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Originally published February 14, 2011 at 8:54 AM | Page modified February 15, 2011 at 8:41 AM

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Good news and bad news for fans of 'Portlandia'

"Portlandia," an IFC comedy series that spoofs Northwest habits and habitués, has been renewed for 10 additional episodes. But they won't air until January 2012.

The Seattle Times A&E editor

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"Portlandia": www.ifc.com/portlandia.

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'Portlandia'

10:30 p.m. Fridays on IFC through Feb. 25.

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Good TV is coming to those who can wait.

"Portlandia," an IFC comedy series that spoofs Northwest habits and habitués, has been renewed for 10 additional episodes. But they won't air until January 2012.

Created by Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, and shot entirely in Portland, Ore., the show has hit a sweet spot with the coveted 18-49 set with its goofball comedy and parade of hot-list guest stars. Six debut episodes airing this winter feature appearances by actor Kyle MacLachlan ("Twin Peaks," "Sex & the City"); film director Gus Van Sant ("Milk"); and musicians James Mercer (The Shins), Jenny Conlee and Colin Meloy (The Decemberists) and Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney), among others.

"Portlandia" is based on a web series called "ThunderAnt," produced by Armisen ("Saturday Night Live") and Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney). The first season continues at 10:30 p.m. Fridays on IFC through Feb. 25.

Lynn Jacobson: ljacobson@seattletimes.com

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