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The Best IFC TV Shows 

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List of popular IFC shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top IFC TV series, both current and cancelled shows, includes the date when each first aired as well as lists of the casts of actors. The best IFC (Independent Film Channel) TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on Independent Film Channel, as this list covers the entire history of the network. The Business and Split Screen are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list This list is sorted alphabetically by the title of every original Independent Film Channel show ever, and you can sort by any column, even year of release for a list of old Independent Film Channel shows or even unaired Independent Film Channel series. Television fans in different locations grew up with Independent Film Channel on different channels, but most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite Independent Film Channel TV shows sink to the bottom of the list! The list of top Independent Film Channel television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the Independent Film Channel network, even ones that have had their time or have been cancelled. You can use this factual list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to.
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Portlandia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Kyle MacLachlan

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy

Portlandia (IFC, 2011) is a sketch comedy television series created by Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, and Jonathan Krisel. Armisen and Brownstein star as various characters in sketches ...more

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Monty Python's Flying Ci... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

Premiered: 1969

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Satire, Comedy

Monty Python’s Flying Circus is a British sketch comedy series commissioned by David Attenborough, created by the comedy group Monty Python and broadcast by the BBC from 1969 to 1974. The shows ...more

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The Whitest Kids U' Know... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
Sam Brown, Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore

Premiered: 2007

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy

The Whitest Kids U' Know (IFC, 2007) is an American sketch comedy show created by the comedy troupe. Featuring members Sam Brown, Zach Cregger, Trevor Moore, Darren Trumeter, and Timmy Williams, ...more

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Comedy Bang! Bang! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
Scott Aukerman, Reggie Watts, Scott Mescudi

Premiered: 2012

Genres (Tv): Sketch comedy, Parody

Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC, 2012) is a television comedy series created and hosted by Scott Aukerman, and a spinoff of his podcast. Parodying late-night talk shows, the series features celebrity ...more

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Fishing with John is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
Fishing with John Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon, Dennis Hopper

Premiered: 1991

Genres (Tv): Sports, Fishing television series, Television comedy, Sports film, Travel documentary, + more

Fishing with John is a 1991 television series conceived, directed by and starring actor and musician John Lurie, which earned a cult following. On the surface, the series resembles a standard ...more

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The IT Crowd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Sitcom

The IT Crowd (Channel 4, 2006) is a British sitcom created by Graham Linehan. In the basement office of a corporation, the three staff members of its IT (Richard Ayoade, Chris O'Dowd, and ...more

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Hopeless Pictures is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Coolidge, Rob Reiner

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Hopeless Pictures is an American animated comedy series starring the voice of Friends actress Lisa Kudrow, Seinfeld guest actor Bob Balaban, and produced and broadcast by the IFC. The cartoon ...more
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Stan Against Evil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
John C. McGinley, Janet Varney, Nate Mooney

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Horror, Supernatural

Stan Against Evil (IFC, 2016) is an American comedy horror television series created by Dana Gould. Stan Miller (John C. McGinley), the former sheriff, teams up with Evie Barrett (Janet Varney), ...more

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The Business is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
The Business Kathleen Robertson, Karen Cliche, Arthur Holden

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

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Modern Toss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
Ralph Brown, Mackenzie Crook, Doon Mackichan

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Comedy, Animated series

Modern Toss is a partly animated British comedy programme based on characters from Modern Toss, the creation of British comedy writers and cartoonists Jon Link and Mick Bunnage. Renowned for ...more
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The IFC Media Project is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
The IFC Media Project Gideon Yago

Premiered: 2008

Genres (Tv): Documentary

The IFC Media Project is an American television series, which airs on the Independent Film Channel in the United States. The show is a documentary series which examines America's news media and ...more
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Z Rock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
Z Rock Gilbert Gottfried, Dave Navarro, Greg Giraldo

Premiered: 2008

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Z Rock is an American television series, which airs on the IFC in the United States. The show is a semi-scripted comedy and is based on the double life of a Brooklyn band, ZO2. By night, they ...more
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The Minor Accomplishment... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
Laura Kightlinger, Nicholle Tom

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman is an American comedy television series from World of Wonder Productions, co-written, executive produced by and starring Laura Kightlinger. The series ...more
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The Grid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
Julianna Margulies, Dylan McDermott, Tom Skerritt

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Miniseries, Espionage, Drama, Thriller, Action

The Grid is a 2004 television miniseries co-produced by the BBC, Fox TV Studios and Carnival Films. It starred Dylan McDermott and Julianna Margulies. It aired on TNT in the US and on BBC Two in ...more
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Food Party is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
Food Party Thu Tran, Peter Van Hyning, Taylor Dell

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Food Party is an American television series that airs on the Independent Film Channel in the United States. The show is a pseudo-reality cooking show filmed on an elaborate, technicolored ...more
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Bollywood Hero is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
Bollywood Hero Chris Kattan, Neha Dhupia, Julian Sands

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Miniseries, Comedy

Bollywood Hero is an American television miniseries which aired on the IFC in three parts on August 6–8, 2009. The miniseries was shot in Mumbai and Los Angeles. The show is a musical miniseries ...more
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The Increasingly Poor De... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
Will Arnett, David Cross, Spike Jonze

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Comedy

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret is a British-American black comedy mini-series starring David Cross, Sharon Horgan, Blake Harrison, Will Arnett, and Spike Jonze. The series is ...more
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Dinner for Five is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
Dinner for Five Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau filmography

Premiered: 2001

Genres (Tv): Talk show

Dinner for Five is a television program in which actor/filmmaker Jon Favreau and a revolving guest list of celebrities eat, drink and talk about life on and off the set and swap stories about ...more
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The Henry Rollins Show ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
The Henry Rollins Show Henry Rollins

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Talk show, Comedy

The Henry Rollins Show was a weekly talk show hosted by musician Henry Rollins on the Independent Film Channel. The show featured Rollins' monologues, interviews with celebrities and uncensored ...more
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Indie Sex is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
Indie Sex Dita Von Teese

Genres (Tv): Miniseries, Special Interest, Documentary

Originally produced for IFC, this four-part mini-series exploring sex in independent cinema features the stimulating insight of such acclaimed filmmakers and actors as Atom Egoyan, Catherine ...more
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Henry Rollins: Uncut is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
Henry Rollins: Uncut Henry Rollins

Premiered: 2008

Genres (Tv): Documentary

Henry Rollins: Uncut is an American television series, which airs on the IFC in the United States. The special event series follows musician, author, and spoken-word artist Henry Rollins as he ...more
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Getting Away with Murder... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
Getting Away with Murder Misti Traya, Gina Hecht, John Kerry

Premiered: 2007

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Getting Away with Murder is an American television and web series, which airs on the IFC in the United States. Seth Silver, a 25-year-old hit man, is trying to make it in the world as a ...more
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Four Eyed Monsters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
Four Eyed Monsters

Premiered: 2008

Genres (Tv): Documentary

Four Eyed Monsters is an American television, podcast and web series, which was promoted on Myspace.com and aired on IFC and IFC.com in the United States. Four Eyed Monsters explores the ...more
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The Mary Van Note Show ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
The Mary Van Note Show

Genres (Tv): Comedy

The Mary Van Note Show is an American television and web series, which airs on the IFC in the United States. Mary Van Note is an eccentric girl on a quest to win the heart of her one true love, ...more
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Cutting Ties is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best IFC TV Shows
Cutting Ties

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Drama

Cutting Ties is an American television and web series, which airs on the IFC in the United States. The series centers on Evan Senipilut, who lives in a mundane world, works in a corporate job ...more