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The 'Party Down' Movie Is Still Moving Forward and Won't Need Kickstarter

In the past few days, Party Down co-creator Rob Thomas has raised over $3.5 million dollars to make a movie follow-up to his other cult hit series Veronica Mars, leading fans to wonder whether the same future is in store for Party Down. It turns out no Kickstarter is necessary, as Thomas and company are raising funding for it the old-fashioned way: through movie studios and production companies. Thomas tells HuffPo today, "We're still hopeful that there will be a Party Down movie without Kickstarter. We're already in the process of trying to make that happen, and I can't say too much about that. There is [...]

The Party Down Movie May Be Declared A Ron Donald Do

We continue your nonstop 24-hour coverage of the possibility of a Party Down movie with this Adam Scott soundbite: “We have a treatment, and if everyone’s schedules work out, we’ll shoot it over the summer.” BOOM. I guess that means Starz agreed to sign off on the thing. It also means that a Party Down movie and an Arrested Development movie could potentially be in theaters AT THE SAME TIME, which might make some less-equipped movie theaters explode with the massively high pressure of realized dreams. God, imagine the carnage. Popcorn and Jujyfruits would be everywhere.

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 [...]

All the Interesting Tidbits from This Weekend's 'Party Down' Reunion

This weekend, Party Down cast members Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan, Ken Marino, Martin Starr and Ryan Hansen reunited for a Q&A moderated by Paul Scheer at Cobb's Comedy Club as part of the San Francisco Sketchfest. It was awesome.

From their interactions with each other, I'm convinced the characters they played are not all that different from their actual personalities; the dry wit of Adam Scott, the goofiness of Ken Marino, Lizzy Caplan's sarcasm, and Martin Starr's “stoner” persona all shone through. But fortunately Ryan Hansen is much more much more likeable than his insufferable character, Kyle.

You can't get a bunch of comedic actors together and expect straightforward answers, [...]

The Party Down Movie Is Tantalizingly Close to Happening

Thought we forgot about you, didn't you, promises of a Party Down movie? Not so fast! Wait, stop running away! Adam Scott said on the most recent WTF podcast that "a production company is interested in doing a 'low budget' version and that all they need is Starz to sign off on it." Sign off, Starz! What are you doing? Too busy airing Hellboy over and over? Ooh, Starz burn. Yeah, there's more where that came from, Starz. Better sign off on this movie so you don't have to find out.

Two Things You Should Really Read

In case you missed them last week when I was not posting newsy linky things, here are two great longer reads worth your attention: Patton Oswalt's anti-geek culture screed from Wired and an oral history of Party Down.

Party Down Movie Definitely Happening With Full Cast, Says Megan Mullally

Megan Mullally announced at a press event for Breaking In (some comedy show that isn't Party Down) that the full cast (with the possible exception of Jane Lynch) is in for the Party Down movie, and that John Enbom is writing the script, the outline for which was "enthusiastically approved" by investors. Enthusiastically approved! Mullally also said that we may meet "Lydia's ex-husband – Ed I think is [his] name – who was really racist and a misogynist." Weird, I didn't think it was possible to salivate this much without choking on my own spit.

Yes, We're Having Fun Now: Celebrating Party Down's Past and Future in Austin

Dog wedding. Japanese wake. Mars Lander launch party. If frequently mourned Starz comedy Party Down lived to see a third season, those are just a few of the celebrations co-creators Rob Thomas, John Enbom and Dan Etheridge were hoping to have their forlorn crew of caterers-slash-Hollywood wannabes host. We assume Paul Rudd, the series' fourth Executive Producer, had some great ideas, too, but since he didn’t make it to last weekend’s Ultimate Party Down Marathon (held at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas), we’ll just have to speculate.

Nearly 200 fans weathered the 10+ hour marathon, and they’re surprisingly alert as the event wraps up. Maybe it’s because they’ve [...]

Jane Lynch on Party Down: "I thought it was flawless."

Sure, Jane Lynch is getting all sorts of love for her character on Glee, but I don't think I'm alone in thinking getting rid of Glee forever for just one more season of Party Down would be a good deal. And hey, maybe Jane would agree: "I loved that show. That was such a happy accident of wonderment. It was one of those things that fell together. In England, that would be a huge, long-running hit. Here, it was flash-in-the-pan. I thought it was flawless."