I think they originally planned to have just 10 episodes this season, but after Adult Swim bumped it to 16 they broke it into halves. (Or it sounds better to say it's one season of sixteen than to say it's one season of eight followed by another season of eight. Or it'll sell more DVDs. I can't seem to find the quote at the moment)
Whatever the situation, new episodes can't come soon enough.
I opted to skip it last night as I had NO interest in any of the acts. I watched Smackdown in stead. Yes, Smackdown. I was entertained, too. My FIANCEE even watched it with me, and the only unkind word she had was during the catfight: