Pasadena -- IFC will end its long-running comedy series Portlandia after its eighth and final season, the network announced Saturday during its Television Critics Association tour presentation.
The Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel-created series will return for its eighth season in 2018. The series has been the network’s signature show since it launched in 2011.
The show is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video.
“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,” said IFC president Jennifer Caserta in a statement. “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.”