Fred Armisen is proving to be IFC’s comedy star….
The cable and satellite network has renewed its original comedy Documentary Now! from the 48-year-old half-Venezuelan actor and former Saturday Night Live star, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers, for two additional seasons.
IFC has also added a seventh episode to Season 1, up from the initial order of six episodes, ahead of its season premiere on August 20.
Documentary Now! parodies some of the world’s best-known documentaries. Starring Armisen and Hader, each episode is shot in a different style of documentary filmmaking and honors some of the most important stories that didn’t actually happen.
The second episode of Documentary Now! is currently pre-premiering on VICE.com, IFC.com, YouTube, VOD, DISH channel 102, iGuide, and on TV Everywhere platforms across IFC’s distribution partners. The episode launched on August 10 and will be available through August 27.
Documentary Now! premieres this Thursday, August 20 at 10 PM.
Armisen is currently the star of IFC’s satirical sketch comedy television series Portlandia. The series, which has won a Peabody Award, is currently in its fifth season.