IFC's Maron to end after Wednesday's season 4 finale
Marc Maron announced on Monday that he is signing off on Wednesday.
Not from his WTF podcast, mind you. But he did use the latest episode of his beloved podcast to reveal that the season 4 finale of his IFC comedy Maron, in which he plays a neurotic, angry, semi-fictionalized version of himself, would also serve as the series finale.
“I’ve decided that this is it. It’s done. I mean, look, there’s ways to do more, but this was the vision,” Maron, the show’s creator/executive producer/star, said on the podcast. “This season was the season. And I couldn’t be more thrilled about how it came out, how all four seasons came out. I think you’ll see that we wrapped the story up in the best way possible, and I just feel like it’s done.”
He added that he hadn’t heard one way or another if IFC wanted him to make more episodes. “I’m sure they’d be thrilled to do more, because we do it at such a low — like, it doesn’t cost them a lot,” he said, later noting that the network gave him a lot of creative freedom over the years. “We do it pretty inexpensively, which adds to the challenge.”
IFC confirmed the news in a tweet Monday morning, thanking him for “four remarkable seasons.” In a statement later in the day, network president Jennifer Caserta said: “IFC feels incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Marc and to bring his unique vision for a television show to our viewers, and we support his decision to bring the series to a close after this remarkable fourth season. We are enormously proud of Maron and the comedic, poignant and deeply personal ride Marc has taken us on. He is an incredibly authentic talent and we wish him nothing but the best.”
Season 4 of the raw, honest comedy sent Maron — who has been sober in real life for 16 years — to rehab and then on a mission to make amends with those he has hurt. The 13-episode season wraps up on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET with back-to-back episodes.
Launched in 2013, the critic-friendly Maron has included such guests as Louis C.K., Adam Scott, Conan O’Brien, Illeana Douglas, Mark Duplass, Gina Gershon, Aubrey Plaza, and Ray Romano.