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EXCLUSIVE: 'Party Down' Creator Rob Thomas Reveals Details on New Projects

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 25th 2010 11:36AM
Rob ThomasFans of cult hits everywhere, pay attention: Rob Thomas, John Enbom and Dan Etheridge, the guys behind 'Party Down' and 'Veronica Mars,' have scored a put pilot order from NBC.

Thomas told TV Squad that the new series, 'Temp,' has been in the works since the trio learned that 'Party Down' would not be getting a third season. It'll feature a group of main characters doing different jobs every week.

"The show is similar to 'Party Down' in the sense that there's a new job each week, but unlike 'Party Down,' we actually see the home life of our main characters," Thomas said. "It has more of a 'Mary Tyler Moore' home life/work life dynamic, except the job changes from week to week."

According to Variety, NBC has given them a put pilot order, meaning if the pilot does not go to air, the network has to pay penalty fees. Warner Bros. TV is the studio backing the pilot. Thomas and Enbom will write the script for the with Thomas, Enbom, Etheridge and Jennifer Gwartz and Danielle Stokdyk as executive producers.

It's still too early to tell if any 'Party Down' or 'Veronica Mars' actors will be part of the new series.

'Temp' isn't the only project Thomas has on his plate. He's currently working on an outline for a show at Showtime.

"Right now it's simply 'Untitled Rob Thomas Spy Show,'" he said. "It's set in the world of corporate espionage. It's dark, so I have projects on the far ends of the spectrum between this and 'Temp.' We've been waiting for David Nevins to take over at Showtime, but he's there now, and we had a terrific creative meeting last week. I feel good about the direction it's heading in."

Tell us: Does this news make up for Starz canceling 'Party Down'?

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I hope he actually has a ratings hit this time around.

August 26 2010 at 5:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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