Carrie Brownstein

The end is (fairly) near for the delightful "Portlandia"


By Mike Hughes

PADADENA -- After
six-plus seasons and piles of praise, “Portlandia” is calling it
quits ... gradually.

Now early in its
seventh season, the show's creators confirmed Saturday that the
eighth will be its final one. They promplty offered solace for
hard-core fans.

Skipping the speech? Try "Onion News Network" and "Portlandia"


OK, you really know you should be watching the State of the Union speech tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 25). If you don't, however, this is the perfect time to find "Onion News Network" and "Portlandia."

Their openers aired at 10 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and rerun at 9 and 9:30 p.m. tonight. That's on IFC (Independent Film Channel), which is hard to find -- you'll need satellite or digital cable -- but worth it.