Newswire: Portlandia will end in 2018
Proving that even the most beautiful dream of the ’90s must eventually come to an end, Portlandia stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have announced that they’ve set an end date for their long-running IFC sketch comedy. Talking to the press during filming for the show’s sixth season, Armisen and Brownstein both declared that Portlandia will end after its eighth, which will presumably air some time in 2018.
That announcement might seem presumptuous, given that the show’s only been renewed through 2017, but IFC president Jen Caserta was adamant in her support for the program that helped put her network on the alt-comedy map. “I will do this show until there’s no more show to do,” Caserta said, noting that Portlandia is IFC’s longest-running program, and its first breakout comedy success after rebranding from its previous identity as the Independent Film Channel.
The announcement comes …