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Co-Creator Rob Thomas, Famous Fans React to 'Party Down' Cancellation

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 1st 2010 11:00AM
Party DownThe party may have just ended, but that hasn't stopped fans from speaking out and lamenting the loss of 'Party Down.'

While it may not have had huge ratings, those that did tune in for 'Party Down' were loyal and the series creators and stars knew that.

"We wish we were making more episodes," series co-creator Rob Thomas wrote in an e-mail to TV Squad. "We had a great time doing the show, and we were very proud of it. I've never seen a cast as eager to work on something as I did with 'Party Down.' You hear the phrase, 'labor of love' thrown around all the time in this business, but if you knew how far everyone involved was working below their rates, you'd understand that 'Party Down' is one place 'labor of love' was truly applicable."

Thomas is no stranger to cult-hits though, he also created 'Veronica Mars.' Check out what other famous fans had to say via Twitter about the loss of this comedy gem.

"The fact that Starz just canceled PARTY DOWN makes me want to blow up my TV, followed by the entire state of California," acclaimed author Chuck Klosterman.

"RIP #partydown. Working with that cast and crew has been one of the great joys of my life. I was sick of Ken Marino anyway," Adam Scott, one of the stars of 'Party Down.'

"Here's to #partydown one of the funniest shows on TV. Let's get some hollywood dummy to give them $ to make a movie spin off," Paul Scheer.

The fact that #partydown got cancelled saddens my soul. First the oil spill, now this?!?! :(," Blink-182's Mark Hoppus.

"C'mon, Starz. I paid for you, dammit! #PartyDown, I will miss you," '30 Rock' writer Kay Cannon.

"Thank you all for the support. These things happen and I'm honored to be a part of another fine piece of contemporary digital... art. #PDRIP," Martin Starr, one of the stars of 'Party Down.'

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I'm gonna miss this show SO much. I don't have Starz, but luckily Netflix allowed me to enjoy this show, easily one of the best written comedies on TV right now. But I guess you can't expect anything less from Rob Thomas. The silver lining to all this is seeing whatever he creates next.

RIP Party Down. I'll never forget the Steve Gutenberg episode lol

July 03 2010 at 9:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Good show. I'll miss watching it on our Roku next year. Season 2 was really, really good.

July 02 2010 at 2:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Are you f*%#ing kidding me?!!! Party Down is one of the funniest shows ever, in the ranks with Arrested Development and The Larry Sanders Show! Truly remarkable, perfectly cast, and brillianty written. Any show that holds up a mirror to the Hollywood establishment and revels in all of its ugliness must be permitted to go on!
OK, time for another network to pick this show up and keep it alive. There are so few truly funny shows on TV these days. Please keep it alive! Spread the word, Party Faithful!

July 02 2010 at 1:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What a freaking bummer. This show had so much potential and what had already been made was brilliant.

Unreal that they canceled this. Sorry it didn't set records in the first two years starz. Maybe its the fact that no one knows your worthless network and its not the shows fault.

Party Down was fantastic, Starz sucks, I sure hope they get picked up somewhere else.

July 01 2010 at 4:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If someone can do a better SAVE PARTY DOWN with video etc. PLEASE do this.

This is a crime against humanity! We NEED humor in these dark times!

July 01 2010 at 2:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Here is a facebook page to SAVE PARTY DOWN~~~!!!

PLEASE join and link and pass this on.

The cast is incredibly funny. Kaplan (fromCloverfield and Mean Girls) is the hottest babe on tv.

Join here:


July 01 2010 at 2:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Matthew Stout

It's a sad day with Party Down being cancelled. It was a great show with great guest stars and ensemble cast that the writers always found a way to keep involved, even despite its short episode running time of 25 minutes. With all the crap that's out there it's too bad to see something so well done get axed.

July 01 2010 at 1:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This is very sad news indeed. Party Down is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. The programming execs at Starz need to take complete responsibility for the show's lukewarm ratings. The promotion of the show was non-existent on any channel other than Starz until DTV's free channel 101 ran the FINAL EPISODE of the season a couple of weeks back. How idiotic is that? They missed a prime opportunity to sign up new subscribers to Starz. On top of that, a Friday night 10 p.m. time slot is a death sentence for a show that obviously caters to 17+ audience. Rob Thomas, please shop the show around to stations willing to promote it properly and give it a decent day & time slot. If given the right opportunity, it will be the break out hit it deserves to be.

July 01 2010 at 1:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ben Watson

Yes, I am sad. This one will go down with Extras and Freaks and Geeks as short but perfect. I was able to watch it on Netflix instant play. Both seasons were available on Netflix the day after each aired on Starz. I wonder if those numbers came into account because we watched each episode more than once a week cause we were showing our friends.

July 01 2010 at 1:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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