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HBO Renews "Flight of the Conchords" for Second Season

Mel must be positively beaming with joy.

Pay cabler HBO has announced that it has ordered a second season of offbeat comedy Flight of the Conchords, which wraps its freshman season on September 2nd. (Sniffle, sniffle.)

Flight of the Conchords, which follows the travails of Bret and Jemaine, members of the eponymous satirical folk rock band, will return with new episodes in 2008. Timeslot companion Entourage was renewed for its fifth season and will also return next year.

"Entourage is a full-fledged cultural phenomenon, and Flight of the Conchords has quickly become a show to watch," said Carolyn Strauss, president of HBO Entertainment, in a statement. "I'm delighted that we'll be bringing new seasons of these distinctive series to our subscribers."

Best news I've heard all day... and one that will keep me going until the release of the full-length Flight of the Conchords album in January 2008.


Huzzah! This news made my day. So happy that we'll get another season of Conchords. Obviously, Murray had nothing to do with getting them the gig.
Anonymous said…
This is fantastic news! I love FOTC and am so excited that they will be back again next year. Danielle, there's no way Murray got them the renewal. It must have been Mel begging HBO!
Anonymous said…
Awesome news! I think I could do without another season of Entourage but I love Flight of the Conchords. With all of HBO's shows canceled or ending at least they are creating some new ones that are interesting and different.
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rockauteur said…
I do love Flight of the Conchords but sometimes I feel like the series is hit or miss. Some episodes are laugh out loud funny, others are polite chuckles, and one or two aren't funny at all. Hopefully in season 2, the humor will be much more consistent. I AM a fan of the show, don't get me wrong, but I think they just need to rethink some of their episodes. I seem to be in the minority about the David Bowie episode, which was one of the least funniest things to ever be on television.

Entourage was never really in jeopardy of being cancelled, especially since HBO and its creators have always touted an eight season plan for the show. I am still very much a fan, and I think most of the characters have started to evolve on the show. It's not always good news for our loveable group of ragtag Hollywood wannabee's, and I kind of like that.
Unknown said…
Actually I too thought I was in a boat of one about the david bowie episode. Friends Loved it but I was left in the dark wanting what was episode 1 and 2. Then there is also the episodes where you maybe get 1 song, and there I am waiting for another week to go by. Love the show, reminds me of when I was in High School catching the first release of a show about two guys in a band, back when it was Tenacious D. When the series ended I thought never again would there be a show but now I have FOTC.
Anonymous said…
Conchords are brilliant! The more you watch them, the better they are. What I love most is the mild subtle humor that requires you to pay attention, like read posters on the wall of the Consulate, notice the timing or the sudden change in tone. I think ALL the episodes are superb, each in a different way. My favorites are the Mother Uckers/Leggy Blond episode (the music videos are hilarious, especially Bret's "Footloose" angry dance and Murray's "A-Ha"-type song) and the Stephane Gucci story... But really, who can choose? I hope there will be more! I own the first season and watch it whenever I'm down: the Conchords crew makes me feel like anything's possible, and with them, it is!

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