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'm home with a sick son today, and while channel surfing, came upon the Game Show network and Match Game was on. Of course, I had to stop to hear the bass solo and twangy 70's guitar. Marcia was one of the panelists, so I left it on.