Megan Mullally will 'Party Down' with Starz

meganmullally_290.jpgStarz has found a replacement for Jane Lynch in "Party Down" in the form of Emmy winner Megan Mullally.

The former "Will & Grace" star, who starred in ABC's short-lived "In the Motherhood" last season, will play a newly single mother and budding stage parent on the show. "Party Down" begins filming its second season in a couple of weeks and will return to Starz in April.

"I'm so excited to be joining 'Party Down,' one of my favorite TV shows," Mullally says. "I'm a big fan of the series and really thrilled to have an opportunity to work with such a terrific cast and talented group of writers."

Mullally will play a character named Lydia Dunfree, who's fleeing a bad marriage and small-town life with her 13-year-old daughter, would-be actress Escapade. She takes a job with the, ahem, pros at Party Down Catering to help make ends meet while attempting to network for her daughter and find a new man for herself.

She takes over for Lynch, who was a regular on the series last season but whose commitment to FOX's "Glee" prevents her from being a regular on another show.

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