HBO has made a refreshing announcement. First off, they plan on going forward with a fifth season of Entourage. A no-brainer if you ask me, this is one of the best thirty-minute shows on television. What does come as a small surprise, however, is the renewal of Flight of the Conchords. Don't get me wrong, I have loved these guys ever since their breakout with HBO's comedy special One Night Stand.
If you have yet to see their half-hour performance, hit your 'On Demand' button and watch it. Though the show is a hit and miss, one can't deny how fun it is to watch and, more importantly, listen to it.
HBO Says (At Least) One More to Entourage and Flight of the Conchords
HBO has ordered an undisclosed amount of new episodes for Flight of the Conchords, which stars reallife Irelanders, no, Australians, no, New Zealanders Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie. The same goes for Entourage, with HBO only reporting that a new season has been given the green light. For those of you who have become accustomed to Entourage's supersized season this year, HBO hasn't given any specifics on how long the fifth go will be.
Both shows will quickly return in 2008, with their schedules most likely going back to back once again.
Flight of the Conchords owes its popularity to the younger audiences who continue to watch HBO after Entourage's credits roll. Though the series didn't have the best start, strong word of mouth and online interest has helped build a steady following.
Conchords renewal marks a success for the net in the Sunday 10:30 slot, a time that’s sometimes proved tricky for the network.
HBO's other new series, John From Cincinnati, was not so lucky and got cancelled after wrapping up its season finale. I gave the show a shot, but by the end it all sounded like a bunch of gibberish.
Though I didn't much enjoy the first season of Big Love, HBO's second attempt is tearing it up. Riding a new formula and heightened energy, HBO has
given the show about Polygamy a third season.