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Funny or Die will takeover Saturday night programming for IFC with FODtv

IFC will become FODtv (Funny Or Die Television) on Saturday nights, starting this Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017.

The network announced the venture today.

“IFC has been hacked, but we are not calling IT,” said Blake Callaway, EVP, Marketing and Digital Media, IFC.  “FODtv takes a bit of inspiration from cable access programs, and college run TV stations.  The combination of IFC’s Slightly Off sensibility and the asylum known as Funny Or Die has something for everyone.  Aspiring painters, lonely chefs, and ASMR enthusiasts have a new programming line-up created just for them.”

“It’s an exciting evolution for these characters to invade IFC’s airwaves,” said Brian Toombs, VP of Partner Content, Funny Or Die. “FODtv continues a tradition of developing our digital content in innovative ways with IFC.”

Funny or Die will supply a steady stream of short-form shows each Saturday night, including:

  • ASMR with Kelly Whispers (Saturday, October 14)
  • The Divorced Dad’s Cooking Show (Saturday, October 21)
  • Conversations with Pigeon Man
  • Long Haired Businessmen
  • Yelling Man

Here’s a sneak peek at Learn to Paint with the Shirtless Painter

And ASMR with Kelly Whispers:

AMC Networks, IFC’s parent company, acquired a minority ownership stake in Funny Or Die last year. The partnership began with the launch of the critically acclaimed series, Brockmire. Season 2 of Brockmire is currently in production in Atlanta and will debut in 2018.

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