'Party Down' parties on at Starz
The indifferent group of would-be actors/waiters on "Party Down" will get to keep their dead-end jobs for another season.
Starz has ordered a second season of its comedy series about a group of cater-waiters in Los Angeles, most of whom aspire to greater things but can't quite get there. The show, co-created by "Veronica Mars" veterans John Enbom, Rob Thomas and Dan Etheridge, along with actor Paul Rudd, ends its first season in a couple of weeks.
The cable channel says most of the cast -- Ken Marino, Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan, Ryan Hansen and Martin Starr -- will be back, although the press release announcing the pickup makes no mention of Jane Lynch, who's been a regular this season. Lynch recently was upped to cast regular status on FOX's "Glee," which airs its pilot May 19 and will be on the network's fall schedule.
"Making this show, with this amazing cast, and with the incredible freedom and support we get from Starz, has been a dream experience," Enbom says. "We couldn't be more excited to get back to work on season two."
"Party Down" is part of a fairly aggressive push the formerly all-movie channel is making into original programming. Along with "Party Down's" Friday companion, "Head Case," Starz also has "Crash," which was recently picked up for a second season, and is working on a "300"-esque take on the "Spartacus" story.