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)









[08/03/15 - 04:36 PM]
Vivica A. Fox, Romeo Miller and Debbi Morgan Lead Ensemble Cast in TV One's Original Holiday Movies
"Royal Family Thanksgiving" and "Royal Family Christmas" are both on tap for the holiday season.

[08/03/15 - 02:29 PM]
FOX Sports Announces CONCACAF Champions League Schedule
In all, 16 CONCACAF Champions League games are televised live across FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Soccer Plus from August to October.

[08/03/15 - 02:25 PM]
"Save My Life: Boston Trauma" Is Up by Double Digits to Series Highs Among Key Women
ABC News spins the numbers for Sunday, August 2.

[08/03/15 - 02:24 PM]
"Boston EMS" Grows Over Its Week-Ago Premiere in Total Viewers
ABC News spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/03/15 - 02:17 PM]
Jon Stewart Enters Final Week of Hosting "The Daily Show" - Final Show to Air as Super-Sized Episode on Aug. 6 at 11 p.m.
Guests scheduled to appear this week include Amy Schumer, Denis Leary and Louis C.K.

[08/03/15 - 01:04 PM]
FX Networks Acquires Latest Box Office #1 Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
In addition, FX Networks has acquired the hit comedy Trainwreck, which has grossed nearly $80 million domestically, Spy, Pixels and Paper Towns.

[08/03/15 - 01:00 PM]
Science Channel Moves Up the Men 25-54 Ranker in July
Science Channel further spins the numbers for the month of July.

[08/03/15 - 12:58 PM]
ESPN to Televise Three Prime-Time Pittsburgh Pirates Games from PNC Park This Week
ESPN will televise three prime-time Pittsburgh Pirates games from PNC Park this week, beginning with Monday Night Baseball presented by USAA - Chicago Cubs at Pirates - tonight at 7:00/6:00c.

[08/03/15 - 12:31 PM]
ESPN's Presentation of the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony
Host Trey Wingo will anchor coverage on ESPN (and WatchESPN) from Canton, Ohio, with NFL analyst Tom Jackson, senior NFL Insider Chris Mortensen and national correspondent Sal Paolantonio.

[08/03/15 - 12:30 PM]
Emmy and Golden Globe Award Winner Jane Lynch Hosts "CBS Fall Preview," A Special Presenting a "First Look" at the Network's New Fall Series, To Be Broadcast Monday, Sept. 7
In addition, the special will be available on demand across multiple platforms through September 30.

[08/03/15 - 11:27 AM]
Hannah Storm Interviews Sports Newsmakers in "Face to Face" Special Thursday
The guests represent all levels of athletic achievement, from amateur to collegiate sports and the Olympic Games to the professional spotlight of the NFL, NBA and MLB.

[08/03/15 - 11:09 AM]
"Under the Dome" Is the Week's Top Program in Live +7-Day Viewer Lift
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of July 13-19.

[08/03/15 - 10:16 AM]
Bravo Media Will Keep Calm and Carry on with "Ladies of London" Season Two Premiering September 7th at 10:00PM ET/PT
This season brings an extra whimsical dose of fun from new cast member and Danish Baroness, Caroline Fleming.

[08/03/15 - 10:10 AM]
ABC Family's "Baby Daddy" Hits 1 1/2 Year High in Total Viewers and Near 7 Month Highs and Across Key 18-34, 18-49 and 12-34 Demos
ABC Family further spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 29.

[08/03/15 - 10:08 AM]
"College GameDay" Season to Open from Sundance Square on September 5
The weekly three-hour Emmy Award-winning show (Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon ET) will open September 5 in advance of the annual neutral-site matchup from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.