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"Portlandia" Returns Monday, January 9 at 10 pm ET/PT on IFC
Guest stars this season include Penny Marshall, Jack McBrayer, Tim Robbins, Andy Samberg, Amber Tamblyn and Kristen Wiig.

[via press release from IFC]

Portlandia Welcomes Penny Marshall, Jack McBrayer, Tim Robbins, Andy Samberg, Amber Tamblyn and Kristen Wiig in Season Two of IFC's Original Comedy Series

Portlandia Returns Monday, January 9 at 10 pm ET/PT

New York, NY - September 27, 2011 - IFC announced today a roster of guest stars who will be visiting the network's hit original series Portlandia when the show returns in January. Penny Marshall (Laverne and Shirley), Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption), Andy Samberg (SNL), Amber Tamblyn (House) and Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, SNL) will partake in Portlandia's satirical rendering of this Pacific Northwest community's quirkiness. As previously announced, Kyle MacLachlan (Desperate Housewives, Twin Peaks) will return as Portlandia's Mayor and Mary Lynn Rajskub (24) will also guest star. Season two premieres Monday, January 9 at 10 pm ET/PT on IFC.

Portlandia stars Fred Armisen (SNL) and Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney) as a variety of wonderfully eccentric characters including Peter and Nance, a bohemian couple caught up in the organic and local food movement; Bryce Shivers and Lisa Everesman, an arty and obsessive couple; and Toni and Candice, the formerly activist, self-involved shopkeepers of the feminist bookstore "Women and Women First." In addition to the current inhabitants, several new residents will be moving in for season two.

Shot entirely on location in Portland, OR the series is directed, co-created and co-written by Jonathan Krisel (SNL; Tim and Eric Awesome Show), executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video. For IFC, the series is executive produced by Jennifer Caserta, Debbie DeMontreux, Dan Pasternack and Evan Shapiro.

For continued updates on the new season, please check out: Twitter: @ifcportlandia/#portlandia Facebook: facebook.com/portlandia Online: ifc.com/portlandia

About IFC

IFC creates and champions authentic, original content that is "Always On. Slightly Off." Since 1994, IFC has cultivated television programming that challenges the conventions of storytelling. Today, IFC continues to embrace content with an indie perspective. Original series - headlined by brand-defining scripted and sketch comedy - air alongside an extraordinary collection of films and cult TV shows. Long and short-form original content inspired by music, web, gaming, animation, news, and culture is available on multiple platforms. IFC provides viewers access to must-see festivals and events around the country, like the Film Independent's Spirit Awards and SXSW. IFC.com features exclusive video, podcasts, blogs, news and reviews cultivated and written by industry experts. The network's On Demand offering, IFC Free, gives fans the opportunity to watch select content from IFC whenever they want. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.

About AMC Networks Inc.

Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates AMC/Sundance Channel Global, an international programming business, and AMC Networks Broadcasting & Technology, a full-service network programming feed origination and distribution company.

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