Party Down season 3: next epsiode, trailer, cast and everything we know about the comedy

Ryan Hansen, Zoe Chao, Martin Starr, Adam Scott and Tyrel Jackson Williams in Party Down
Ryan Hansen, Zoe Chao, Martin Starr, Adam Scott and Tyrel Jackson Williams in Party Down (Image credit: Starz)

Don't call it a reboot, the cult comedy hit Party Down isn't starting over, but continuing its story with Party Down season 3, picking up a decade after the show was last on the air.

Party Down debuted in 2009 on Starz and ran for two seasons before it was canceled by the network, citing low ratings, despite a strong critical reception. What also may have played a factor was that the original cast featured a number of actors that left to do shows that would make them household names.

The good news for long-time fans of the series is that the gang is back together for this revival. Here is everything that you need to know about Party Down season 3.

When is the next Party Down season 3 episode?

Party Down season 3 continues with an all new episode on Friday, March 24. The episode is available to stream right now on the Starz app and streaming platforms, while it'll air on the Starz cable channel at 9 pm ET/PT. Here is the synopsis for the episode, titled "'Once Upon a Time' Proms Away Prom-otional Event":

"Lydia, worried that daughter Escapade missed her childhood, plans a 'prom' promotional event for her new movie. Meanwhile, Ron schemes to impress a studio PR bigwig who could make or break Party Down."

Party Down season 3 cast

Most of the original cast from Party Down is set to return for season 3, including Adam Scott, Jane Lynch, Ken Marino, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen and Megan Mullally. 

While Mullally has long been known because of her previous role on Will & Grace, most of the Party Down cast took off after the show ended. Scott broke out with Parks & Recreation and now also stars in the hit series Severance; Lynch would win Emmys for her roles on Glee and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Starr was a main cast member on the hit HBO series Silicon Valley and currently stars opposite Sylvester Stallone in Tulsa King; and Ken Marino has appeared on many memorable TV shows, including Eastbound & Down, Children's Hospital, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Other Two and the Wet Hot American Summer franchise.

New cast members on Party Down are going to include Jennifer Garner (The Adam Project), Tyrel Jackson Williams (Brockmire), Zoë Chao (The Afterparty) and James Marsden (Disenchanted) as a recurring star.

Among the guest stars set to appear in Party Down season 3 are Dan Bakkedahl (Veep), Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary), Liv Hewson (Yellowjackets), Fran Kranz (Julia), Ki Hong Lee (Dave), Lyric Lewis (AP Bio), Bobby Monihan (Saturday Night Live), Nick Offerman (The Last of Us), Judy Reyes (Claws) and Calum Worthy (The Act).

Party Down season 3 plot

What brings the Party Down crew back together after a decade away? Here is the official synopsis for Party Down season 3 from Starz:

"Ten years later, most of the Party Down catering team have moved on, including actor/bartender Henry Pollard (Adam Scott). After a surprise reunion, the gang find themselves once again stoically enduring the procession of random parties and oddball guests all over Los Angeles."

Party Down season 3 episodes

Here are the synopses for the Party Down season 3 episodes released so far:

Party Down season 3 episode 1, "Kyle Bradway is Nitromancer"
"Ten years later, Kyle Bradway has just landed his star-making superhero role. He hires Party Down to cater his celebration party, leading to welcome reunions and some unexpected surprises."

Party Down season 3 episode 2, "Jack Botty's Surprise Party"
"Party Down works a surprise party for movie star Jack Botty thrown by his studio exec girlfriend Evie, which turns weird when the team sees something they shouldn't have."

Party Down season 3 trailer

Get a preview at what lies in store for the Party Down crew in this latest season with the official trailer and teaser for the revival: 

How to watch Party Down

Party Down is going to be available on Starz, a cable channel available through traditional pay TV subscriptions and live TV streaming services like FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV as an add-on. You can also watch the show via the Starz app. Past seasons are also streaming on Starz.

In the UK or international regions, Lionsgate Plus is where you can find all things Party Down.

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd (opens in new tab).