“What I loved most about Party Down was how sad we were allowed to make it, and we didn’t have to redeem these characters at the end of every episode. We didn’t even have to redeem them at the end of the season… on cable you’re allowed to take it to a sad, dark place.”—Lizzy Caplan on Speakeasy with Paul F. Tompkins (x)
Starz comedy cult fave “Party Down” has found a rerun home on Esquire Network.
Skein, toplined by Adam Scott and Ken Marino, saw two seasons on Starz before ending its run in 2010. Halfhour comedy centered on an Angeleno catering company and was created by John Enbom, Dan Etheridge, Rob Thomas and Paul Rudd.
” ‘Party Down,’ with its smart and irreverent brand of humor, is a perfect fit for Esquire Network’s new lineup,” said Matt Monos, senior veep of program planning and acquisitions at Esquire. “The series was acclaimed by critics and viewers alike when it premiered on Starz in 2009 and 2010, and we are pleased to introduced the revered comedy to an entirely new fan base.”
Starz will retain select on-demand and online rights for the show during the license period with Esquire. (x)
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG. Hold onto your butts! Get ready to be catapulted into your weekend flying on the projectile wings of the news about a possible Downton Abbey prequel from Julian Fellowes you guyyyyeeeesss! Take a deep breath! Sit down! Spit out your gum! From The Daily Mail:
‘I do have an idea of doing a prequel of the courtship between Robert and Cora,’ he said at the Bafta Screenwriting Lecture.
‘It is a fascinating time when the Buccaneers were coming to England and marrying [aristocrats].
While appearing on this week’s episode of Comedy Bang Bang, Mullally let slip a bit of information about the much-rumored ‘Party Down’ film. She stressed that nothing is official but they’re hoping for “next hiatus [spring or summer]” for production.
She went on to say that this hinges on them finishing the script and having it approved as well. More significantly though, after host Scott Aukerman followed up, Mullally said that she thinks the film is financed, “pending script approval.”
The ‘Children’s Hospital’ actor also went as far as to say that there would be, “some sort of mayhem” if the film doesn’t happen, as the cast is that enthusiastic about making it.