Portlandia Season 2 Scoop: Expect Pickling, a BSG Spoof and a Very Special House Guest

When Portlandia premiered, no one expected it to be a success, much less one of the overnight variety. But danged if the show — a series of sketch-comedy vignettes starring real-life BFFs Fred Armisen (SNL) and newcomer Carrie Brownstein — didn’t break out. Set in a dreamy, romanticized version of Portland, Ore., it pokes fun at the city’s hipster-hippie residents, who seem to want to “pickle everything” (and we mean everything). What — and who — can you expect from the upcoming season, premiering tonight, Jan. 6, at 10 pm on IFC? Read on and find out! …READ MORE

TVLine Items: Idol Alum Gets Smash'd, No X for Lindsay Lohan, and Other TV News to Know

Songstress-turned-actress Katherine McPhee is the latest celeb to join NBC’s Glee-esque musical pilot, Smash.

The American Idol alum joins the already cast Debra Messing as “a beautiful struggling actress who goes to all lengths to book the role of Marilyn Monroe in the musical,” says Deadline.

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