12 Things (and more) to Look Forward to in Season 3 of “Portlandia” on IFC

IFC’s wonderfully clever sketch comedy series┬áPortlandia, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein as an assortment of characters from Portland, Ore., returns for its third season on Jan. 4, 2013. You can catch up with the first two seasons during a 24-hour Portlandia marathon that begins on IFC at 6 p.m. Eastern on New Year’s Eve; plus, the special Winter In Portlandia airs three times over this weekend. What can we look forward to in the third season? For one thing, more of a structured narrative. The third episode of season three, “Nina’s Birthday,” is a full 22-minute storyline. Armisen...

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