AT LAST: ‘Party Down: The Movie!’

Megan Mullally confirms that a movie version of the acclaimed comedy series is in the works for later this year.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

There's only been one live-action sitcom I liked in the last decade or so, and no, it sure as hell wasn't Arrested Development. (No offense, AD fans, but it's not for everyone, alright?) That sitcom was Party Down, a series created by Veronica Mars producer Rob Thomas, John Enbom, Dan Etheridge, and comedy superstar Paul Rudd. The show aired on the Starz network from 2009 to 2010, and over the course of two seasons told the story of a group of struggling young actors and writers as they went about their gruelling dayjobs at a catering company. The series featured future Glee and Parks and Recreation stars Jane Lynch and Adam Scott, along with guest appearances from the likes of Steve Guttenberg, as himself, and Thomas Lennon, as an orgy enthusiast. Since the series' tragic cancellation rumors have abounded about a feature film, and now it looks like it's actually happening.

At a recent press tour for the Television Critics Association, Parks and Recreation and Childrens Hospital star Megan Mullally announced that she'll be doing the Party Down movie (she took over for Jane Lynch, in a different role, after Lynch left to star in Glee) and that John Enbom "is writing it right now." Afterwards, she said that the entire cast of the series is expected to return, with the possible exception of Lynch, who is understandably busy right now but clearly still has affection for the show, since she returned for the series finale.  

Mullally says the film is expected to pick up right after the end of the series, and that we'll meet her character's ex-husband, "who was really racist and misogynist." Of course, Party Down was no stranger to risque humor, like in this clip from the last episode, when series regular Ryan Hansen sang this song at a Jewish wedding about trying to make it in Hollywood… and nothing else.


CraveOnline will be back with more Party Down movie news after we find out if we're having fun yet.