TV has a new comedy duo: IFC and Funny Or Die. AMC Networks has acquired a minority stake in Funny Or Die so its comedy network, IFC, can partner with the comedy website on multiplatform content as well as ad sales and marketing.
Travelocity's Roaming Gnome has found a new locale to investigate. The travel site has partnered with IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang! to sponsor the fake talk show's upcoming Season 5, which will feature in-show integrations and a variety of social elements.
IFC has always prided itself on going against the grain—the network proudly boasts the tagline "Always On. Slightly Off." And during its upfront presentation this afternoon, president Jennifer Casserta said something you don't hear many media companies say these days: It doesn't care for millennials.
AMC Networks is one of many companies that have moved away from pricey upfront spectacles in favor of smaller, more intimate gatherings with clients. But it also has one of the easiest upfront sells thanks to a little franchise called The Walking Dead.
Portlandia creators and stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have teamed up with longtime partner Subaru for a four-part Web series tied to their hit IFC show. In "Talkative Driver," Armisen plays an unusually chatty car service driver discussing his every thought with increasingly impatient passengers.
A second network has decided to delay an episode of one of its shows because of similarities with Wednesday's tragic shootings in Virginia.
Though it features hilarious send-ups of some of the most influential documentaries of the last 30 years, Documentary Now—the new IFC series Seth Meyers created with fellow SNL alums Bill Hader and Fred Armisen—means no harm, Meyers says.
President Barack Obama is on the books for a guest appearance on the WTF With Marc Maron podcast. And it's hard to determine the biggest winner in the development.
For a network that prides itself on comedy with a twist, it's not surprising that IFC also has been shaking up the standard upfront meetings this year.
Vanessa Bayer, the Saturday Night Live actress famously known for her impressions of Miley Cyrus, is teaming up with Hyundai to impart some unnecessary advice to musicians.