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 2. (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.
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Jace is an LA-based television development and acquisitions exec who watches way too much television for his own good and would love a TiVo for every room in the house. (He’s halfway there.) His blog, Televisionary, can be found at televisionaryblog.com.