A new season of Portlandia begins in just a couple weeks, and today, IFC revealed the star-studded guest lineup for season 7, which will also mark the television directorial debut for co-creators Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. Returning guest stars include Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Kumail Nanjiani, Mitch Hurwitz, Steve Buscemi, John Levenstein, and Kyle MacLachlan, and they’ll be joined by a bunch of new faces too, including Maria Bamford, Rachel Dratch, John Early, Tim Heidecker, Abbi Jacobson, Laurie Metcalf, and more. Here’s the full list:
Maria Bamford, Vanessa Bayer, Steve Buscemi, Rachel Dratch, El-P, Ana Fabrega, John Early, Judy Greer, Charlie Hales, Ryan Hansen, Tim Heidecker, Mitchell Hurwitz, Abbi Jacobson, Killer Mike, John Levenstein, Damian Lillard, Natasha Lyonne, Kyle MacLachlan, Laurie Metcalf, Kumail Nanjiani, Megan Neuringer, Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Cindy Wilson, Linda Ramone, Sam Richardson, Andy Richter, Cameron Russell, and Jessica St. Clair
Also, if you’re curious how the Portlandia team dealt with the real feminist bookstore owners’ “Fuck Portlandia” campaign against the show earlier this year, the new update from IFC reveals that there are some changes ahead for Toni and Candace, who will “retire from the feminist bookstore and contemplate what’s next for their lives.”
Season 7 of Portlandia premieres on IFC Thursday, January 5th at 10:00pm.