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Adam Scott: 'Party Down' Movie Has a Production Company, Waiting for Starz

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 15th 2011 1:15PM
Party DownLow-rated, cult-hit series gets canceled. Said series becomes more popular after cancellation. Creators and cast fuel reunion movie rumors for months, years even. Sound familiar? It's been the case of 'Arrested Development' (canceled in 2006), 'Veronica Mars' (canceled in 2007) and 'Party Down' (canceled in 2010). However, it looks like the 'Party Down' movie could actually get made first.

Adam Scott, star of the dearly departed 'Party Down,' went on Marc Maron's WTF Podcast and spilled some beans on the status of the film.

"There's a company that is interested in it and they said they want to do it, it's just a matter of getting Starz to completely sign off on it," Scott said. "I think they're going to. They've been pretty cool about it."

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'Party Down' Reunion: Watch the Awesome 'Childrens Hospital' Clip (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 26th 2011 11:36AM
Party DownThank you, TV gods. Well, really, thank you Rob Corddry and 'Children's Hospital' for giving us this very brief, but still awesome, 'Party Down' reunion.

In the brief clip -- thanks to our buds at Vulture for bringing it to our attention -- the gang is back together to cater a bar mitzvah at the hospital.

Ken Marino and Megan Mullally both play characters on 'Children's Hospital,' but reprise their 'Party Down' roles of Ron and Lydia.

Missing from the clip? Adam Scott's Henry. We can only hope that means he got the part he auditioned for at the end of Season 2 and is currently a successful actor.

Watch the clip below. RIP 'Party Down.'

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Will There Be a 'Party Down' Movie? Co-Creator is 'Hopeful'

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 28th 2011 4:30PM
Party Down CastA 'Party Down' movie has been talked about for months, but now series co-creator Rob Thomas is saying there are talks going on to reunite the cast on the big screen.

"People are talking to us about doing a Party Down movie, and we are pretty far down the deal-making process with that," Thomas said during the 'Party Down' marathon event at the Alamo Drafthouse.

"We're hopeful that there will be a 'Party Down' movie. Ideally, if it works out, we could be shooting in television hiatus time next spring," he said. "So hopefully that deal will close, and we'll all tweet about it when it does."

'Party Down' isn't the only Thomas creation with a long-rumored flick in the works. You all remember the saga known as the 'Veronica Mars' movie?

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Happy National Waiter & Waitress Day! A Salute to Our TV Favorites

by Chris Harnick, posted May 21st 2011 2:00PM
Party DownIf the world hasn't ended yet (fingers crossed!), we should all take our final minutes to celebrate National Waiters and Waitresses Day.

Besides leaving an extra-large tip when you finish eating at your favorite establishment, what better way to honor those who serve our food than to fondly remember some of TV's beloved waiters and waitresses?

Whether they're sardonic caterers or a friendly neighborhood fixture, TV has given us some great food servicemen and women.

We've highlighted some of our favorites -- certainly not all of the best out there -- as our virtual thanks to the men and women who make our dining out experiences grand.

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The Show Girl Talks Snooki, 'The Bachelor' & the Future of 'Party Down' (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jan 7th 2011 10:00AM
'Party Down''Jersey Shore''s Snooki, tame? Well at least her new 'do is -- the previously poufed star gave me tips on how to heighten my hair. And she admits there's still one celeb she hasn't met that she thinks would fit right in with her and the rest of the guidettes and guidos of the show.

I also give Brad Womack a warm 'Bachelor'-style welcome. He does like to be hit, right? If once just wasn't enough for you fans, don't miss our slap-happy montage. Brad also admits he loves a show that brutally skewers him each week because, yes, he really can take a punch.

Then I catch up with 'Party Down' alum Ryan Hansen. We were on the set of his upcoming NBC show 'Friends With Benefits,' but I couldn't help but ask about the future of my favorite TV caterers. Any plans for them to reunite soon? See what he spilled.

Got TV questions? Email me at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com or tweet me @TheTVShowGirl and I just might get you answers on the show.

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The Best TV of 2010: The Top 10 Roster

by Maureen Ryan, posted Dec 2nd 2010 2:30PM
Narrowing down my yearly Top 10 list to only ten individual TV shows proved very difficult this year. There was just too much good TV, and thank goodness for that. None of the new shows that the broadcast networks debuted this fall made the cut, but no matter, there was still plenty of good drama and comedy to choose from.

So much, in fact, that I decided expand my list a bit. There are, as you can see below, ten entries in my Best of 2010 list, but a couple of entries mention multiple shows. I've got a new job and new editors, so why not try a new way of approaching the Top 10 list, right? All I can say is, it would have melted my brain and hurt my heart to leave any of the shows below off my list.

By the way, in the next week or so, I'll post a long list of runners up -- more than two dozen scripted shows that didn't quite make the cut here but which were nevertheless pleasing, compelling or noteworthy during the past year.

Without further ado, here's my list of the best television shows of 2010:

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News Roundup: 'Party Down' Goes Digital, Casting News and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 13th 2010 6:30PM
Party DownUnfortunately, 'Party Down' is still dead, but it is getting a new digital life, just minus new episodes.

The critically-acclaimed yet ratings-challenged comedy about a catering company will be available for download on iTunes, Amazon and Xbox starting Aug. 24. Yes, soon you can relive the wonderful final season of one of the best comedies to grace TV screens in a long while. Episodes will have a suggested price of $1.99.

"It's the earliest we've ever gone out [for sale] with a show," Marc DeBevoise, senior vice president of digital media at Starz, told Vulture. "Our goal is to get out there as fast as possible to the rabid fans."

The show disappeared off Netflix's instant streaming service in what many thought was a wicked move by Starz, but it will return near the end of the year. Season 2 of 'Party Down' will be out on DVD Sept. 28. Could Starz be hoping to grow 'Party Down' into an even bigger cult-hit?

In other TV news ...

Mandy Moore will return to 'Grey's Anatomy.' The singer/actress' character, Mary, last seen in the season 6 finale, will check back into Seattle Grace in the sixth episode of season 7. [TV Guide]

'Friday Night Lights' star Michael B. Jordan will guest on NBC's 'Parenthood.' Jordan will play the new love interest of Haddie and is currently signed for two episodes, but he could make more appearances down the road. [TV Guide]

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'Party Down' ... I Wouldn't Dream of Doing Anything Else

by Dr. Ryan Vaughan, PhD (no, seriously), posted Jul 9th 2010 6:30PM
Party Down
"When I die, I want you to have a huge party and remember all the good times we had. No wake. No funeral. Just stuff me in the high-five position, set me in the corner and put on my Hot Summer Jams 2000 mix until the cops come!"

Everyone has said that -- or something like that -- at some point in their life, but how many times does it actually happen? Never ... until now.

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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.

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Starz Cancels 'Party Down,' 'Gravity'

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 30th 2010 2:10PM
Party DownThe party is officially over for 'Party Down.'

According to the Ausiello Files, Starz has pulled the plug on the critically acclaimed but low-rated sophomore comedy series, about a bunch of Hollywood wannabes who work as waiters.

The show, from creators John Enbom, Rob Thomas, Dan Etheridge and Paul Rudd, featured a wide range of talented actors, including Adam Scott, Megan Mullally and Jane Lynch, who left the show after season 1 due to her commitment to 'Glee.'

Meanwhile, Starz has also canceled 'Gravity,' a dramedy about a group of suicide survivors.

"We're grateful to everyone involved in the shows, and are proud to have had them on the channel. Starz remains committed to aggressively expanding our original programming lineup," Stephan Shelanski, executive vice president of programming for Starz Entertainment, said in a statement.

Both 'Party Down' and 'Gravity' struggled in the ratings this season -- 'Gravity' in particular, which drew an audience of just 123,000 for its debut episode in April.

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

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'Glee' Star Jane Lynch Returns to 'Party Down' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 27th 2010 9:40PM
'Glee' Star Jane Lynch Returns to 'Party Down'It's the season finale of 'Party Down' (Fri., 10PM ET on Starz). Jane Lynch returns to the show as Constance Carmell -- everyone's favorite failed actress and crazed drunk-dialer.

[Spoiler alert.]

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Could Tonight be the Series Finale of 'Party Down'?

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 25th 2010 6:00PM
Jane Lynch in Party Down
'Party Down' has been the little show that could for two years, but this might be the end of the line.

Don't get me wrong, I love the series, but it seems that it's just me and about 200,000 other people who regularly tune in for the smart little comedy.

Tonight, Fri., June 25 at 10PM on Starz, Jane Lynch returns to the show for the second season finale and possibly series finale. Why is a show with so much praise staring cancellation in the face? Well, a few reasons.

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Doing Cocaine on 'Party Down' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 13th 2010 8:40PM
Doing Cocaine on 'Party Down'On the latest episode of 'Party Down' (Fri., 10PM ET on Starz), the gang caters a big-deal Hollywood party. But will the group be able to handle the bright lights and the fame?

[Spoiler alert.]

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Clickable This Week: Unaired 'Big Bang Theory' Pilot, 'Glee' Medley and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 12th 2010 2:00PM
Big Bang TheoryIt's hard to keep up with everything on the Internet, trust me, I know. In an effort to simplify your lives, we're presenting you with the best Web finds of the week all in one convenient place: this post!

This week in fun Internet finds: Countess LuAnn gets mocked by interns on a morning show, the unaired 'Big Bang Theory' pilot, Snoop Dogg goes to a galaxy far, far away and more.

Believe it or not, Kaley Cuoco wasn't always the girl-next-door on 'The Big Bang Theory.' In an unaired pilot, Amanda Walsh played the role of Katie. Walsh has done a handful of guest star roles from 'Veronica Mars' to 'October Road.' Watch the original pilot here.

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'Party Down' DVD Giveaway

by Alicia Roda, posted Jun 1st 2010 12:00PM

From the comedic mind of Paul Rudd and 'Veronica Mars' creator Rob Thomas comes 'Party Down,' a cult hit show on Starz starring Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Lizzy Caplan, Megan Mullally and Jane Lynch. The witty, eccentric comedy surrounds six Hollywood wannabes working as caterers while their careers struggle to take off.

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