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Canceled 'Party Down' TV Series May Find Life Again in Feature Film?

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June 29, 2011
Source: SlashFilm

Party Down

In television, no matter how great a series might be, lack of viewers will still bring the axe down it. Such was the fate of "Party Down" a hilarious comedy focusing on a six aspiring, writers, actors and generally lost souls as they work for a catering service in Los Angeles until their next big break comes in life. The hilarious series only lasted two seasons on the Starz cable channel, but series stars Adam Scott, Jane Lynch (later replaced by Megan Mullally), Lizzy Caplan, Martin Starr, Ken Marino and more brought some hearty laughs. Now it sounds like the canceled series may find new life in the form of a feature film.

At a recent Q&A after the Alamo Drafthouse hosted the Ultimate Party Down Marathon last weekend, series creator Rob Thomas revealed (via SlashFilm):

People are talking to us about doing a 'Party Down' movie. We are pretty far down the deal-making process with that, so we’re hopeful that there will be a 'Party Down' movie. Ideally, if it works out we could be shooting in television hiatus time next spring. Hopefully that deal will close, and we’ll all tweet about it when it does.

That sounds pretty damn great, and if they're really far enough down the deal-making process, hopefully Thomas isn't just blowing smoke up our asses. We've been hearing about an "Arrested Development" movie for awhile, and we all know how that's turned out so far. Even worse is that Thomas himself, the man behind "Veronica Mars" has been talking about a film for that canceled series for awhile too. Anyway, as a fan of "Party Down" I'm going to keep my hopes up, but my excitement in check until we hear that this is actually happening. But if it does, you can bet I'll be buying a ticket.

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  • This was a great show and I'd love to see a movie version, but yeah, it's hard to believe this will actually happen considering who all's involved.
  • Lebowski
    I SAID NO MORE TWO JIGGERS 
    • Ovomusic1111
      Actually, it's "I don't want you serving them two jiggers". But yes, a great line.
  • Jedibilly
    This is a good show and hoping Jane Lynch will be in it. Adam Scott is my least fav, he plays a sore loser and he's got the most annoyingly tiniest mouth! Ugh!
    • Adam L
      what? hes awesome
  • Jackson
    This would make an excellent movie, considering the show and actors are (were?) freaking hilarious.
  • Adam L
    ADAM SCOTT is the SHIT!!!!
  • grimjob
    I'd never even heard of this show before. Weird thing is, yesterday, after seeing this article,  I read an article on another website about tv shows that had been cancelled too soon, and this was one of them. So I looked on Netflix Instant, and there it was. Watched the first four episodes last night, and they were pretty damn funny. Definitely going to watch the rest of them. So, I'm down for a movie. I hope they make it.
  • Voice of Reason
    Are we having fun yet?!?!?!
  • scoot dogg
    This would be an awesome movie - I loved the show. The main dude has a presence to him, he was first seen (to me) in Step Brothers as the d-bag brother or Will Ferrell. Do it!
  • Didi
    I LOVE this show!!!  I just finished watching the second season, and I felt MOTIVATED to go and see WHEN the third season would become available.  This is seriously one of the funniest and MOST REFRESHING shows I have seen in A LONG TIME!!  I HOPE YOU MAKE THAT MOVIE----AND THEN THE SHOW COMES BACK!!! It is seriously f#%king awesome!  I was sooooo, soooo, sad to see that the series was discontinued---and actually motivated enough to go online and write to Starz about this. The end of series two really left me wanting MORE@e720ada526e775e43fad320a33ad4c62:disqus GOOD GOOD LUCK!  There is sooo much schlock out there on TV and in Movies, but this is something worth my time and $$$$. 

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