You hear that snap? You hear that clap? That is the sound of IFC unveiling a premiere date, trailer, and guest list for season five of Portlandia.
The finest sketch comedy in the Pacific Northwest, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, will return to the air on Jan. 8 at 10 p.m. with the first of its 10 episodes. The season premiere will reveal the beginning of the friendship between feminist book store owners Toni and Candace and “the unlikely circumstances that first united them against the assaults of patriarchy.”
The guest roster for season 5 features Anna Gunn, Paul Reubens, Seth Meyers, Jane Lynch, Natasha Lyonne, Parker Posey, Jane Lynch, and Paul Simon, Justin Long, Shepard Fairey, Greta Gerwig, Peter Giles, Matt Groening , Brigitte Nielsen, and Oscar the Grouch from Sesame Street.
Vanessa Bayer, Ed Begley Jr., Jeff Goldblum, Kyle MacLachlan, Kumail Nanjiani, Olivia Wilde, and Steve Buscemi (who also will direct an episode) are among the returning guests.