One of our favorite "AST-approved" shows, "Party Down", is about to return soon on the STARZ network, on April 23rd. To refresh yourself before beginning the new season, you can catch up on all the first season episodes by buying the first season on DVD. It's out today at all good stores everywhere. Star Adam Scott and executive producers John Enbom and Dan Etheridge contribute audio commentaries for two episodes: "Taylor Stiltskin Sweet Sixteen" and "Celebrate Ricky Sargulesh". There are also outtakes and deleted scenes included on the set. Unfortunately, the original pitch video for the series- shot at creator Rob Thomas' house, with a few changes in the cast - couldn't be included because of clearance issues.
Actress Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace," "Fame") will be joining the "Party Down" cast for Season 2 as Lydia Dunfree, a middle-aged refugee from a lousy marriage who moves to Hollywood in hopes that her 13 year-old daughter will make it big. Bryan Gordon ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") and Fred Savage ("The Wonder Years") return as series directors and supervising producers. Also directing episodes this year are David Wain and Ken Marino, who directed the season finale. If you want to get a sneak preview of some of the upcoming plotlines this season, The Futon Critic has all 10 episode titles listed on their "Party Down" page, but warning, some of the titles themselves are spoilers.