“Portlandia” returns on IFC with Andy Samberg, Kristen Wiig, others

Andy Samberg guest-stars on IFC's "Portlandia"Portlandia fans, rejoice. IFC’s original comedy starring Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live) and Carrie Brownstein (Wild Flag, Sleater-Kinney) will return with Season 2 Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 — bringing a bevy of talent both likely and unlikely to the show’s (arguably?) fictional version of Portland.

Some of the names arriving in Portlandia for the new season are logical enough — Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig, both SNL castmates of Armisen’s, will be taking part in skewering the Pacific Northwest town. More out of left field will be additions like Penny Marshall, Jack McBrayer, Tim Robbins and Amber Tamblyn.

As always, the shot will be shot on location in Portland, OR, and will feature many of the denizens whom Portlandia fans have come to love — or is it hate? — like Peter and Nance, the couple obsessed with locally grown organic food; Bryce and Lisa, the arty duo of “Put a bird on it” fame; Toni and Candice, one-time activists and current owners of feminist bookstore “Women and Women First.” Kyle MacLachlan will be back as the mayor of Portlandia, and Mary Lynn Rajskub also will guest star as previously announced. Look for plenty of new arrivals in Season 2 of Portlandia, as future updates are expected, as well.


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