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February 23, 2009 |

By Seth Freilich | Trailers | February 23, 2009 |

Last Thursday, I had me some of the ol’ back surgery. I’ve been hobbling around the house all weekend, and while the mending goes along slowly, I’ve been feeling like a million bucks the whole while thanks to my little friend Ms. Percocet (she’s like a woman who always swallows, knows how to cook braciole, and doesn’t talk while the TV is on). And while surfing the net in the glorious afterglow of prescription pain medications, I ran across what can only be a hallucinatory drug-induced show.

“Party Down.” A comedy from Rob Thomas (“Veronica Mars” and “Cupid”) and several other co-creators (including Paul Rudd) about aspiring writers and actors in LA who are part-time caterers and waiters. It has a solid cast, including Ryan Hansen and Ken Marino (Dick Casablancas and Vinnie Van Lowe, respectively, on “Veronica Mars”), Jane Lynch (The 40 Year Old Virgin), Lizzy Caplan (delicious nakedness on “True Blood”) and Martin Starr. It has solid guest stars like “Veronica” alums Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring and Ed Begly Jr., plus Steven Webber, Joey Lauren Adams and Rob Corddry. And “VM” herself, Kristen Bell, will guest star as Uda Bengt, a member of a ruthless rival catering business.

My drug dementia even produced its own trailer for the show, which my wacky mind says premieres on Friday, March 20 at 10:30 p.m. on some station called Starz. Right, like there’s a station called Starz….

Doesn’t necessarily look great, admittedly, but I hear if you stick with it through the third episode, it starts getting quite good. I hope my pain meds last that long.

Man, I'm gonna be so a-mad when these pain meds wear off / Seth Freilich

Trailers | February 23, 2009 |

Seth is a Senior Editor and sometime critic. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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