Starz revival of cult TV comedy Party Down

Image copyright Amazon Image caption Co-stars Ken Marino and Lizzy Caplan have teased a reunion show

Starz has announced it is bringing back cult TV comedy Party Down.

It will be a series of mini-episodes, following a fictional US film crew, which will have its own Office Space-style miniseries, as they make a remake of a 90s box office hit.

It will be called Party Down 2: The After Party.

The original cult TV comedy ran for three seasons in the US and for one on Starz in the UK.

Co-starring Lizzy Caplan and Ken Marino, the show followed a crew of struggling actors in Hollywood that worked in a catering truck.

“In the face of the decline of the movie business, Chewing Gum’s Dan Patterson rises up to revolutionise production methods and his crew become the greatest behind-the-scenes force the silver screen has ever seen,” Starz’ release said.

Following the raunchy nature of other American TV comedies, Party Down also featured sex jokes and one-liners, although none of the cast did any porn on the show.

Some of the one-liners included: “It’s like E*Trade, but wigs”; “Shouldn’t you be on the set of the Haunting of Hill House for this?!,” and “They are starting to look like fucking hippos out there.”

The show also starred executive producer Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars), as well as stars Selma Blair, Martin Starr, Adam Scott, Ken Marino, Martha Plimpton, Brian Geraghty, Adam Scott, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen, Lizzy Caplan, Kristen Bell, Rob Huebel, and Jane Lynch.

The series saw Thomas and Caplan go on to create fellow fan favourite show and cult TV comedy series Veronica Mars.

Caplan has also been cast in a new series, The Painkiller for ABC.

Co-star Ken Marino, who has starred in movies such as Pineapple Express and The Lego Movie, is in demand for many TV and film projects.

We recently saw him on the big screen in Office Christmas Party.

Happy with his new gig, Marino told E! News: “Party Down is truly my favourite show of all time.

“I have wanted to see these characters, the characters we created, on TV forever.

“I’m beyond thrilled to be part of this group who will do the show justice.”

The actor said the series premiere date was still to be decided.

Starz’s US cable channel, Starz, recently won another cult US comedy, The Comeback, a comedy pilot based on the 2011 mini-series starring Lisa Kudrow.

The late Lisa Kudrow and Jamie Lee Curtis starred in the HBO original. It was made in 2007.

The Comeback is about a character who tries to make a comeback on an American TV game show 20 years after her breakout moment.

The show was based on the US podcast That’s So Raven, which starred Raven-Symoné.

It will be very odd for fans of Friends to see Carrie and Joey together.

Friends was a hit sitcom that ran for 10 years and earned a Golden Globe award for the show’s memorable storyline about the baby that everyone wanted.

We last saw Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer on the big screen in 2010 movie, Friends With Benefits.

The cast also included Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, Johnny Galecki, Lisa Kudrow, James Spader, and Chris Klein.

We can only hope that this is a sign that the gang is going to unite to cast Matthew Perry in another Friends sitcom.

The show was a hit, with over 40 million viewers tuning in to watch its finale.

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