Carrie Brownstein Will Be Back For Eighth and Final Season of "Portlandia"

by VVN Music

Carrie Brownstein, one-third of the group Sleater-Kinney, will be keeping her side job for one more year as IFC has announced the pickup of an eighth and final season of Portlandia.

Brownstein, along with Fred Armisen and Jonathan Krisel, created the show which began airing in 2011 and revolves around sketches that satirize "our society's idiosyncrasies by exploring the eccentric misfits who embody the foibles of modern culture."

Krisel said ""I am so proud to have worked with Fred, Carrie and the entire cast and crew-family of Portlandia to make something so funny and so special."

Jennifer Caserta, president of IFC, said ""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, Lorne 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 this team of multi-hyphenates could have predicted the increasingly relevant impact that farm to 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 seven of Portlandia is currently airing with season eight scheduled for 2018.

Brownstein originally formed the band Excuse 17 which recorded just two albums before breaking up. While still playing in the group, Carrie began playing with Corin Tucker on the side in a project they called Sleater-Kinney. They released their first, self titled, album in 1995 but it wasn't until their third release, 1997's Dig Me Out, that the classic lineup of the band was complete with the addition of drummer Janet Weiss. 

Carrie has also written for music magazine The Believer and NPR. As an actor, she has appeared in the film Carol and the TV series The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, Archer and Man Seeking Women

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