The release date for Portlandia season 7 — January 5, 2017
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Portlandia season 7 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. IFC has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for January 5, 2017.
Series info and plot
Portlandia is a satirical sketch and absurdist comedy television series created by Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel for Broadway Video Television and IFC Original Productions. Andrew Singer, Jonathan Krisel and Lorne Michaels are the executive producers for the series. The show originally premiered on January 21, 2011, with the current sixth season having debuted on January 21, 2016.
The comedy series has started off as a series of internet comedy sketches developed by Brownstein and Armisen in 2003. In 2009 the show concept was successfully pitched to IFC. The very realistic, elaborately depicted and recognizable offbeat characters and their hilarious and often absurd interactions have garnered praise from the viewers, especially the ones in their twenties and thirties.
Reviews, ratings and possible renewal
The show has received a Peabody Award and has been met with mostly positive critical reviews and a very enthusiastic audience response. The show has a 7.8/10 rating on IMDb and a fantastic 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it seems to be losing momentum ratings-wise, with the February 4, 2016 episode having been watched by just 152,000 viewers, and having scored a mere 0.07 rating. By the end of the last season in 2015 the ratings were just a bit higher, around 0.12. How will the series fare in the near future might determine its fate for the next season, so we will pay close attention to the ratings and news and inform you when something significant transpires.
Updated February 15, 2016: We are here to inform you that Portlandia was indeed renewed for a seventh season as a part of a two-season pick up deal in February 2015. The series creators and stars Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, as well as Jonathan Krisel, the series` director and co-creator are all sticking with the series at least through season seven.
UPDATED October 7, 2016: The Emmy-nominated satirical sketch comedy Portlandia will air its seventh season on IFC on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 10pm, we have found out. The upcoming installment will contain ten all-new episodes. The show’s been a ratings success and a critics’ darling throughout its 5-year run, and fans are expecting another season of shiny absurdist spoofs to be just as entertaining. Stay tuned, and we’ll drop you a reminder of Portlandia season 7 release date.