‘Party Down’ Revival May Actually Happen This Time

Back when this site first started, I wrote so many damn articles about a possible revival of the Starz series, Party Down. I loved that show so so so much, and wanted it to be brought back. But then I remember that the series finale in 2010 scored a dismal rating, something like 0.0, and thinking it could NEVER happen. For what benefit? Well, it seems Starz has caved in to the most niche of fanbases, because Party Down may be returning for real this time.

THR reports that a Party Down revival is in early development, and it will run for just six episodes with “much of the cast likely to return.”

That last part is key, because Party Down had the bomb cast, led by Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Jane Lynch, Lizzy Caplan, Martin Starr, and Ryan Hansen. They played struggling Los Angeles caterers dealing with bad relationships, a crappy job, and annoying clientele. Megan Mulally and Jennifer Coolidge also became regulars. This being a co-creation of Veronica Mars‘ Rob Thomas, the show featured guest appearances by Kristen Bell, along with JK Simmons, Ken Jeong, and more.

Paul Rudd, who also helped create Party Down, will return, joined by original showrunner John Enbom.

Look, I love this news. However, I’m not getting my hopes up until there’s set footage and a release date. Been burned too many times.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.