3:29pm PT by Kate Stanhope
IFC's 'Maron' to End After 4 Seasons
IFC is saying goodbye to Maron.
The comedy starring Marc Maron is ending after four seasons, it was announced Monday.
Wednesday's season four finale will now serve as a series finale.
The comedian first broke the news during his "WTF" podcast. "I've decided that this is it. It's done," said Maron. "There's ways to do more, but this was the vision. This season was the season. And I couldn't be more thrilled about how it came out, how all four seasons came out."
Maron promised that the series finale, which will air as two episodes on Wednesday, will offer closure for fans. "I think you'll see that we wrapped the story up in the best way possible," he said. "And I just feel like it's done and I'm thrilled about it."
Added IFC president Jennifer Caserta: "IFC feels incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Marc and to bring his unique vision for a television show to our viewers, and we support his decision to bring the series to a close after this remarkable fourth season. We are enormously proud of Maron and the comedic, poignant and deeply personal ride Marc has taken us on. He is an incredibly authentic talent and we wish him nothing but the best."
The comedy marked one of IFC's first forays into scripted programming, following The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, Comedy Bang! Bang! and Portlandia.
The show was created by Maron and saw the comic, known best for his popular podcast, as a fictionalized version of himself. Maron executive produced the series with Michael Jamin, Sivert Glarum, Denis Leary, Jim Serpico, Olivia Wingate and Duncan Birmingham. Maron hailed from Fox 21.
In recent years, the AMC-owned cabler has teamed with top talent like Maron, Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers to stand out in the peak-TV era. Although ratings have been soft thus far for scripted offerings, IFC has several upcoming original series set to premiere in 2017, including Brockmire starring Hank Azaria and Stan Against Evil from The Simpsons' Dana Gould.
July 11, 4 p.m.: Updated with IFC statement.