RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Portlandia (tv program)

A collection of news and information related to Portlandia (tv program) published by this site and its partners.

Top Portlandia (tv program) Articles

Displaying items 23-33
  • Cue the chemistry for these five from TV's top comedy series

    Cue the chemistry for these five from TV's top comedy series
    Good jokes and colorful characters are essential elements for any successful comedy series, but those ingredients won't work without chemistry. The importance of chemistry among cast members was among the topics discussed at The Envelope's Emmy Round...
  • There's room in TV comedy for a little sweetness, actors agree

    There's room in TV comedy for a little sweetness, actors agree
    The days of the mean-spirited celebrity roast have mostly come and gone, with the possible exception of Charlie Sheen's screen time. From sketch comedies to sitcoms, today's funnybone seems to have a gentler spirit. That's a topic the Envelope Emmy...
  • Networks Make Some Quirky Choices on Emmy Ballot

    Some Emmy idiosyncrasies were already known -- like HBO's power-move to list "True Detective" as a drama instead of a miniseries, thus sending Showtime's "Shameless" scurrying to comedy. But the release of the official ballot has added a few more chess...
  • Comedy Maven Lorne Michaels Widens His Empire Beyond 'SNL'

    When Maya Rudolph, Martin Short and Seth Meyers show up on "Saturday Night Live," viewers might see it as just another instance of the comedy institution tapping its famous alumni. But it's also part of the latest business foray by producer Lorne...
  • Emmys may be ready to give up the 'Modern Family' lock on comedy

    Emmys may be ready to give up the 'Modern Family' lock on comedy
    "Modern Family" has won the Emmy for comedy series four years running. The only show to take it five straight years? "Frasier." Should "Family" win again, we might need therapy. An early look at this year's comedy races. COMEDY SERIES "Modern Family"(...
  • What's it like playing a real person in a comedy?

    What's it like playing a real person in a comedy?
    They say art imitates life, or is it life imitates art? All we here at The Envelope know is that life can be pretty funny sometimes, and that can be comedy gold on television. In anticipation of the Emmys, The Envelope gathered some of comedy's elite...
  • Live chat with 'Portlandia's' Fred Armisen

    Live chat with 'Portlandia's' Fred Armisen
    Fred Armisen wears many hats (or, in some cases, wigs) on the IFC comedy series "Portlandia." As Candace, he runs a feminist bookstore with Toni (Carrie Brownstein), militant in their ideology and belief that anyone who wants to use the bathroom...
  • A look at the Emmy races for movies, miniseries, talk shows and more

    After three years in which TV movies and miniseries were lumped together in one ungainly category, the television academy believes there's enough programming to again warrant a separation. (The acting awards remain combo affairs, however.) Were they...
  • The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

     The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'
    Thursday brings the third-season return, on IFC, of Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" An often surreal and free-associating sketch show in the guise of a talk show, it is also a talk show within a sketch show — the one shading into the other...
  • TV This Week, April 27-May 3: 'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver'

    TV This Week, April 27-May 3: 'Last Week Tonight With John Oliver'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 27 - May 3, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY Tweens and pre-tweens can get an eyeful...
  • Review: 'Short Poppies' on Netflix blooms with whimsical potential

     Review: 'Short Poppies' on Netflix blooms with whimsical potential
    Rhys Darby, who played personal manager (and New Zealand deputy cultural attache) Murray Hewitt on HBO's "Flight of the Conchords," has created a series in which to star. "Short Poppies" gets a U.S. premiere Thursday via Netflix, all eight episodes at...