Hulu announced that all episodes of the cult comedy “Party Down” are coming to Hulu Plus, reported the Chicago Tribune on Aug. 27, 2014. “Party Down” premiered in March of 2009 on Starz and even though only lasting two seasons, caused a very much devoted cult following.
Per Starz, Entertainment Weekly reported that “Party Down” was taken off of streaming on Netflix back in July of 2010. But be sad no more because Hulu has donned its cape and come to save the day, acquiring exclusive rights to all “Party Down” episodes which debuts on Hulu on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Hulu Plus will even be streaming the first five “Party Down” episodes for free for a limited time.
Lisa Holme, Director of Content Acquisition at Hulu feels “Party Down” has found the perfect home, according to the Chicago Tribune. Holme said, "Hulu is a top destination for great, cult comedies, which is why 'Party Down' is the perfect addition to the Hulu library. We know our viewers will enjoy watching some of their favorite actors showcasing their comedy chops in this hilarious show.”
“Party Down”, created by "Veronica Mars" brainchild Rob Thomas, follows a Los Angeles catering company and the employees who are mostly made up of aspiring Hollywood actors, or more appropriately, wannabes. Each episode, always smart and offbeat, finds the team working a new event, where hilarity and absurdness always ensues.
Now that binge-watching is so popular, and “Party Down” is most certainly binge-worthy, this couldn’t have come at a better time. One only needs to watch one episode to get hooked on the comedy series and then its game on.
It should also be noted that the “Party Down” cast boasts quite an ensemble of actors, including Adam Scott (“Parks & Recreation”), Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex”), Jane Lynch (“Glee”), Ken Marino (“Eastbound & Down”), Ryan Hansen, Martin Starr (“Silicon Valley”) and Megan Mullally (“Will and Grace”). The show also featured plenty of guest spots, including Veronica Mars herself Kristen Bell.