HBO Renews Conchords and Entourage

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HBO has picked up quirky musical-comedy series “Flight of the Conchords” for a second season. The pay channel has ordered an undisclosed number of episodes of the halfhour series that stars deadpan New Zealanders Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie.

HBO has also picked up a fifth season of Hollywood-set comedy “Entourage.” Both shows will return in 2008, likely airing back-to-back, as they currently do. It’s unclear if “Entourage” will again have a supersized season, as it did this year.

The news follows word earlier this week that another summer bet, David Milch surfer-drama “John from Cincinatti,” won’t be picked up for a second season.

“Entourage is the second-longest-running show currently on HBO. The network also recently picked up a third season of polygamy drama “Big Love” and in September is set to bring back a sixth season of its longest-running primetime series, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” as well as premiere relationship series “Tell Me You Love Me.”

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