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IFC announced today a few more of the new inhabitants heading to PORTLANDIA for season three of the Emmy-nominated comedy series premiering Friday, January 4, 2013 at 10pm ET/PT. Roseanne Barr (Roseanne), Matt Berry (The IT Crowd), Rose Byrne (Damages, Bridesmaids), band Dirty Projectors, Jim Gaffigan (Flight of the Conchords, Bored to Death), Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Juliette Lewis (Conviction, Natural Born Killers), Matt Lucas (Little Britain), J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), tennis champion Martina Navratilova, Patton Oswalt (Young Adult) and George Wendt (Cheers) will join Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein as wonderfully unique individuals who make up this dreamy rendering of Portland, OR.
As previously announced, Chloë Sevigny (American Horror Story, Big Love) will appear in multiple episodes throughout the season as Fred and Carrie's new roommate, Alexandra. Some of Portlandia's most memorable friends, including Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, Independence Day), Kyle MacLachlan (Desperate Housewives, Twin Peaks) and Kumail Nanjiani (Franklin & Bash) will also be returning for season three.
In addition to the premiere in January, fans will receive an early all-new pre-premiere episode Friday, December 14, 2012 at 10:30pm ET/PT, which will also be available on IFC.com, the Portlandia Facebook page and iTunes the next day. In this episode, Fred and Carrie reveal a Portlandia season fans have never seen before... wintertime.
Shot entirely on location in Portland, OR, Portlandia is co-created and co-written by Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel, who is also the series director. Portlandia is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video.
For continued updates on the new season of Portlandia, please check out: Facebook: facebook.com/portlandia Twitter: @ifcportlandia/#portlandia Online: http://www.ifc.com/shows/portlandia Portlandia Co-op: http://www.ifc.com/co-op
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