ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from IFC's press release, April 2010) FOOD PARTY, the fantastical, food-centric IFC Original Comedy series created and hosted by Brooklyn fringe artist Thu Tran and her motley mix of unruly puppets, returns to IFC April 27, 2010 at 10:00 pm ET/PT. The comedy's hallucinatory hijinks will be served in 20 all-new 15-minute episodes, two episodes airing back-to-back during IFC's Tuesday night AUTOMAT programming block, followed by new episodes of DINNER WITH THE BAND. The show the Los Angeles Times' Robert Lloyd recently named one of the top 10 things on TV and "easily the most exciting thing I saw this year," is best described as a psychedelic melding of Pee Wee's Playhouse and Rachael Ray with a dash of J-Horror vibe. FOOD PARTY is shot on location in Brooklyn, NY in a handmade, technicolor cardboard kitchen, with each episode a new gastronomical misadventure. In a surreal, live-action cartoon-like universe, Thu creates out-of-this-world delicacies with a cavalcade of puppets, humans, baked goods and vegetables. This season, Thu mixes it up with returning friends, The Devil, Perv Corn and Ice Cream Cone, and new friends, Randy Ranch, Egg Wizard and King of the Universe, among others.