IFC television has started to expand its quirky comedy offerings.
The original series "Garfunkel and Oates," featuring the female comedy-folk duo Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, has just been greenlit to join the network’s 2014 line-up. The show, which joins the likes of "Portlandia," will focus on the duo's personal and professional lives singing satirical and sometimes dirty songs.
"We are huge fans of Riki and Kate; their humor is fresh and accessible and they’ll be a great fit alongside 'The Spoils of Babylon,' 'Portlandia,' 'Maron' and other shows on the horizon," said Jennifer Caserta, IFC's president and general manager. "Everyone we work with shares our sensibility and passion for creating authentic comedies, and these new relationships will further complement our expanding roster of original programming."IFC has also ordered a pilot presentation of "American Storage" based on the short film of the same. Written by Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien of "Neighbors," "American Storage" explores a the relationship between an employee at a storage facility who befriends the man he discovers living in one of the units.