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Starz Puts a Revival of Cult Comedy ‘Party Down’ in Development

Six New Episodes in the Planning Stages

Starz has put into development a six-episode revival of late night comedy “Party Down”, with the original producing team confirmed and much of the cast likely to return. The series, which originally aired in 2009 and 2010, follows a group of caterers in Los Angeles as they hope to make it in Hollywood. Each episode of the comedy, which originally produced 20 episodes, took place at a different event the team is working, and they inevitably get too immersed in the lives of their guests.

It initially starred Ken Marino, Adam Scott, Jane Lynch, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen and Lizzy Caplan. In the second season, Megan Mullally joined the cast, while Lynch shifted to a guest starring role.

“Before the cast of ‘Party Down’ became well-known television and movie actors and award winners, they were all wearing the same pink bowties as part of a less than competent team of Los Angeles cater-waiters while chasing their dreams of stardom on the Starz series,” said Christina Davis, president of original programming, Starz. “Fans have been waiting more than 10 years for this revival to happen and we’re thrilled to be in development with Rob, Paul, Dan and John at the helm.”

The behind-the-scenes team of this new version of the show reunites original “Party Down” executive producers Thomas, John Enbom (who will serve as showrunner), Paul Rudd and Dan Etheridge. Karen Bailey, executive vice president of original programming at Starz, is overseeing the show on behalf of the network.