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Portlandia FAQ


What is Portlandia?
Portlandia is a sketch comedy-style television show that takes place in Portland, Oregon. The first season of Portlandia aired on the Independent Film Channel in early 2011.

What is the premise of the show?
Because Portlandia is a sketch comedy show, there is no real continuing story line. However, there are recurring characters. Like Saturday Night Live, each show is made up of a few short comedic sketches that poke fun at Portland and its residents.

Who are the actors in Portlandia?
The show stars SNL star Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, who played guitar and sang in the band Sleater-Kinney. Season one’s guest star lineup was impressive, and included Kyle MacLachlan, Steve Buscemi, and Heather Graham.

Where can I watch season one of Portlandia?
The options change frequently, but full episodes of Portlandia have been found on:

  • On-Demand Listings on Cable TV
  • Hulu.com

    Or, you can purchase individual episodes at Amazon or iTunes.

    Where can I read more about Portlandia?
    Check out this review of Portlandia by Josh Bell, the About.com Guide to TV Comedies.

    When will season two begin?
    Look for season two on IFC in January 2012.

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