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IFC has ordered 10 new half-hour episodes of the short-based, comedy series Portlandia, written by and starring SNL's Fred Armisen and former Sleater Kinney vocalist/guitarist Carrie Brownstein.
According to Live+3 data from Nielsen Media, the initial three episodes of Portlandia (which debuted last month) have been viewed by a combined audience of over 1.1 million total viewers and over 700,000 in the 18-49 demo, IFC’s target audience.
“We’re thrilled with the success of Portlandia and the overwhelmingly positive feedback from our viewers,” Debbie DeMontreux, IFC's senior vice president, original programming, said in a statement. “Fred and Carrie’s humor is perfectly in line with the sensibility and comedic tone of IFC which makes this show such a great fit for us. This early renewal signifies that IFC’s alt comedy programming is indeed resonating with our audience.”