IFC Checks 'Benders' Into the Boards

Hockey comedy won't get second season
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IFC confirmed it has not renewed freshman comedy Benders, the men's hockey team comedy series. It joins IFC comedy series Gigi Does It in the one-and-done category. Deadline first reported the benchings.

The AMC Networks outlet has two high-profile comedies returning soon, though. Todd Margaret, starring David Cross, debuts a third season on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 10 p.m. and Portlandia, starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, is back for a sixth season on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 10 p.m.

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