Hulu announced that it has acquired streaming rights to comedy series Party Down. Starting on Friday, all episodes of the show will be available to stream exclusively on Hulu Plus. The first five episodes will be available for a limited time on the free version of Hulu.
Party Down ran for only two seasons on Starz from 2009 - 2010. Despite getting largely positive reviews, it just didn't bring in the ratings. Many (like myself) became fans during the show's run on Netflix. Netflix ended up losing Starz content in early 2012 after negotiations fell apart, and Party Down vanished from the service.
Now, the show has a chance to find yet another audience. The cast alone should be enough to entice a number of people unfamiliar with the show. It includes Ken Marino, Adam Scott, Jane Lynch, Lizzy Caplan, Megan Mullally, and Martin Starr, and Ryan Hansen in addition to numerous familiar guest stars.
Hulu says in its announcement:
That means soon you’ll be able to watch all episodes of the cult comedy that celebrates mediocre employment and stars a cast of Hollywood comedic all-stars including Emmy® Award nominees Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex) and Jane Lynch (Glee), as well as Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation, Step Brothers), Ken Marino (Marry Me, Burning Love), Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars), Martin Starr (Silicon Valley, Knocked Up) and Emmy® Award-winner Megan Mullally (Will & Grace, Fame).
Like Netflix, Hulu is working on building up its comedy offerings. It also recently acquired exclusive streaming rights to South Park.
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