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Originally published Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:15 AM

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March 6 TV Picks: ‘Portlandia’ on IFC

TV Picks for Thursday, March 6, 2014, include “Portlandia” on IFC, “Parks and Recreation” on NBC and “Grey’s Anatomy” on ABC.

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Ecoterrorists storm an animal testing facility on tonight’s episode, but don’t worry — this quirky comedy hasn’t gone all hard-core political. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein (and guest star Olivia Wilde) have a way of making these characters uniquely human and likable. And that is what makes this clever comedy — now in its fourth season — endlessly watchable. Oh, and did you see that bird in the opening sequence of last week’s premiere episode? 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, on IFC (

Doug Knoop, Seattle Times staff or on Twitter @dougknoop

Also on Thursday

“Parks and Recreation,” 8:30 p.m. (NBC): Leslie’s efforts to take down the wall separating Eagleton and Pawnee yield unexpected results; Ben and Tom meet with possible sponsors for the concert; Ron finds a new hobby.

“Grey’s Anatomy,” 9 p.m. (ABC): Couples panic when the hospital announces a nonfraternization policy; Owen and Emma discuss the future; Meredith and Cristina have some girl time; Richard asks the residents for help with a rare cancer case.

“Rake,” 9 p.m. (Fox): Keegan’s effort to help an old friend is complicated when the mayor decides none of his clients can get plea deals; Keegan thinks about joining Ben’s firm; Scarlet considers a big career move; Keegan makes a bet with Maddy.

“The Red Road,” 9 p.m. (Sundance): Determined to cover up the truth by any means necessary, Harold’s sworn duty suffers; Kopus seizes the opportunity to place Harold under his thumb.

“Elementary,” 10:01 p.m. (CBS): A man receives a ransom demand for his wife’s return years after he was suspected of killing her; Lestrade seems unwilling to leave the brownstone.

“Sirens,” 10:01 p.m. (USA): Johnny sees Theresa for the first time since their break; Hank considers an emergency contact; Brian spends his first day on the rig.

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