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[04/08/19 - 06:05 AM]
"Documentary Now!," The Classic Fictionalized "Non-Fiction" Series, Gets Season 53 Renewal from IFC
IFC has ordered seven episodes for the upcoming season, however no air date has been announced because Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers are super busy.

[01/17/19 - 09:09 AM]
Video: IFC Releases First Trailer for the Highly-Anticipated Return of the Emmy(R)-Nominated "Documentary Now!"
This season's all-star line-up of guest stars includes Cate Blanchett, Michael Keaton, Owen Wilson, Michael C. Hall, John Mulaney, Taran Killam, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Bobby Moynihan, Natasha Lyonne, Paula Pell, Richard Kind, James Urbaniak and more.

[10/30/18 - 10:00 AM]
IFC Unveils Five New Series in Development for Series Contention
IFC's recently greenlit two new series "Sherman's Showcase" and "Year of the Rabbit," both heading into production in early 2019 and set to air on the network later in the year.

[10/10/18 - 12:00 PM]
Owen Wilson and Michael Keaton to Star in Cult-Themed Episode of IFC's "Documentary Now!"
"Batsh*t Valley" follows Father Ra-Shawbard (Wilson), a self-proclaimed spiritual leader who, with the help of his loyal and strong-willed assistant Ra-Sharir (Zadegan), creates a commune of devoted followers in the small town of Chinook, Oregon in the 1980s.

[09/06/18 - 02:00 PM]
IFC Reveals New Details of "Documentary Now!" Season 52
Michael C. Hall, Natasha Lyonne, Kevin Dunn, Bobby Moynihan and Tim Robinson are among the latest guest stars.

[08/13/18 - 12:11 PM]
IFC's Reveals Star-Studded, Musical-Inspired Episode of "Documentary Now!" Season 52
John Mulaney, Taran Killam, Richard Kind, Paula Pell, Alex Brightman, James Urbaniak and Renee Elise Goldsberry are featured in said installment.

[08/01/18 - 12:39 PM]
Cate Blanchett to Guest Star in IFC's "Documentary Now!"
In the previously announced episode "Waiting for the Artist," Blanchett stars as a world-renowned performance artist who feels pressured to put on the show of her life.

[03/29/18 - 12:09 PM]
IFC's "Documentary Now!" Returns for Season 3 in 2019
Known for lovingly paying homage to the world of documentaries, the series is returning with seven new episodes and begins production this June.

[08/25/16 - 11:01 AM]
Video: IFC Releases First Full Trailer for the "Season 51" Return of Emmy-Nominated "Documentary Now!"
As previously announced, the series returns Wednesday September 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/31/16 - 01:26 PM]
Anne Hathaway, Mia Farrow, Peter Bogdanovich and Peter Fonda to Guest Star on IFC's Emmy-Nominated "Documentary Now!"
The network also confirmed that the series, nominated for a 2016 Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, is set to premiere on September 14.

[07/14/16 - 12:47 PM]
IFC Scores Four Emmy(R) Award Nominations
"All of us at IFC are thrilled and honored not only by these nominations, but at the opportunity to work side by side with such incredible talent in making these shows," said Jennifer Caserta.

[06/23/16 - 01:24 PM]
IFC's "Documentary Now!" Makes Sense with Maya Rudolph
In "Test Pattern," Rudolph joins series' regulars Fred Armisen and Bill Hader on the stage as they perform one of the greatest concerts that never really happened.

[06/16/16 - 02:21 PM]
Video: IFC Releases First Clip from Season 2 of "Documentary Now!" Starring Fred Armisen and Bill Hader
The series is returning to the network this September with seven new documentary-inspired episodes.

[05/16/16 - 08:30 AM]
IFC Reveals Hollywood-Inspired Episode, "Mr. Runner Up," For Documentary Now! Season 2
"Mr. Runner Up" is inspired by The Kid Stays in the Picture, the 2002 documentary that traces the meteoric rise, fall, and rise again of legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans.

[04/21/16 - 12:30 PM]
"Documentary Now!" Season Two New Details Revealed
Executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video, "Documentary Now!" returns to IFC this fall with seven new episodes for its sophomore season.

[08/18/15 - 07:37 AM]
IFC Renews "Documentary Now!" for Seasons Two and Three Ahead of Series Premiere on August 20
IFC also announced the addition of a surprise seventh episode to season one, up from the initial order of six episodes.

[08/10/15 - 09:03 AM]
IFC's Newest Original Comedy, "Documentary Now!," To Pre-Premiere on Vice.com and Across Multiple Platforms Beginning Today
The episode will simultaneously be made available on IFC.com, YouTube, VOD, DISH channel 102, iGuide, and on TV Everywhere platforms through IFC's cable partners.

[06/17/15 - 07:33 AM]
Video: First Trailer - IFC Teases "Documentary Now!"
This "slightly off" look at history is created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers, and stars Armisen and Hader.

[06/03/15 - 07:17 AM]
Dame Helen Mirren to Welcome Viewers to IFC's "Documentary Now!"
Mirren serves as host of this six part series, lending the gravitas that documentaries of this caliber so rightly deserve.

[05/11/15 - 07:02 AM]
"Documentary Now!" Rewrites History on IFC
Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers all serve as creators, executive producers and writers on the series, formerly known as "American Documentary."

[03/20/14 - 08:58 AM]
IFC Expands Comedy Slate with New Series from Fred Armisen, Bill Hader & Seth Meyers
Returning series include "Comedy Bang! Bang!" and "The Birthday Boys."







DOCUMENTARY NOW! (IFC)
Returns in TBA 2020 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/20/15 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (7 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2019-20 season (the show's fourth of seven episodes) on 4/8/19
DESCRIPTION:
(from IFC's press release, April 2019) "... Exceptional writing, acting, and filmmaking," Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture. "... Some of the best writing in television," Todd Van Lulling, Huffington Post. "Documentary Now! Honestly Has No Business Being This Good," Kevin Fallon, The Daily Beast. "Documentary Now! is more than comedy - it's an expression of love," Alissa Wilkinson, VOX. "Documentary Now! Turns Parody Into an Art Form," Dom Nero, Esquire. "Documentary Now! is one of the smartest - and occasionally awe-inspiring - comedies out there," Pilot Viruet, The Nation. "The New Season of Documentary Now! Is So Canny, You Might Forget It's Satire," Sam Adams, Slate. "Documentary Now! is a miracle of a TV show," Collider. "... this is brilliant," Margaret Lyons, New York Times. IFC announced today that it has renewed Documentary Now!, for a 53rd season. The series is produced by Broadway Video and created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, Rhys Thomas and executive produced by Lorne Michaels. IFC has ordered 7 episodes for the upcoming season, however no air date has been announced because Fred, Bill and Seth are super busy. The recently concluded season 52 of Documentary Now! was hailed by critics for its absurd and hilarious takes on some of the best-loved documentary films of all time. The series has received Emmy(R) nominations for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series for its previous seasons.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bill Hader
· Fred Armisen
· Helen Mirren as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alex Buono as DIR
· Andrew Singer as EP
· Bill Hader as EP
· Erik Kenward as SP
· Fred Armisen as EP
· John Mulaney as CP
· Lorne Michaels as EP
· Rhys Thomas as EP/DIR
· Seth Meyers as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Broadway Video Television