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Is A ‘Party Down’ Movie in the Works?

Is A ‘Party Down’ Movie in the Works? (photo)

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Are everyone’s favorite cater waiters coming to the silver screen? Maybe. In an interview with the Huffington Post, star Lizzie Caplan indicated that at least the cast of “Party Down” is very interested in the possibility of completing the story arcs left open at the end of the much loved show’s final season.

After two seasons and twenty episodes, fans of the hilarious Hollywood-skewering comedy were outraged when “Party Down” was cancelled. The show followed the staff of a catering company as they worked the parties of the Hollywood elite and grappled with their dreams in a reality filled with crudite. The show was hilarious yet thoughtful and the cancellation of the critically acclaimed show was a surprise. Based on the interview with Caplan, it sounds like the cast was unhappy with the cancellation, too, and not just because it put the show’s stars out of work. Rather Caplan claims she really loved the show. But this love and the fans who are just discovering the workplace comedy are part of the reason that a movie has a shot at happening. Caplan said, “People are finding out about it now, it seems like, which is great, because I think it will have legs and hopefully become more of a cult thing, which will encourage us to make a lovely feature film.”

The timing may be challenging though as the talented cast has moved on with their careers. Adam Scott is busy starring on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”, Jane Lynch is on Fox’s “Glee,” and Ryan Hansen just wrapped “Friends with Benefits” a forthcoming mid-season replacement on NBC. It would also do a lot to promote the Martin Starr Full Employment Act for the former “Freaks & Geeks” star. Caplan remains optimistic about the movie’s chances. In the interview she said of making a film. “People are busy with their television shows and whatnot, but it’s definitely something that we all want to do, so I think we’ll do everything we can to make it happen.” Fingers crossed, fans. Until then, start padding your Netflix queue with the past two seasons of “Party Down”:

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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