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IFC Orders Docu Parody Series from Fred Armisen, Seth Meyers and Bill Hader

20 March 2014 9:03 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

IFC is going deeper into business with “Portlandia” star Fred Armisen, ordering a docu-parody series that he created with fellow “Saturday Night Live” alums Seth Meyers and Bill Hader.

As part of its upfront slate announcement, IFC also announced an eight-episode order for scripted comedy starring “Childrens Hospital’s” Rob Huebel and plans for a kudocast satire “Comedy Music Awards” event to be produced with website CollegeHumor.

IFC began the year with significant momentum that continues to accelerate,” said IFC prexy Jennifer Caserta. “We’re delivering more original programming that is resonating with viewers, and key advertisers are seeking us out to reach consumers through the power and authenticity of our alt comedy voice.”

“American Documentary,” set to premiere next year, is described as six half-hour biographical docs on fictitious subjects. It will hail from Lorne MichaelsBroadway Video banner, which is also home to “Portlandia.” Armisen and Hader will »

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