Winter TV Preview: Portlandia

Portlandia, IFC
Premieres Friday January 4 at 10/pc

If you’ve missed Fred Armisen on Saturday Night Live, then make sure to catch the 45-year-old half-Venezuelan actor/comedian on IFC’s Peabody Award-winning satiric sketch comedy television series Portlandia, which begins its 16-episode third season on Friday, January 4. "[Carrie] Brownstein and Armisen move so effortlessly between characters, then execute their riffs, tics, styles and voices with such skilled abandon that before long this doesn't seem like satire any longer but a fun house mirror reflection of intensely real people,” says one Newsday critic of the hilarious show.

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