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[11/22/11 - 07:37 AM]
Jeff Goldblum, Sean Hayes and Miranda July to Make Guest Appearances in "Portlandia's" Second Season
LaMarcus Aldridge, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Ed Begley Jr. and Kumail Nanjiani are also slated to appear in the show's sophomore run.

[via press release from IFC]

Additional Guest Stars Take a Trip to Portlandia For Season 2 and IFC.com Premieres Inside Portlandia Behind the Scenes Featurette

LaMarcus Aldridge, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Ed Begley Jr., Jeff Goldblum, Sean Hayes, Miranda July, and Kumail Nanjiani to Make Guest Appearances in Season Two

Season Two Premieres Friday, January 6 at 10pm ET/PT

New York, NY - [November 22, 2011] - IFC announced today additional guest stars who will be appearing in season 2 of the network's hit original series Portlandia premiering on Friday, January 6 at 10pm ET/PT. LaMarcus Aldridge (NBA's Portland Trailblazers), Shohreh Aghdashloo (The House of Sand and Fog, X-Men: The Last Stand), Ed Begley Jr. (Pineapple Express, Arrested Development), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Independence Day), Sean Hayes (The Three Stooges [Fox Feature Film], Will & Grace), Miranda July (Me and You and Everyone We Know), and Kumail Nanjiani (Franklin & Bash) will be taking up temporary residence in the show's satirical rendering of Portland, OR. The series is created, written by and stars Fred Armisen (SNL) and Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney) who bring to life many of the eccentric and unique residents of Portlandia.

Today's announced guest stars join actors Kyle MacLachlan (Desperate Housewives, Twin Peaks), Penny Marshall (Laverne and Shirley), Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption), Andy Samberg (SNL), Amber Tamblyn (127 Hours, House) and Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, SNL) as well as musicians Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse), Steve Jones (guitarist, Sex Pistols), Johnny Marr (guitarist, The Smiths), Joanna Newsom (singer/songwriter), Eddie Vedder (songwriter/ vocalist/ guitarist, Pearl Jam) and Annie Clark (songwriter/guitarist/vocalist, St. Vincent) who will also make guest appearances.

In anticipation of season 2, IFC.com today released a 22-minute behind the scenes featurette, Inside Portlandia [http://www.ifc.com/videos/inside-portlandia.php], which gives an inside tour into the genesis and inspiration for the dreamy and eccentric world of Portlandia. Through the eyes of Fred, Carrie and co-creator Jonathan Krisel, fans discover more about the characters and get to know Portlandia's creators on the set of season two. Fred and Carrie both share the early beginnings of their careers, what brought them together as friends and the transition of Portlandia from its birth online as ThunderAnt to its television premiere on IFC.

Inside Portlandia also features clips of the cast shooting season 2 and details on how Fred, Carrie and Jonathan came up with some of the most memorable sketches from season 1 including the Dream of the 90s music video, Put a Bird on It, and the Feminist Book Store, "Women and Women First." Celebrity commentary is provided by executive producer Lorne Michaels and guest stars Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudekis and Kyle MacLachlan.

Shot entirely on location in Portland, OR, Portlandia 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. (Nasdaq: AMCX) 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 origination and distribution company.





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