If there is one thing I am looking forward to this season on Parks and Recreation, it has to be the return of Adam Scott as state auditor Ben Wyatt as a potential love interest for Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope. Scott might seem like a new face to most people, but his first appearance on Parks came at the end of his previous, much less watched comedy, Party Down on Starz. In it, Scott played Henry, a failed actor with only a beer commercial credit who was earning a living as a caterer in Los Angeles with coworkers who are all equally struggling to achieve their Hollywood dreams. While Party Down was loved by those who watched it, not many did, and so it got canceled. Of course, there are plenty of other reasons besides Adam Scott for anyone who loves Parks and Recreation to check out Party Down for the first time. In fact, here are six of them:
The Party Down premiere (Friday, March 20 at 10PM on Starz) looks like it has a lot going for it: a good premise (aspiring actors and writers passing time in LA as cater-waiters), a very funny cast (with plenty of Judd Apatow heavies -- Jane Lynch and Martin Starr, anyone?), and veteran creators and writing staff. But it also has something else going for it, something that to a certain segment of the television-fan population will be like Bacardi 151 to a drunk: approximately half the cast and crew of Veronica Mars! That might be a slight exaggeration, but keep reading to discover just exactly how many intersections these two shows can boast.