This just in: Starz has pulled the plug on Party Down and Gravity.
The network’s executive vice president of programming, Stephan Shelanski, issued the following statement confirming the news: “After careful consideration, we’ve decided not to continue on with subsequent seasons of Party Down and Gravity. We’re grateful to everyone involved in the shows, and are proud to have had them on the channel. Starz remains committed to aggressively expanding our original programming lineup.”
In its two seasons on the air, Party Down became a cult hit and a critical darling. But its ratings were terrible. And losing Adam Scott to Parks and Recreation (and Jane Lynch to Glee before him) certainly didn’t boost show’s future prospects. Still, its death is a huge bummer.
The same can’t be said for Gravity, which I’m pretty sure no one watched or liked. So let’s agree to use the comments section to mourn Party Down and only Party Down. K?