Esquire Network, the new identity of NBCUniversal cablenet G4, has licensed US broadcasting rights to a male-skewing comedy series from Starz Worldwide Distribution.
SWD will retain select on-demand and online rights to the show, which first broadcast on the Starz premium cable network between 2009 and 2010 and developed a lasting cult following.
Party Down follows six Hollywood wannabes making ends meet at a catering company while they chase stardom.
“Party Down, with its smart and irreverent brand of humor, is a perfect fit for Esquire Network’s new lineup,” said Esquire’s head of programming and acquisitions, Matt Monos.
“The show was a treasure to those fans who enjoyed it on Starz from 2009-2010 and we believe that a wider reach on Esquire Network will introduce many fans of all ages to a revered modern age comedy classic.”
Gene George, executive VP, worldwide distribution for Starz, said the news represented “the first such deal for Party Down on US broadcast television”.
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