According to Variety, Starz has decided to renew one of Matt Raub’s favorite shows, and his pick from last week, Party Down. Even though its posted rather unimpressive ratings for its first season, the Rob Thomas created show will still get another chance to improve those numbers. All of the cast including Ken Marino, Adam Scott (who will now also serve as a producer), Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen and Lizzy Caplan return for season two with the possible exception of Jane Lynch, who’s currently comitted to Fox’s new series Glee.
In case you’re not familiar with Party Down, the show, Exec. Produced by Thomas, John Enbom, Dan Etheridge and Paul Rudd, centers on wannabe Hollywood players making ends meet by working for a catering company. The show airs its season one finale on Friday and according to the article, Starz wanted to send a message by renewing the show before its first season wrapped.
“This is an indication of how strongly we see the show,” said Starz programming exec veep Stephan Shelanski. “It’s something we’re really proud of.” Excellent. We like it when good shows get a chance to grow an audience. Nice job Starz.