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This comedy series parodies documentaries by constructing films that document stories that aren't really true in a hilarious fashion. The series was created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, and Rhys Thomas and is hosted by Helen Mirren. It debuted on the IFC network in 2015.

3 Seasons, 21 Episodes
August 20, 2015
8.1/10
Cast: Fred Armisen, Helen Mirren, Bill Hader
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Documentary Now! Full Episode Guide

  • A profile of life at the top of the Professional Bowling League during the 2003 tournament season.

  • The life of American jazz guitarist Rex Logan, who became a cultural icon in Eastern Europe.

  • A fan sets out to make a documentary about the comic strip that changed his life.

  • An internationally-acclaimed performance artist prepares for a major career retrospective while reconciling her relationship with her former lover and performance partner, who she hasn't seen in two decades.

  • A fly-on-the-wall look at the marathon cast album recording of the ill-fated 1970 Broadway musical comedy centered around a cast of characters who work, live, or want to live in the same co-op.

  • In 1980, self-appointed spiritual guru Father Ra-Shawbard starts a commune in rural Oregon.

  • In 1980, enigmatic cult leader Father Ra-Shawbard and his followers descended on the small town of Chinook, Oregon, sparking a feud with the local residents that catapulted to national attention.

  • An in-depth look at Hollywood legend Jerry Wallach and his 40-year quest to win an Oscar.

  • Starring Fred Armisen and Bill Hader. A candid docu-memoir of Hollywood Legend Jerry Wallach, and his forty year quest to win an Oscar.

  • "Stop Making Sense" is the inspiration for "Final Transmission," a performance film parody about a hugely popular rock group that suddenly disbands.

  • A new wave band from the late 1970s and early 1980s play their final concert.

  • Monologist Parker Gail and director Harrison Renzi team up to present Gail's theater piece, "Location Is Everything".

  • Young Colombian chefs learn the tricks of the restaurant trade from their strict father Juan, whose celebrated restaurant only serves one dish: chicken and rice.

  • Starring Fred Armisen and Bill Hader. A fascinating fly on the wall look at the 1992 Ohio Gubernatorial campaign.

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