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‘Party Down’ restricted series being developed at Starz

A restricted series follow-up to “Party Down” is being developed at Starz.

The network declared that it is “reviving the party” with the advancement of this forthcoming six-part “Party Down” restricted series. The use of “reviving” infers that the original cast will be returning. Be that as it may, as of now no official cast declarations have been made.

“At the end of 2019, the ‘Party Down’ cast and producers were all reunited at a retrospective for the show hosted by Vulture. We had such a good time that we wanted to find a way to get the team back together again,” said executive producer Rob Thomas. “The cast is so busy these days that finding a window where we can do it may require trigonometry, but we’re determined to make it happen.”

“Party Down” follows a Los Angeles catering team who are generally Hollywood wannabes stuck working for tips — sometimes, yet at times (OK, more often than not) they simply take the ensured 20% — while they wait and hope for their big breaks. Every episode of the comedy occurred at an alternate event the team is working, and they unavoidably get too submerged in the lives of their visitors.

The original series ran on Starz for two seasons somewhere in the range of 2009 and 2010. It at first featured Ken Marino, Adam Scott, Jane Lynch, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen and Lizzy Caplan. In the second season, Megan Mullally joined the cast, while Lynch moved to a guest-starring role.

“Before the cast of ‘Party Down’ became well-known television and movie actors and award winners, they were all wearing the same pink bowties as part of a less than competent team of Los Angeles cater-waiters while chasing their dreams of stardom on the Starz series,” said Christina Davis, president of original programming, Starz. “Fans have been waiting more than 10 years for this revival to happen and we’re thrilled to be in development with Rob, Paul, Dan and John at the helm.”

The behind-the-scenes team of this new version of the show reunites original “Party Down” executive producers Thomas, John Enbom (who will serve as showrunner), Paul Rudd and Dan Etheridge. Karen Bailey, executive vice president of original programming at Starz, is supervising the show for the network.

The restricted series will be produced by Lionsgate Television.

“Party Down” presently joins a developing list of fan-favorite series that are seeing new versions. Over on Peacock, “Saved by the Bell” and “Punky Brewster” both got the continuation series treatment, with individuals from the original casts showing up close by new series regulars, while Showtime flaunts an upcoming limited series version of “Dexter,” for example.

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