Conchords to fly in '09

It's a bit of a risk giving two relatively unknown comedians from New Zealand their own show, but HBO had enough confidence in the guitar-toting duo Flight of the Conchords to go ahead with it. The cable network went ahead with the gamble and hatched the debut season of Flight of the Conchords last July with all the gusto of superfan Mel, and let's just say things went well.

In a year which saw Showtime gain serious ground in the pay-cable market and a domestic violence charge against its CEO, HBO at least had one feel-good story in Flight of the Conchords. The show was acclaimed by critics and stoners alike, and nabbed a nomination from the Writers Guild of America Awards.

The comedy follows Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie playing toned-down versions of themselves trying to be a successful musical act in New York. They have an incompetent manager, one obsessed fan, and play venues like airport bars. The real draw comes during the few musical numbers in each episode, which are the basis of their stand-up act.

After only a few strums of one of the duo's patented side-splitting musical numbers in season one, word-of-mouth spread like wildfire and HBO ordered a second season in August.

However, only the most prolific musical acts can release an album--let alone produce a half-hour comedy--once a year. Thus, it looks like the second season of Flight of the Conchords won't return in 2008.

On the duo's MySpace page, they confirm that the second season is definitely in the works, but confess that it may not air until 2009. "Yes we are working on season two of the show, it looks like it will air in January of next year," they say.

In the meantime, fans will likely be able to catch a few of the new ditties (as well as some classics--"That's why they call them business socks! Oooh!") on their current tour, which lands in North America in May.

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yay! Im so happy they're coming back, but it sux that their not coming back til 09....sad....

At least, they are coming back for a second season!!
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learned of the show through word of mouth and since then, I have been patiently waiting to hear of any news in regards the a second season. Yay! at least eight more months to go!
They should take their time and not rush the songs.
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eh? i liked the show, but it was hit or miss, the best part was the David Bowie episode with Jermaine's Bowie impression, some of it was a little pretentiously....."Kiwi"-ish though........
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yay!!!!!!!

I'm from New Zealand and I say GO BOYS!!!!

I don't get to see it until 2009 or 2010.
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To have enough material to fill a entire season will be tough. It will be intresting to see if the show will be able to last. And keep the whole season funny and not just 2-3 hours interesting and the rest corny and stupid.
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a whole year to wait for new conchords, noooo
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Oh man, it's a long wait. But it will be totally worth it. I became obsessed with this show overnight.
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Sucks to wait, but I'll take the delay if they finely craft a season as good as last year's.
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Good, this eases some of the worries I had about Season 2. Glad they are taking their time.
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I’m glad to hear they are taking their time. They were worried they would not have enough songs for a season 2, Just happy its happening. Plus early 09 is not that far away.
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'09? :(
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Oh gosh I can't wait!
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Great Great show. Very funny. This show should have gotten more credit for how funny it is. I heard early 09 so I guess this is true. HBO is very dull until Entourage in Sept.
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I've never heard of them either...
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get a tv
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never even heard of the show
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