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Fred Savage Will Direct IFC Series ‘Garfunkel and Oates,’ Based on Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci’s Comedy Folk Duo

Fred Savage Will Direct IFC Series 'Garfunkel and Oates,' Based on Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci's Comedy Folk Duo

Fred Savage, who has directed episodes of “2 Broke Girls,” “Modern Family” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” in addition to starring in “The Wonder Years,” will direct all eight half-hour episodes of “Garfunkel and Oates,” a new scripted comedy series to premiere on IFC in late summer of this year.

The series will follow the real life careers and lives of comedy folk duo Riki Lindhome (“Enlightened”) and Kate Micucci (“Raising Hope”), who perform under the names of “two rock n’ roll second bananas” and who sing about what everyone is thinking but too polite to say. Lindhome and Micucci created the show, which will chronicle the pair’s misadventures and friendship with the help of some songs. Production begins today in Los Angeles.

“Fred is one of today’s hottest comedy directors and he’s a huge addition to ‘Garfunkel and Oates’ as both series director and executive producer. We’re thrilled to have him at the helm of this smart new comedy,” said IFC President Jennifer Caserta. 

Lindhome, Micucci and Savage are executive producing the series alongside Jonathan Stern (“Childrens Hospital”) and Dennis McNicholas (“Saturday Night Live”), who is also the showrunner.

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