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This quirky comedy from Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel is back for a seventh season. Tonight we visit a storytelling expert and an unconventional hotel. Armisen and Brownstein continue to amaze playing multiple characters in that city to the south. 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, on IFC.


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Fred Armisen and Bill Hader star in this new parody series that takes aim at famous documentaries. Tonight’s premiere is called “Sandy Passage” and riffs on David and Albert Maysles’ 1976 film “Grey Gardens.” And for an added bonus, it’s narrated by Dame Helen Mirren! Series premiere, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, on IFC.

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portlandiaIn Season 5 of this quirky comedy series, things are a little different. Each episode tells a single story centering on two characters. The opener is a hoot, where we flashback to the early ’90s to see how feminist bookstore owners Toni (Carrie Brownstein) and Candace (Fred Armisen) met. Are you ready for “Dynasty”-style intrigue, shoulder pads and (yes!) a dance-off?

Bring on the season premiere, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, on IFC.

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Portlandia%205_3_0_2270359328Ecoterrorists storm an animal testing facility on tonight’s episode, but don’t worry — this quirky comedy hasn’t gone all hard-core political. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein (and guest star Olivia Wilde) have a way of making these characters uniquely human and likable. And that is what makes this clever comedy — now in its fourth season — endlessly watchable. Oh, and did you see that bird in the opening sequence of last week’s premiere episode? 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, on IFC.

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It’s been fun to have Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein and their multitude of quirky Northwest characters back for a third season, but just as winter comes to a close, so must our winter-TV favorites (yes, I’m still trying to cope without “Downton Abbey” on Sunday nights). So savor tonight’s episode (in which Portland suffers a citywide blackout) — it’ll have to tide you over until next season. Season finale, 7 and 10 p.m. on IFC.

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Carrie Brownstein, left, Fred Armisen and guest-star Chlöe Sevigny in the season premiere of “Portlandia.”

After a wonderful preview episode last month, the quirky comedy starring Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen is back for a third season with funny back-to-back new episodes. There’s a guy who proclaims that he’s “never owned a TV” discovering the current state of MTV; great musical numbers (“Change the world, one party at a time”); commercials for “natural” deodorant; and Portland “missionaries” sent to Seattle on a quest.

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