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American Documentary (working title) (6×30; premieres in 2015)
American Documentary is a curated series of half-hour documentaries and biopics, each about a completely fictitious subject. Featuring a repertory-like ensemble cast, the episodes will explore important political figures, influential artists, titans of industry, and iconic cultural movements, all utterly fictional. Produced by Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video Television and directed by SNL’s Rhys Thomas, American Documentary will be shot on location in the traditional documentary style.
IFC has ordered six half-hour episodes to premiere in 2015. Seth Meyers will executive produce the series along with Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, who will have recurring roles. Production is scheduled to begin later this year.
CollegeHumor Comedy Music Awards (1×90; premieres in 2015)
When comedy and music collide, the results are explosive. IFC and CollegeHumor are coming together to honor the best of the comedy music genre with the first-ever Comedy Music Awards. A parody of traditional awards shows, this on-air and online concert will feature top musical comedy talent and performances set against the backdrop of a fake, overly self-important awards show. Complementary pieces include a new comedy music website, original comedy music videos and interactive digital features that will engage the audience.
Comedy Bang! Bang! Season 4 (40×30; premieres in 2015)
IFC has also ordered an expanded fourth season of Comedy Bang! Bang! hosted by Scott Aukerman, with 40 all-new half-hour episodes. This is the second time IFC has doubled its episode order for the series, which aired 10 episodes in season one and grew to 20 episodes in seasons two and three. The show continues to be a favorite among IFC’s viewers and advertising partners with brands such as Volkswagen and Cheez-It appearing through customized storyline integrations.
First Look: ‘Maron' season 2, debuting May 8 on IFC | EW
Johnny Knoxville, Ray Romano, David Cross, and Sarah Silverman will pop up as themselves during the 13-episode season, along with Michael Ian Black, Conan O’Brien, and Andy Richter. Also joining the guest list inside and outside the garage are Chris Hardwick, Tig Notaro, Rob Riggle, Bill Burr, Paul Feig, Wyatt Cenak, Joey “Coco” Diaz, Rachael Harris, Moshe Kasher, Tom Kenny, Dave Koechner, Jimmy Pardo, Eddie Pepitone, Richard Riehle, and Nora Zehtner.
Responsible for bringing much of what you love on IFC currently to IFC, including Portlandia and The Birthday Boys, Debbie DeMontreux has been an instrumental part in seemingly rebranding IFC as a comedy channel.
Now that she is gone from IFC and IFC is looking for a replacement, we can only guess where their programming slate will be headed next.
Good IFC, good IFC.
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(ht Film Thrasher)