It sounds like 2020 could be the year of (epic) TV reunions.
On Sunday, the cast of the star-studded 2009 sitcom Party Down came together at Vulture Festival LA to reveal that they may be serving up a reunion to eager fans in the (hopefully near) future.
Party Down, which aired on Starz and can currently be binge-watched on Crave (in case you’re in need of a refresh), featured a stacked cast of comedy fan favourites including Adam Scott, Lizzy Caplan, Megan Mullally, and Jane Lynch. The show followed the turbulent lives of a misfit group of wannabe Hollywood actors and writers, working at an upscale Los Angeles catering company while trying to make ends meet. While chasing their movie star dreams, they find themselves servicing a wide range of events — everything from singles mixers, to a Super Sweet 16 bash, and some explicitly R-rated (and hilarious) affairs.
The show quickly gained a cult following, with devoted fans still hoping for a revival nearly 10 years since it ended — and it looks like they’re not the only ones.
During their on-stage chat this weekend in LA, Mullally told audience members and her cast, “I want to do the show again. Can we do it again?” Lynch seemed to share her enthusiasm, saying, “It was truly a blessed time. It was truly the most fun I had doing a job.”
— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) November 11, 2019
The series was created by Rob Thomas, John Enbom, Dan Etheridge, and everyone’s favourite funny man Paul Rudd. Although Etheridge shot down rumours of a Party Down movie at the event on Sunday, he did say that in the next year or two, they have plans to “explore a way to get the gang back together again.” Yes, please!
While Rudd remained behind the camera throughout the series’ initial conception, we can only wonder if he might make an on-screen cameo if a reboot does, eventually, take form.
The potential promise of a Party Down revival comes hot on the heels of Instagram’s newest star, Jennifer Aniston, giving fans confirmation that “something is happening” with her Friends co-stars.
Could we be blessed with a Party Down and Friends reunion in the same year? No official word yet, but we’ll cross our fingers and settle in for some sitcom-and-chill ’til then.