FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS returns August 3 on HBO and HBO Signature

NEW SEASON OF HBO’S EMMY®-NOMINATED COMEDY SERIES

FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS

RETURNS 3 AUGUST ON HBO AND HBO SIGNATURE

The irreverent Emmy-nominated HBO music-comedy series, FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS, starring New Zealand’s “fourth most popular folk-parody duo” kicks off a ten-episode second season on Monday 3 August 2009 at 11pm on HBO and 10pm on HBO Signature.

Featuring the Grammy award-winning music-comedy duo Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie (collectively known as Flight of the Conchords) as fictionalized versions of themselves, this series revolves around the adventures of transplanted New Zealanders, Jemaine and Bret, who live on New York City’s Lower East Side and split their time between seeking venues where they can perform and awkwardly courting women. Sometimes finding it easier to express themselves with music, they are apt to break into song at a moment’s notice.

FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS

Over the course of the new season, Jemaine and Bret resort to a variety of unconventional strategies in an attempt to jump-start their lives and career, including: taking desperate measures to pay the bills; starting up a gang; and even dating an Australian – a taboo in New Zealand. Their efforts rarely yield dividends, but do spawn new tunes about life, love and the pursuit of an elusive music video.

Among the familiar faces rejoining Jemaine and Bret for the second season of FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS are: Rhys Darby as Murray, who still works at the barebones New Zealand consulate and serves as their inept manager; Kristen Schaal as Mel, their married, obsessive fan, and David Costabile as Doug, Mel’s long-suffering husband; Arj Barker as their (only) friend Dave, who works at a pawn shop and lives with his parents; and Eugene Mirman as Eugene, their meddling landlord. Among the guest stars in this new season are Academy Award® nominee Seymour Cassel, Emmy® nominee Jim Gaffigan, Greg Proops and Kristen Wiig.

Flight of the Conchords

FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS has very recently received six Emmy® nominations in 2009, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (James Bobin), Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie) and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Jermaine Clement).

Created and written by the duo and James Bobin, the debut season of the series sparked critical raves, with the New York Times calling the show “very funny” and “deliciously absurd.” Rolling Stone hailed it as “hilarious,” while the San Francisco Chronicle termed it “the funniest thing you’ve seen in ages,” as well as “brilliant,” and the Detroit Free Press noted that the show is “charming and rambunctiously clever.”

Starting 3 August, two new episodes of Flight of the Conchords will premiere on Mondays at 11pm on HBO. Fans can also complete the entire season over four consecutive days on HBO Signature from 3 to 6 August at 10pm. For more play times, log on to www.hboasia.com.

About Flight of the Conchords (the band)

Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie first teamed up in 1998, performing briefly under the names Moustache and Vested Interest before becoming Flight of the Conchords, which came from a dream of McKenzie’s about Concorde airplanes. Earning a worldwide cult following through their live performances, the duo was named Best Alternative Comedy Act at the 2005 US Comedy Arts Festival, Best Newcomer at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and was nominated for the Perrier Comedy Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Flight of the Conchords released the live album, Folk the World in 2002, and headlined a six-part BBC Radio 2 series which won a Sony UK Comedy Award.

They made their HBO debut in 2005 on their own edition of One Night Stand. In February 2008, Flight of the Conchords received the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for The Distant Future. Their subsequent self-titled album entered the US charts at number three, and recently received a Grammy nomination in the Best Comedy Album category.

FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS Schedule

Two new episodes every Monday at 11pm on HBO

Date / TIME

EPISODES

Monday 3 August 2009, 11pm Episode S201: A GOOD OPPORTUNITY
Episode S202: A NEW CUP
Monday 10 August 2009, 11pm Episode S203: TOUGH BRETS
Episode S204: MURRAY TAKES IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Monday 17 August 2009, 11pm Episode S205: UNNATURAL LOVE
pisode S206: LOVE IS A WEAPON OF CHOICE
Monday 24 August 2009, 11pm Episode S207: PRIME MINISTER
Episode S208: NEW ZEALAND TOWN
Monday 31 August 2009, 11pm Episode S209: WINGMEN

New episodes daily at 10pm on HBO Signature

Date / TIME

EPISODES

Monday 3 August 2009, 10pm Episode S201: A GOOD OPPORTUNITY
Episode S202: A NEW CUP
Tuesday 4 August 2009, 10pm Episode S203: TOUGH BRETS
Episode S204: MURRAY TAKES IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Wednesday 5 August 2009, 10pm Episode S205: UNNATURAL LOVE
Episode S206: LOVE IS A WEAPON OF CHOICE
Episode S207: PRIME MINISTER
Thursday 6 August 2009, 10pm Episode S208: NEW ZEALAND TOWN
Episode S209: WINGMEN
Episode S210:  EVICTED