Posted by Bunky Bunk at Tuesday, July 23, 2013 16 Comments
IFC will remain in business with comedian Marc Maron.
The AMC Networks-owned channel has ordered a 2nd season of its critically adored comedy series, Maron. In a vote of confidence, the order is for 13 half-hours, up from 10 in season 1. They are slated to premiere in 2014.
Jennifer Caserta, president and general manager of IFC, said : "In many ways, Marc is a perfect representation of IFC and our approach to comedy. He also seems to be in need of a less dysfunctional family, so we're happy he's returning to ours for an expanded second season."
The series' début season chronicled the comedian's misguided attempts to grow professionally and emotionally with both an estranged dad (Judd Hirsch) and later on an unconventional new girlfriend (Nora Zehetner).
Maron, who is best known for his popular WTF podcast, was able to lure guest stars such as Mark Duplass, Jeff Garlin, Dave Foley, Danny Trejo, Illeana Douglas, Eric Stoltz, Denis Leary, Gina Gershon, KEN JEONG, AUBREY PLAZA AND ADAM SCOTT.
M. Maron is the creator / exec producer / writer / star of the show, with Denis Leary & Jim Serpico as producers.
Watch this show if you haven't, I highly recommend it. Probably the best new comedy of 2013, tied with FX's Legit.
IFC has recently started airing the 20-episode second season of fake talk show Comedy Bang Bang, which also comes from a famous podcaster (Scott Ackerman) and it's also quite brilliant, in a more absurdist, deadpan, meta way than Maron. Comedy Bang Bang airs every Friday at 10/9c on IFC ; there'll be a five-week hiatus between 13th September (episode 2.10) and 18th October (episode 2.11), but other than that, CBB season 2 airs original episodes every week straight through the semester, up until the season finale on 20th December.
The main guests on Scott's couch for the first 10 episodes are Andy Samberg, AZIZ ANSARI, Anna Kendrick, David Cross, Zoe Saldana, GILLIAN JACOBS, Andy Richter, Sarah Silverman, Bill Hader and Casey Wilson!
Some sequences include other people you know and love, such as Lance Reddick, Selma Blair, Adam Pally, Nick Kroll, Christopher Meloni, BEN SCHWARTZ, Will Forte, Tim Meadows, Bob Odenkirk, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Paul F. Tompkins, John Carroll Lynch, Jason Mantzoukas, Chris Hardwick, ADAM SCOTT, Michael Ian Black, Rob Huebel, Joe Lo Truglio, Adam DeVine, Michaela Watkins, Aidy Bryant, Bobby Moynihan, Jimmy Pardo and Thomas Lennon!
Yes, you should watch this show too.
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