In today’s so-called new golden age of television, no series is ever truly dead. However, you would think a show would need to have been popular, or have a die-hard following, to get revived. Well, that notion gets thrown out the window with the return of Party Down, the little-watched Starz comedy that returns for a third season next year.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED Party Down when it was on. I watched every hilarious episode about those pitiful wannabe actors forced to work as caterers to the Hollywood elite. The circle of folks like me was extremely small, though, and attempts to launch a movie went nowhere. Just no support for it.
But here we are with an official third season. Adam Scott is back as Henry Pollard, who after ten years is back and catering again, joined by fellow returning stars Martin Starr, Ken Marino, Jane Lynch, Ryan Hansen, and Megan Mullally. New to the cast are Jennnifer Garner, Zoe Chao, and Tyrel Jackson Williams, with James Marsden as a recurring guest. So a lot of funny people here, sure to serve up plenty of laughs.
Party Down co-creators Rob Thomas, Paul Rudd, John Embom, and Dan Etheridge are back as exec-producers, with Enbom also acting as showrunner. Look for the series to hit stars on February 24th 2023, which also happens to be my birthday. For all of my doubts about this, could it be the gift I was hoping for?