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Meet The Supercool Cast of PARTY DOWN, The New Starz Series From Paul Rudd And The Creator Of VERONICA MARS!!

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“Veronica Mars” vets Ken Marino (Vinnie Van Lowe) and Ryan Hansen (Dick Casablancas) reunite with “Mars” mastermind Rob Thomas! Plus Paul Rudd recruits fellow Apatow vets Lizzy Caplan, Martin Starr, Adam Scott and Jane Lynch! It's coming in March, coincidentally the same month Thomas relaunches "Cupid" on ABC. Look! Press release!
STARZ ENTERTAINMENT CATERS TO HOLLYWOOD WITH START OF PRODUCTION ON “PARTY DOWN” Ken Marino, Adam Scott, Jane Lynch, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen and Lizzy Caplan Hired To “Serve” Tinseltown In New Original Series Englewood, Colo. – December 17, 2008 – A cast of some of the brightest young acting talent has begun to “Party Down,” and the Hollywood catering business will never be the same. Production has started in Los Angeles on “Party Down,” the new original series from Starz Entertainment, in association with its television production sibling Starz Media. This is the first series Starz Media is producing for Starz. “Party Down” follows a Los Angeles catering team – a sextet of Hollywood wannabes stuck working for tips while hoping for their “big break.” Each episode of this half-hour comedy finds the hapless catering team working a new event - - and inevitably getting tangled up with the colorful guests and their absurd lives. Starz has tapped Ken Marino (“Veronica Mars,” Role Models), Adam Scott (“Tell Me You Love Me,” Step Brothers), Jane Lynch (Role Models, The 40 Year Old Virgin), Martin Starr (Knocked Up, “Freaks and Geeks), Ryan Hansen (“Veronica Mars,” Friday the 13th 2009) and Lizzy Caplan (“True Blood,” Cloverfield) to star in the project from creator Rob Thomas (“Veronica Mars,” “Cupid”). The show will air in March as a companion to the returning comedy series “Head Case,” starring Alexandra Wentworth. The series is created and executive produced by Rob Thomas, along with John Enbom, Paul Rudd and Dan Etheridge. Enbom also serves as show runner. Co-executive producers are Jennifer Gwartz and Danielle Stokdyk. Jennifer Dugan will produce the series. William J. Hamm, executive vice president, originals productions, Starz Media, will oversee production. “’Party Down’ is going to be a terrific addition to our originals lineup and we’re pleased to have it as our first in-house collaboration with Starz Media,” said Stephan Shelanski , executive vice president programming, Starz Entertainment. “You can’t ask for anything better than to have the powerhouse team of Rob Thomas and Paul Rudd (Role Models, Knocked Up) attached as executive producers, as well as a highly talented cast.” “Party Down” is the latest addition to Starz’ original programming lineup. The channel’s first dramatic series, “Crash,” a co-production with Lionsgate, premiered October 17. Starz also features “Starz Inside,” a series featuring original specials examining people, trends and culture in movie entertainment hosted by film critic Richard Roeper. Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 17.4 million and 31.6 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play. Starz Entertainment ( is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Entertainment Group, a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.

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  • Dec. 17, 2008, 9:51 p.m. CST

    hope its better than that pos crash

    by bacci40

    which is unwatchable...guess cable is slowly giving up on movies and moving towards doing what broadcast is about to cease doing...creating original programing....and that is the impact of the internets for ya...2 items of note...cable tv is forcing studios to pull certain movies from netflicks and itunes and there will be no sag strike...

  • Dec. 17, 2008, 10:15 p.m. CST

    It's better than Entourage already...

    by Pennsy

    Pedigree, you see.

  • Dec. 17, 2008, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Wow Thomas is busy...

    by jccalhoun

    So he's got this, Cupid, and Good Behavior all coming up. He's a busy guy. If any of these are as good as Veronica Mars then I'm on board.

  • Dec. 17, 2008, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Just when these actors thought they didn't have to work

    by Amy Chasing

    in hospitality again, they get an acting gig portraying the hospitality industry. Funny no?

  • Dec. 17, 2008, 11:53 p.m. CST

    is your grandpa SUPERCOOL?

    by Quin the Eskimo

    best line ever

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 1 a.m. CST

    Thomas should be focusing on...

    by TOASTERslayer

    The Veronica Mars movie. Ok, he really shouldn't be since he actually wants a successful career and everything, but I still WANT him to be focusing on that.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Is Paul Rudd the guy who alway shows a clip of...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...Mac & Me when he is at Conan?

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 3:32 a.m. CST

    But is Thomas writing?...

    by DanielKurland

    I'm glad he's remaining so busy, and the cast for this sounds great, but one of my main interests in VM was due to his story plotting and writing.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Vinnie van Lowe!

    by Xiphos_2

    That's who Rob Thomas should concentrate on.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Lizzy Caplan

    by yodalovesyou

    Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum etc.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Lizzy Caplan?

    by photoboy

    I'll be watching then.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Don't get Starz

    by The McPoyle Clan

    so this is already a non-starter for me. Has anybody bothered to compare VM's ratings with whatever dreck replaced it?

  • Hat tio: CinemaBlend, for When in Rome: <p> And this morning, via USA Today, Couples' Retreat:

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Hat tip, that meant to read..

    by Pennsy

    *le sigh at myself*

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 9:18 a.m. CST

    This actually sounds funny.

    by Christopher3

    Don't f it up.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Wonder Twin Powers Activate!

    by Hell's Cigarette

    If Rudd were starring in this I might be more excited, but with Enbom running it (along with a solid cast...especially Vinny and Dicky) it's definitely worth checking out.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 3:29 p.m. CST

    kitchen confidential

    by Mr_X

    FUCK YOU FOX! i though Kc was hilarious, but it got cancelled. thought VM was great and it got cancelled as well!. dont worry rob, i'll be watching! make it good son, make it good.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Ken Marino

    by Magnum Opus

    I'll watch this just for him. It's great to see so many from The State getting quality work again.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Is Lizzy Caplan the new Kristen Bell? Discuss

    by YackBacker

    Pennsy, what say you, my man?

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Will it be shot in Albuquerque too?

    by Chester_Desmond

    Just wanted to not the irony of the other Starz TV show "Crash" not being filmed in LA but in Albuquerque.