Put a Bird on It: ‘Portlandia’ Renewed for Eighth and Final Season


Portlandia has been renewed for its eighth and final season, set to air in 2018. The end of the IFC series starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein was announced at the Saturday Television Critics Association winter press tour, which boasted both stars on the show’s panel. Portlandia is currently in the middle of its seventh season. “There are very few shows that can be credited with both establishing and helping to define a television network, and that’s exactly what Portlandia has done for IFC. It has been at the heart of our ‘slightly-off’ comedy programming strategy since its inception. It is a joy and a privilege to work with Fred, Carrie, Jon, Lorne and everyone at Broadway Video to create a show that was prescient in its satirization of modern culture while having a sensibility and state-of-mind that has only become more prevalent across its run,” said IFC President Jennifer Caserta in a press statement. “But all good things must come to an end, and we very much look forward to Season 8 or as Bryce Shivers and Lisa Eversman might say… put a bird on it! “