“Lock the gates!” IFC has renewed Marc Maron‘s sitcom for a fourth season.
“Maron” sees the stand-up comic and popular podcaster playing a a fictionalized version of himself, guiding viewers through a semi-autobiographical journey filled with broken relationships and the never-ending allure of success in the entertainment sector.
From Fox 21 Television Studios, production on 13 half-hour episodes begins January for a spring debut.
After falling off the wagon in last season’s finale, in Season 4, Marc struggles to regain his sobriety. Along the way, he attempts to find a deeper meaning to his life, according to IFC.
“I got the character of me into a bit of trouble last season. I hope I can get him back on track. The real me is doing fine,” said Maron.
The real Marc made headlines recently for landing President Barack Obama as a guest on his long-form interview podcast, “WTF.”
“Marc is easily one of the most audacious comedians around today, and his pervasive sense of angst and unease is something we can all relate to and can’t stop watching,” Jennifer Caserta, IFC’s president, said in a statement. “His take on society, and himself, is completely unfiltered and authentic and manifests into great comedic storytelling. We’re thrilled to renew ‘Maron’ for a fourth season and look forward to more comic mayhem.”
On the coming run of 13 episodes, Marc will once again be joined by a line-up of recurring and guest stars. The previous season featured Judd Hirsch as Marc’s unstable father; Sally Kellerman as his meddling mother; Troy Ruptash as his fragile brother; Andy Kindler as his voice of reason; and Dave Anthony as his devil’s advocate and trusty punching bag assistant, Kyle.
Maron is the creator, executive producer and writer of “Maron.” Apostle’s Denis Leary and Jim Serpico are also executive producers, along with Michael Jamin and Sivert Glarum. Tom Sellitti is a co-executive producer.