September 28, 2011 9:57am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Portlandia': Tim Robbins, Kristen Wiig, Jack McBrayer Among Season 2 Guest Stars (Exclusive)
Saturday Night Live’s Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg are ready to put a bird on it with Fred Armisen.
The duo are among the guest stars heading to Season 2 of IFC’s original comedy series Portlandia, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Multihyphenate Penny Marshall, 30 Rock’s Jack McBrayer, The Shawshank Redemption’s Tim Robbins and House’s Amber Tamblyn will also check in to the satire series’ sophomore season.
Set in the Pacific Northwest, Portlandia stars Saturday Night Live’s Armisen and Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein as a variety of eccentric characters including Bryce Shivers and Lisa Everesman, an arty and obsessive couple who put birds on things.
Guest stars in the comedy’s six-episode freshman season included Selma Blair, Heather Graham, Jason Sudeikis and singer Sarah McLachlan. Kyle MacLachlan (Desperate Housewives) recurred and will return as Portlandia’s screwball mayor, with 24’s Mary Lynn Rajskub also guest starring.
Executive produced by Saturday Night Live’s Lorne Michaels, Season 2 will kick off its first of 10 new episodes on Monday, Jan. 9 at 10 p.m. on IFC.