Articles for Party Down Season 2

Freshman comedies Modern Family and Glee, as well as critically-acclaimed drama Breaking Bad, lead the nominees for this year‘s Television Critics Association Awards.Modern Family got five nominations, with Glee and Breaking Bad following closely with four each. Also getting nods are critical darlings Party Down and Friday Night Lights, and surprise appearances from newcomers The Good Wife and Sons of Anarchy. Recently-concluded series Lost and 24 also scored nominations for the Heritage Award.  Read more »
It‘s a homecoming for one of TV‘s funniest ladies when Glee star Jane Lynch returns to the Starz comedy Party Down in tonight‘s season 2 finale at 10pm.  In the first season of the show about a Hollywood catering company Lynch played Constance Carmell, an aging actress woefully out of touch with reality.Lynch left the show to star on Glee but returns as the central figure in the season 2 finale, "Constance Carmell Wedding."  As the title suggests, her character is getting married and she hires her old company to cater the affair.  Read more »
This could be summed up in one word: "BOO."But here‘s the long version:Party Down is no more.Says Stephan Shelanski, executive vice-president of programming for Starz Entertainment: "After careful consideration, we‘ve decided not to continue on with subsequent seasons of Party Down and Gravity." The news shouldn‘t shock fans of the cater-waiter series, which just wrapped season 2 with the return of Jane Lynch, who left the show after season 1 to join Glee. Despite coming from the mind of Rob Thomas (the father of that other gone-too-soon gem, Veronica Mars), Party Down never achieved even close to the ratings that it deserved (due largely in part to Starz being a pay channel) and only gained a small, though dedicated, fan-following in its short run.An expected cancellation, but a sad day for quality comedy nonetheless. At least the season 2 finale served as a fitting end for Henry (Adam Scott, who‘s joined Parks and Recreation) and Kasey (Lizzie Caplan).  Read more »
This Thursday the 2010 Emmy nominations will be announced, and unlike past years, all eyes will be on the comedy field. With the brightest crop of freshman comedies in a long time, the Emmys could finally get young and hip with shows like Glee, Modern Family and Hung. This would be a nice change of pace from your grandma‘s Emmys where Everybody Loves Raymond and Two and a Half Men have ruled.See our Drama Emmy Preview>>The nominees will tell the tale of whether the old guard keeps the status quo or if the new generation is finally ready to breathe new life into a stale race. Will Glee, Modern Family and more cool new shows make the cut, or will Emmy voters default to Tony Shalhoub in Monk?  Read more »
At this time of the year I‘m usually livid over the awful Emmy nominations. They typically ignore new, young shows in favor of the old standards. But this year I‘m having a hard time getting that upset.Glee Leads Emmy Nominations>>  Read more »
Ahhh, St. Patrick‘s Day. The day we all celebrate Irish heritage by eating corned beef and cabbage, wearing green, kissing gingers and ... getting monumentally, masochistically, merrily, magnificently TRASHED.Maybe because they‘ve got so many good "This one time, when I was wasted..." stories, or maybe because watching drunk people is just so funnyyyyy, TV comedy writers love to get their characters drunk and let them wreak havoc. And we love watching them do it!So warm up for your own epic drinking adventure tonight with these 9 hilarious drunken escapades from recent TV past. Or use them as a warning to regulate your own behavior this evening. Your choice! Read more »
Summer used to be a total bummer for us TV fans. As the last of our favorite shows wrote "S.W.A.K." in our yearbooks on their way out of town for the summer, one question haunted our dreams on those hot June nights: "What am I supposed to watch now?"That is, until Netflix Instant was born. For just $8 a month, you now have more hours of quality television living inside your computer (or fancy TV) than you could ever hope to watch. Netflix is not paying me to say this. They don‘t HAVE to, because it‘s a no-brainer. And if you watch enough streaming television this summer, you can be a no-brainer, too. No need to go outside at all this summer. What are you, a settler from olden days?There‘s so much to choose from on Netflix Instant that you may not know where to begin. That‘s what this handy Netflix Instant Summer Guide is for. Just pick your mood and dive head first into the stream.  Read more »
While every week of So You Think You Can Dance‘s season 8 will feature the yin-yang duo of Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy in the judges‘ chairs, that still leaves a third, empty seat to be filled. There will be no regular third judge this season. Instead, So You Think You Can Dance will welcome a rotating cadre of guest judges from week to week. And we now know who the first, totally awesome guest judge will be... Read more »
Tonight‘s round of casting news goes from Appleby to Bieber, along with a few more stars in between. Shall we? Hill and Bieber to host Saturday Night Live: The Huffington Post reports that this 2012 season, the show‘s getting even bigger names. Alec Baldwin‘s podcast was the first to confirm the gigs, even noting stars like Ben Stiller and Katy Perry. But the real news is that Jonah Hill will definitely appear on the March 10 episode. As for Bieber, he hasn‘t "officially committed" to be both host and musical guest, as Baldwin claimed. Watch out for it anyway.  Read more »