IFC, September 7, 2017

IFC’S PORTLANDIA RETURNS FOR ITS EIGHTH AND FINAL SEASON IN 2018

Season 8 Premieres Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 10PM

New and Returning Guest Stars Include Rachel Bloom, John Corbett, Terry Crews, Jeff Goldblum, Rashida Jones, Kyle MacLachlan, John Mulaney and Nick Kroll, Krist Novoselic and more

NEW YORK – September 7, 2017 – IFC’s Emmy®-nominated comedy Portlandia is returning for its eighth and final season on Thursday, January 18 at 10PM. Created by Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel, Portlandia is a playful satire of life in Portland, Oregon. The series is Executive Produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video. Season 8 will consist of 10 episodes, airing weekly on Thursday nights.

New guest stars coming to Portlandia in Season 8 include (in alphabetical order): Scott Adsit (Big Hero 6, Veep), Rachel Bloom (My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live, Girls), musician Brendan Canty, John Corbett (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Sex and the City), Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Are We There Yet?), Dan Gregor (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Cherry Jones (American Crime, Transparent), Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca, Parks and Recreation), Andy Kindler (Bob’s Burgers, Maron) Nick Kroll (Oh Hello on Broadway, Kroll Show), John Mulaney (Oh Hello on Broadway, Saturday Night Live), musician Krist Novoselic, Henry Rollins (The Legend of Korra, Sons of Anarchy), Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish, Reed Between the Lines), novelist Cheryl Strayed, Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Annihilation, Westworld, Creed), David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Role Models)  Brent Weinbach (Rad Lands, Another Period), Dolly Wells (Doll & Em, 45 Years), Shannon Woodward (Westworld, Raising Hope), and singer-songwriter Kurt Vile.

Returning guest stars include Ed Begley Jr. (Arrested Development, Ghostbusters), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Independence Day), Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is the New Black, Hello, My Name is Doris), Portlandia’s Mayor Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D), and Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, The Big Sick).

In addition to their role as creators, Armisen, Brownstein and Krisel serve as writers and Executive Producers of Portlandia. Broadway Video’s Andrew Singer and Alice Mathias are Executive Producers, along with EP/writers Karey Dornetto and Graham Wagner. Megan Neuringer and Phoebe Robinson join the writing team this season. Bill Benz and Carrie Brownstein return to direct along with new directors Graham Wagner and Lance Bangs. Portlandia is shot entirely on location in Portland, Oregon.

Portlandia seasons 1-7 are available now on Netflix and iTunes.

For continued updates on Portlandia, please check out:

Twitter: @portlandia

Hashtag: #Portlandia

Facebook: facebook.com/portlandia

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Online: www.ifc.com/portlandia

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About IFC

IFC is the home of offbeat, unexpected comedies. Original series Portlandia, Documentary Now!, Stan Against Evil and Brockmire air alongside fan-favorite movies and comedic cult TV shows. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and available across multiple platforms. IFC is Always On Slightly Off.

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