IFC has renewed Portlandia for an eighth and final season, which will air in 2018. IFC president Jennifer Caserta announced the news at the Television Critics Association press tour last night, writing:
There are very few shows that can be credited with both establishing and helping to define a television network, and that’s exactly what Portlandia has done for IFC. It has been at the heart of our ‘slightly-off’ comedy programming strategy since its inception. It is a joy and a privilege to work with Fred, Carrie, Jon, [executive producer] Lorne Michaels, and everyone at Broadway Video to create a show that was prescient in its satirization of modern culture while having a sensibility and state of mind that has only become more prevalent across its run. Only table dining, binge-watching, a TSA red carpet or the pitiful plight of men would have on society. But all good things must come to an end, and we very much look forward to season 8 or as Bryce Shivers and Lisa Eversman might say… put a bird on it!
Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein officially created Portlandia with Jonathan Krisel in 2011, but the crunchy-granola hipster parody actually came out of ThunderAnt, Armisen and Brownstein’s first comedy project, which debuted on Stereogum a million (aka 10) years ago. We bid them a fond adieu, and look forward to them debuting their next project on Stereogum.