‘Portlandia’ Renewed for Season 8, Confirmed to End in 2018
Yes, the dream of the ‘90s is coming to an end. Put a bird on it, draw the shutters on Women and Women first, and every other Portlandia reference you can think of. Fred and Carrie will be back for Season 8 in 2018, but it’ll be their last in Portland.
Even as stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have previously spoken to the likelihood of ending the series with Season 8, both IFC and the pair formally confirmed a final renewal from the ongoing (read: never-ending) TCA press tour. The final season will air in 2018, while producer Jonathan Krisel noted that Season 8 will mark the first, and only year of the show not made during, or commenting on the Obama era. Gritty reboot, here we come!
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!
Season 7 is currently airing, and features guest stars Maria Bamford, Rachel Dratch, John Early, Judy Greer, Ryan Hansen, Tim Heidecker, Abbi Jacobson, Sam Richardson, Andy Richter, Run the Jewels and The B-52's. Returning from prior seasons are Steve Buscemi, Mitch Hurwitz, Natasha Lyonne, Kyle MacLachlan, and Kumail Nanjianai.
There’s plenty Portlandia left to enjoy, but where will Fred and Carrie head next?