Facebook R&B crooner Mario has been relatively quiet on the music front for…
- Posted on Dec 11th 2009 11:30AM by Dan Reilly
"We've noticed the less we say about the future of the show, the more people want to talk about it, so in an effort to reverse this trend we are today announcing that we won't be returning for a 3rd season," the trio wrote. "We're very proud of the two seasons we made and we like the way the show ended. We'd like to thank everyone who helped make the show and also everyone who watched it. While the characters Bret and Jemaine will no longer be around, the real Bret and Jemaine will continue to exist."
After rising to popularity in New Zealand and the UK, the duo's TV series premiered in the US on HBO in June 2007. Centered around hilarious songs such as 'Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros,' 'Leggy Blonde' and 'Sugalumps,' the show followed the duo's misguided search for success and love in New York, aided by their inept manager Murray, played by Rhys Darby, and their lustily obsessive fan Mel, played by Kristen Schaal. The second season, which was delayed because the band had exhausted most of its catalog, ended in March 2009.
The show featured many cameos by well-known musicians including Kate Pierson of the B-52s, Daryl Hall and Art Garfunkel, who played himself. During the show's run, the duo released two albums on Sub Pop, a self-titled disc in 2008 and 'I Told You I Was Freaky' this past October.