. We can now celebrate two more seasons.”
After the next two installments of the hipster comedy series are completed, the show may or may not continue. Says Carrie Brownstein, via the Associated Press:
“I’d like to develop and write other shows, comedy of some sort. Five seasons intuitively feels like the right amount of time for `Portlandia’ to be around. I always think people overstay their welcome. It’s better to leave people wanting more. But you never know.”
Season four won’t air until 2014, but for now, you can put a bird on it: