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Thursday, February 10th, 2011

The Second Complete Oral History of Party Down


People loved the short-lived comedy Party Down so much that it warranted not one, but two oral histories. The first came out in December from Brand X, and now Details has jumped on board with one that's much more in depth, with even more insider info on how the show came into being and then stopped being soon after. For example: did you know that initially, the show was headed to HBO with Paul Rudd in the Henry role and Steve Carell in the Ron Donald role? That certainly would have been different.

In any case, there is far, far too much good stuff here for me to try to sum it up, so go kill some time reading it yourself. If you're a fan of the show, it's pretty much essential.

Tags:

party down, starz, tv

  • roister

    My friend introduced me to this show a few weeks ago, and within a few days I had watched the entire (and entirely too short) two seasons. I love this show. The writing, the characters, the premise. It is as Mr. Billy Joel says, "only the good die young." So true. Mostly about comedy shows.

  • Pedro Salinas

    Great read about a wonderful show. Fuck them for speculating about a movie on the last page, let's not make this AD fandom part two. Just kidding, the movie's totally going to happen