or


[12/15/08 - 02:46 PM]
HBO Partners with Funny Or Die to Provide a Sneak Peek of the Second Season of HBO's Critically Acclaimed Comedy Series Flight of the Conchords on December 17
HBO.com, iTunes and HBO's YouTube channel will also carry the premiere starting December 21.

[via press release from HBO]

HBO PARTNERS WITH FUNNY OR DIE TO PROVIDE A SNEAK PEEK OF THE SECOND SEASON OF HBO'S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED COMEDY SERIES FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS ON DECEMBER 17

FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS PROMOTION MARKS FUNNY OR DIE'S FIRST FORAY INTO SHOWCASING FULL-LENGTH EPISODIC TELEVISION SERIES

FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS SECOND SEASON OFFICIALLY PREMIERES JANUARY 18 ON HBO

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 15, 2008) � HBO will partner with Funny or Die (funnyordie.com) to provide a sneak peek of the first episode from the highly anticipated second season of HBO's Flight of the Conchords. The episode will be available on Funny or Die from Wednesday, December 17th through Sunday, December 21st (http://www.funnyordie.com/flight_of_the_conchords). Flight of the Conchords officially premieres on HBO on Sunday, January 18 at 10:00 PM.

The Flight of the Conchords promotion marks Funny or Die's first foray into showcasing full-length episodic television series. The episode will be portable via codes that allow users to embed and share the episode on blogs, websites, and social networking profiles. In anticipation of the sneak peek on Dec. 17, Funny or Die will feature original and exclusive videos that pay homage to Flight of the Conchords. Fans of the series will also be able to view classic clips from the first season, and the site will feature a new wide screen player made specifically for the episode viewing.

"After the success of last season, we knew that online sampling would be the most effective way to energize the Flight of the Conchords fan base and generate excitement for season two," said Chris Spadaccini, Vice President, Advertising and Promotion, HBO. "Funny or Die has emerged as the go-to destination for great online comedy content and the decision to partner with them to launch the new season was an easy one."

"We are really excited to help launch the second season of 'Flight of the Conchords," said Dick Glover, CEO of Funny or Die and the Or Die Networks. "Funny or Die is where people go online to find the very best in comedy, so it's the perfect place to debut such a smart and funny show."

On December 21st, the first episode of Flight of the Conchords, season two, will become available for online viewing on a variety of additional platforms including HBO.com, iTunes and HBO's YouTube channel.

Flight of the Conchords follows transplanted New Zealanders Jemaine (Jemaine Clement) and Bret (Bret McKenzie), 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're apt to break into song at a moment's notice. The executive producers of Flight of the Conchords are Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, James Bobin, Troy Miller and Stu Smiley; co-executive producer, Tracey Baird; consulting producer, Paul Simms.

###

About HBO

Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., providing two 24-hour pay television services � HBO and Cinemax � to over 40 million U.S. subscribers. The services offer the most popular subscription video on demand products, HBO On Demand and Cinemax On Demand, as well as multiplex channels and HD feeds. Internationally the subscription video on demand products HBO On Demand and HBO Mobile, along with branded joint ventures, bring HBO services to over 50 countries. HBO programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.

About Funny or Die

Funny or Die (www.funnyordie.com) is an award-winning website that has become one of the top destinations for comedy on the web. Over the past three months, the site has averaged over 6 million unique visitors per month, and over 100 million video streams per month. With hundreds of exclusive celebrity videos and a steady stream of huge viral hits, Funny or Die has become the "place to be seen" for comedic celebrities, and the obvious destination for a daily comedy fix. Funny or Die's founders are Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy. Judd Apatow is one of the site's principal partners.





  [december 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS (HBO)





[02/09/16 - 10:30 AM]
Super Bowl MVP Von Miller of the Denver Broncos to Visit CBS's "The Late Late Show with James Corden," Tuesday, Feb. 9
Miller is the fourth linebacker in Super Bowl history to take home the MVP honors.

[02/09/16 - 10:05 AM]
Bryan Fuller Set as Co-Creator and Showrunner of the New "Star Trek" Television Series
As previously announced, the new series, produced by CBS Television Studios, will launch with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network in early 2017.

[02/09/16 - 09:34 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Beats "Dr. Phil" and "Ellen" to Rank as the Week's No. 1 Syndie Talker in Women 25-54
Disney/ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of January 25-29.

[02/09/16 - 09:31 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "The X-Files" Hold Off Surging Competition
ABC and CBS both see week-to-week gains among adults 18-49.

[02/09/16 - 09:30 AM]
Anthony Anderson, Molly Ringwald, Ellen Pompeo, Gabourey Sidibe, Vanessa Williams and Ludacris Join Season 4 of Disney Junior's "Doc McStuffins"
The new season will find Doc and her toy friends magically transported to a make-believe town, made up entirely of toys, where Doc serves as chief resident of the Toy Hospital.

[02/09/16 - 09:27 AM]
FS1 Offers Extensive Live Coverage of the FIFA Presidential Election
"This is an important news story with international repercussions, and as the primary home for televised soccer in the U.S., it's our duty to cover it, and cover it well," said David Nathanson.

[02/09/16 - 08:45 AM]
"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" Kicks Off Its Third Season Feb. 14, Exclusively on HBO
The show has already been renewed for a fourth season, scheduled for 2017.

[02/09/16 - 08:34 AM]
Science Channel Delivers Highest Rated Month Ever in Prime Time Among Key Demos and Viewership in January
Science Channel spins the numbers for the month of January.

[02/09/16 - 08:34 AM]
"The Bachelor" Stands as Monday's No. 1 Series in Adults 18-34 and Key Women for the 6th Week Running
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, February 8.

[02/09/16 - 08:25 AM]
"Biggest Loser" and "Telenovela" Grow Week to Week in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, February 8.

[02/09/16 - 08:01 AM]
"When Calls the Heart" Season Three Premieres Sunday, February 21
In season three, Elizabeth (Erin Krakow) puts down roots in Hope Valley after spending extended time in Hamilton with her family.

[02/09/16 - 06:42 AM]
"2 Broke Girls" Returns to Thursday on Feb. 18
The fifth-year comedy, which has been leading off CBS Wednesdays since January 6, will replace "Angel from Hell" in the Thursday 9:30 PM time period.

[02/09/16 - 06:30 AM]
Four Artists to Salute MusiCares Person of the Year Lionel Richie on "The 58th Grammy(R) Awards," Feb. 15
Luke Bryan, John Legend, Demi Lovato and Meghan Trainor will take audiences on a musical journey through the 2016 MusiCares(R) Person of the Year's songbook.

[02/09/16 - 06:04 AM]
Multi-Golden Globe Award-Winning Amazon Original Series "Mozart in the Jungle" Renewed for Third Season
The series will begin production later this year and will continue the story of the talented musicians who perform and live with passion under the baton of its spirited conductor, best known simply as Rodrigo.

[02/08/16 - 03:42 PM]
"Lopez" Premieres March 30th on TV Land
The cable channel also releases the show's key art and logo.