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IFC has announced a new “docu-parody” television show created by “SNL” alums Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader.
“American Documentary,” the show’s working title, sounds like one of Armisen’s wacky pitches from “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” where he chimes in with absurd book/movie/TV show ideas from the sidelines and leads the 8G band. According to an IFC press release, it is “a curated series of half-hour documentaries and biopics, each about a completely fictitious subject.” The series “will explore important political figures, influential artists, titans of industry, and iconic cultural movements,” which, again, are “all utterly fictional.”
Keeping it in the “SNL” family, Meyers will executive produce, “SNL” segment director Rhys Thomas will, yes, direct, and Armisen and Hader will have recurring roles on-screen. No word yet if the mockumentary will cover more Ian Rubbish, but one can hope.
IFC has ordered six episodes, which, rest assured, “will be shot on location in the traditional documentary style” for maximum parody effectiveness. Production will begin later in 2014.
“American Documentary” is slated to premiere in 2015.
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.More Prachi Gupta.
Like little stars.
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