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TV Picks: 'Portlandia,' Australian mysteries, 'Legit'
TV Picks: 'Portlandia,' Australian mysteries, 'Legit'

"Portlandia" (IFC, Thursdays). The sketch-comedy expression of the best-friendship of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein begins its fourth season this week. Brownstein, formerly of the band Sleater-Kinney and currently of Wild Flag, has long since proved herself as a comedian, while, Armisen, who spent a generation on "Saturday Night Live," has been named bandleader for Seth Meyers' imminently arriving late-late-night show; their series, whose many guest players include musicians alongside comics and actors, sits at the intersection of their several shared interests. Its alt-cred, however, does not translate into superiority: The two inhabit their characters -- a...

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