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IFC Renews `Comedy Bang! Bang!’

IFC said it has renewed its popular sketch comedy/talk show series Comedy Bang! Bang! for a fifth season, the network said Tuesday.

The series, hosted by comedian and podcaster Scott Aukerman, has received an order of 20 new half-hour episodes that will debut in 2016.

“Scott has created an absurd world that attracts the biggest names in pop culture,” said Jennifer Caserta, IFC president in a statement.  “They show up, do insane things and oftentimes come back for more.  We have no idea how he does it, but we’re not about to start asking questions now.”

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