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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.

Documentary Now! is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (21 episodes). The series first aired on August 20, 2015. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.1.

Documentary Now! is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Documentary Now! on demand at Apple TV+, Philo, Netflix, Amazon, , AMC, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, IFC, Google Play, iTunes online.

3 Seasons, 21 Episodes
August 20, 2015
8.1/10
Cast: Helen Mirren, Fred Armisen, 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.