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‘Documentary Now!’ Season 2 Trailer: Fred Armisen and Bill Hader Return for More Mockery

Season two of “Documentary Now!” returns to IFC on September 14.

“Documentary Now!”


The funniest fake documentary show on television now has a trailer for its second season.

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Season two of IFC’s “Documentary Now!” starring “Saturday Night Live” alums Bill Hader and Fred Armisen will parody films including Albert and David Maysles’s “Salesman,” Jonathan Demme’s Talking Heads music documentary “Stop Making Sense,” D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus’ presidential election doc “The War Room,” and David Gelb’s “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.”

For anyone who hasn’t seen the show, every episode is shot in a unique style of documentary filmmaking to honor “some of the most important stories that didn’t actually happen.” The seven-episode first season earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. The new season will have a total of six episodes.

Season one parodied films including “Grey Gardens,” about Edith and “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who lived in a decaying house in East Hampton. The first season also parodied the 1990 doc “Nanook Revisited,” about the 1922 partly staged documentary set in the Canadian arctic, “Nanook of the North.”

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Season two of “Documentary Now!” returns to IFC on September 14 at 10 p.m. ET. Check out the trailer for the new season below.

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