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

Should SNL Bring Stefon to the Big Screen?

The Saturday Night Live-watching crowd seems to have arrived at a consensus: They are wild for Stefon, the tweaked-out club kid who frequents Weekend Update with his latest take on Trash, Push, Crease or whatever “the hottest” nightspot of the moment happens to be. And that makes us wonder-slash-worry: Could Bill Hader’s Stefon be the next SNL character to leap onto the big screen? READ MORE