Party Down Revival ordered from Starz: who’s coming back?


Party Down officially returns to Starz.

The premium cable company today announced an official revival of the cult hit comedy rebirth.

Six new episodes have been commissioned and the project will be produced by Party Down alumni Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars, iZombie) with John Enbom (iZombie, Benched), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man, Ghostbusters: Afterlife), Dan Etheridge (Veronica Mars, iZombie) and Adam Scott (Big Little Lies).

Enbom will also serve as the showrunner.

In addition to serving as executive producer, Scott will also return to reprise his role with original cast members Ken Marino (Veronica Mars, Role Models), Jane Lynch (Glee, Criminal Minds), Martin Starr (Knocked Up, Silicon Valley ” , Ryan Hansen (Bless This Mess, Veronica Mars) and Megan Mullally (Will & Grace).

Lizzy Caplan is not returning for the project due to other commitments.

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The star was cast earlier today in Hulu’s FX series Fleishman Is In Trouble, and also landed the lead role in the Paramount + Fatal Attraction series earlier this week.

“After more than 10 years, we are delighted that the actors, many of whom are now hugely popular award-winning stars, are returning to don their pink bow ties and return to the party,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO of STARZ .

“The fan demand for a cover of ‘Party Down’ is clear and we look forward to what Rob, Paul, John, Dan and now Adam will do as they bring this special project and these hilarious characters back to life.”

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The series follows a Los Angeles catering team – a sextet of aspiring Hollywoodians stuck working for tips while hoping for their big break.

With each episode of this half-hour-long comedy, the hapless catering team is working on a new event – and inevitably finds themselves embroiled in the colorful guests and their absurd lives.

The original series bowed in 2009 and the series ended in 2010 after two seasons.

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While it never reached a mass audience, it garnered rave reviews, making it perfect for a reboot.

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Paul Dailly is the associate editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.