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[01/19/10 - 10:27 AM]
Starz Sets April 23 for Season 2 of "Party Down" and Premiere of "Gravity"
The pay channel confirms the launch dates for both series.

[via press release from Starz]

STARZ SETS APRIL 23 FOR SEASON 2 OF "PARTY DOWN" AND PREMIERE OF "GRAVITY"

NEW BLOCK SEES MEGAN MULLALLY JOINING THE CATERING CREW OF CRITICALLY LAUDED SERIES; STELLAR TALENT MAKES NEW DRAMATIC COMEDY STAND OUT

Burbank, CA. � January 19, 2010 � Starz is piling on the offbeat humor, packaging the returning comedy series "Party Down" and the new dramatic comedy "Gravity" to run Fridays at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (et/pt), respectively, starting on Friday, April 23, only on Starz. These two comedies fit in with Starz' commitment to program series unlike anything on TV.

Actress Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace," Fame) joins the "Party Down" cast this season 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. She joins a talented ensemble of actors lead by Adam Scott (Indie Spirit Award nominee: Best Actor for The Vicious Kind), Ken Marino, Lizzy Caplan, Martin Starr and Ryan Hansen.

Rob Thomas ("Veronica Mars," "Cupid") along with John Enbom, Paul Rudd and Dan Etheridge are executive producers and Adam Scott (Henry Pollard) is a producer on the show. 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 (Role Models) and Ken Marino, who directs the season finale, featuring the wedding of first season regular Jane Lynch. Starz Media, the production and distribution sibling of the Starz premium entertainment channels is also producer of the critically lauded series, which was recently named one of the 10 best TV shows of 2009 by the AFI.

"Party Down" shares the 10 p.m. hour with "Gravity," which follows the sometimes comic, sometimes tragic exploits of a group from an eccentric out-patient program of suicide survivors. Krysten Ritter ("Breaking Bad," Confessions of a Shopaholic), stars as Lily Champagne, a twenty-something who just can't connect to anyone until she actually dies. She stars with Ivan Sergei ("Charmed," The Break-Up), who plays Robert Collingsworth, who is despondent following the death of his wife, and who becomes an internet celebrity when his suicide attempt goes comically awry. He stars with Eric Schaeffer, the series' co-creator and one of its executive producers, who plays Miller, an enigmatic cop with mysterious intentions.

Also in the cast are Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Mission Impossible) as Dogg McFee, the group's leader and a former Major League Baseball player, now confined to a wheelchair; and supermodel Rachel Hunter as Shawna Rollins, a former spokesmodel and current life coach who is surprised to find herself attracted to someone much younger than herself. Robyn Cohen (The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, "Starved"), James Martinez (Brother to Brother) and Seth Numrich (How to Kill a Mockingbird) round out the main cast.

Schaeffer, an actor/director/writer/producer, is partnered with series co-creator Jill Franklyn (My First Mister), who was nominated for an Emmy� Award for co-writing the "Yada, Yada" episode of "Seinfeld," and has written on numerous series. Dan Pasternack ("Starved," "Beggars and Choosers") will be executive producer along with Schaeffer and Franklyn. Daniel Hank ("Starved") is producer on the series.

About Starz Entertainment

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz� and Encore� brands with approximately 17.3 million and 30.7 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies and new original series every month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Starz, a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.

About Starz Media

Starz Media, LLC, is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units create animated and live-action programming -- including theatrical films -- and programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters, broadcasters, ad supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video distributors in the US and internationally. Starz Media (www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.





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· BEGGARS & CHOOSERS (SHOWTIME)
· BREAKING BAD (AMC)
· CHARMED (WB)
· CUPID (ABC)
· GRAVITY (STARZ)
· PARTY DOWN (STARZ)
· STARVED (FX)
· VERONICA MARS (CW)
· WILL & GRACE (NBC)











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