Conchords second season may be last

All good things must come to an end, but this soon!?!? In an interview with British music mag Q, Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement--aka The Flight of the Conchords--dished some seriously horrible news.

After starring in and creating one of the most buzzworthy premium-cable comedies in recent memory, the music duo say the upcoming sophomore season of Flight of the Conchords will likely be its last, reports The New Zealand Herald.

The two Kiwis broke the sound barrier after season one of HBO's Flight of the Conchords debuted, after years of performing their musically inspired stand-up routine around the globe. The show, about two New Zealand musicians trying to make it big in New York City, features the pair jumping into song in elaborate musical numbers peppered throughout an indie sitcom.

The success translated to three Emmy nominations and heaps of critical praise, but a repeat performance is proving difficult.

"We've got a lot of half-songs," Clement told Q. "We've got an album's worth of beginnings of songs."

Season two was pushed back to 2009 way back in April, with the pair confessing that writing an album and a television program was a daunting task.

McKenzie and Clement are eager to pursue other work, including film roles. In fact, McKenzie said he auditioned for a role in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of The Justice League of America (Wonder Twin, perhaps?).

What say you, Conchord fans? Sad to see them go, or happy they aren't waiting to go stale before bailing? While we're at it--which Conchord gets you buzzin'? Bret or Jemaine?

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this better be some kind of dry humor. quit trying so hard and just make your damned awesome show! don't go breaking my heart after i've fallen in love.
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Man, you're giving up WAY TOO EARLY. Tenacious D went for quite some time before they went dry...

But hey, We'd all love HBO if they order up another season. Fate rests possibly with the execs at HBO.
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i cant believe it. i nearly started crying
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What...say it isn't so! I love this show!
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I'd say Bret
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Conchords, is a funny show. too bad.
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"Still find it a little annoying though that after one season of a successful show they effectively want to hang up their guitars and start "pursuing other work" and auditioning for comic book movies.

I mean, yeah, i get it, they got their foot in the door, they've got cred now, but that doesn't mean they should be able to be real actors and get shots at roles that other better actors would only dream of."

Actually, they've been working for many years. They don't just suddenly have a hit show and a following. The fact that they already had a following is the reason they have a show.

Who are you to say whether or not they should act in other things? They've already had previous roles anyway. Jemaine, for example, starred in Eagle vs. Shark and other films. Brett was in Lord of the Rings. It seems to me that you have a very close-minded view on what acting is.
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Let's not forget, they're the Grammy award-winning Flight of the Conchords.
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...and I guess the rest of the time they can be doing their normal jobs...
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2 seasons and a movie a few years later would be nice.
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Ahhh... This is horrible news! This show is so incredibly funny.
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I love this show, as well as the Conchords, but I definitely can see them running into problems for a 3rd or 4th season. I'd rather them just put all their effort into 2 very solid seasons than 2 solid + 1 stale.
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It's Out of Business time!
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I am sad, but it will be better to go out on a high note rather to drag it on for longer than is needed
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Love the show but love the music more so if they're recording rather than on TV thats good :)
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I was thinking "why would HBO renew a show and then not continue with it before tha 2nd season is already finished" and then i figured "it's probably because the duo are tapped out and dont have much in the way of songs left to intergrate in the show", and sure enough i was correct.



Still find it a little annoying though that after one season of a successful show they effectively want to hang up their guitars and start "pursuing other work" and auditioning for comic book movies.



I mean, yeah, i get it, they got their foot in the door, they've got cred now, but that doesn't mean they should be able to be real actors and get shots at roles that other better actors would only dream of.
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There's no reason to milk it. I'm happy with one more season. I love these guys!
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Love the show! it will be a shame to see it go, but hey at least we will get another season, and every good thing must come to an end, at least we know it is ending on their terms and not just getting cancelled.
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This is sad news... for real..... this show will be a classic and I'm glad that HBO had the moxie to put it on. They will be missed!!!
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This show is friggin brilliant, and I hope that this will not be the last season. I am surprised they don't get some of their buddies to help them write some of the songs or material for the show. Demitri Martin's comedy is musically based as well so maybe they could work with him on incorporating some of his comedy songs into their show since he was a guest star in the Season 1 finale...'do the Doggie Bounce!' Two great seasons of the show are better than one though so I am grateful at least we'll get to see a few more episodes because it's Business Time and to me, Bret is the cool one; Jemaine, is the brains :)
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Ok, first of all Spaize, the fact that you choose to avoid something because it gets good reviews is ridiculous; maybe you should give a show like 'Conchords' a try since it has a HUGE following and something anyone in entertainment would die for: GOOD BUZZ.



Second, the fact that you point out how few comments are posted is absolutely pointless. Did you happen to notice that the story had only been written 6 hours before you commented, or the fact that it was a LEADING STORY on the homepage of this website?



'Flight of the Conchords' is a fantastic show, and all of its diehard fans are going to be heartbroken to hear this news. I can only hope Bret and Jemaine are able to come up with some more brilliant songs so the show doesn't have to end!
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I did watch FOTC, and I very much enjoyed it. It's a little off-center, but once you figure out its rhythm...
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Sad to hear but their music is key and that is what they should focus on above all else.

I hope season 2 is half as good as season one.
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"Critical praise" tends to come from elitist music and television snobs, and it's the main reason I've never tuned in to this show.

Just take a look at how few comments are below to see exactly how much real viewers think of this show.
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how can people comment on a show they have never seen? hmmmmm

anyhow. it would be difficult to have a repeat performance of season 1s total genius run
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I never watch this show but im not surprise about this... :):)
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I've never watched the show but it';s a shame it won't be sticking around.
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Noooooooooooooooooooo! Noooooooooooooo! Oh well. Good to go out on a high note I guess...
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