IFC Sets 'Onion News Network,' 'Portlandia' For Friday-Night Lineup


IFC will set its new Friday lineup with Onion News Network and Portlandia in the new year.
The network will launch Onion News Network on Friday, Jan. 21 at 10 p.m. and Portlandia a half hour later.
The schedule builds on IFC's Friday "slightly off" original push, which follows the recent bow on The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.
Onion News Network  brings The Onion's  brand of hard-hitting, mercilessly satirical journalism to TV. The nation's number-one source for breaking news, screaming political arguments and vital information on missing teenage Caucasian girls, Onion News Network will showcase the network's top-rated primetime show, a hyperactive graphics and sound effect-laden news explosion called "FactZone with Brooke Alvarez," hosted by the world's most respected news-reader. Suzanne Sena, best known for her work as an entertainment reporter and host on E! and a breaking news anchor on the Fox News Channel, plays Alvarez. Co-host, Tucker Hope, is played by Todd Alan Crain, who recently became the fourth person to ever host Jeopardy!.
Portlandia is an original short-based comedy series that lovingly illustrates the people and values of Portland, Ore. Each episode will include interwoven short films starring Fred Armisen (SNL) and Carrie Brownstein (vocalist/guitarist, Sleater-Kinney), which portray the progressive personalities, aesthetics and values of "Portlandia."