4. Documentary Now (IFC)
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IFC will debut Documentary Now! on Thursday night, but on Tuesday it showed the ultimate sign of faith in the show, renewing the mocu-comedy for two more seasons.

Created by the SNL alum triumvirate of Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, and Seth Meyers, the series pays parodical tribute to famous documentaries and apes various styles of storytelling in that genre. The premiere episode, titled “Sandy Passage,” tips its hat to Grey Gradens as Hader and Armisen play an eccentric mother and daughter living in a decaying mansion. (Hader and Armisen star in every episode.)

The show, which is hosted by Helen Mirren, was originally slated for a six-episode first season. In the renewal announcement, though, IFC said that the finale, “Gentle & Soft: The Story of the Blue Jean Committee,” which centers on a soft rock band, will now air as a two-parter, bringing the episode total to seven.

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