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Cater-Waiters Are Delicious: 'Party Down' Reviewed

Party Down: Ken Marino and Adam Scott are two of a large bevy of talented people at work on Starz's new cater-waiter comedy. Starz hide caption

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It's hard to overstate just how much talent is attached to the new Starz comedy Party Down, which starts tonight at 10:30 p.m., so let's just roll-call a few of the folks:

Executive Producer/Writer/Director Rob Thomas was the showrunner at both Veronica Mars and Cupid, both classically beloved shows that didn't last.

Executive Producer/Writer Paul Rudd is...Paul Rudd.

Ken Marino was part of MTV's sketch comedy The State, and went on to be a wildly versatile and reliable comic actor in lots of projects including the cult classic comedy Wet Hot American Summer.

Lizzy Caplan is an interesting and underappreciated actress who was in Cloverfield and Mean Girls, but who goes back to the Judd Apatow shows Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared.

Jane Lynch is the rare Christopher Guest troupe/Judd Apatow troupe crossover: she was hilarious in Best In Show and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and has a resumé that's worth