What's On: Welcome Back Party Down


Enjoy this season of the underrated comedy from Rob Thomas and Paul Rudd because already, its actors are signing onto other projects making the prospect of a third season uncertain. Adam Scott signed up for a lengthy Parks and Recreation arc, Ryan Hansen is filming an NBC pilot and Lizzy Caplan (to whom Movieline spoke last month) also snapped up a pilot project from CBS. Tonight, Megan Mullally takes the place of Jane Lynch, who left to film Glee.

Party Down [10 PM, Starz]

Megan Mullally makes her series debut tonight as the Party Down crew caters a Jackal Onassis Backstage Party. Henry (Adam Scott) is forced to step up as team leader while he continues to work through his feelings for Casey (Lizzy Caplan). And if you haven't yet, check out the cast's Funny or Die video.

Real Time With Bill Maher [10 PM, HBO]

When you think of the late night circuit, you think of an actor like David Spade pimping his latest sitcom with funny anecdotes about his deadbeat father. You don't think about right-to-die advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian hitting a panel talk show in anticipation of the HBO movie based on his controversial career. Alas, he is scheduled to appear on Maher's show alongside former White House counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke and a few other distinguished guests the night before Home Box Office's premiere of You Don't Know Jack, starring Al Pacino.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars [9 PM, Cartoon]

Lighten up before all of that right-to-die and public policy talk with some cartoons. Boba Fett returns to animated form in tonight's episode as a young boy with a vendetta against the Jedi, who finds bounty hunters to help him follow through on his revenge plot. If this isn't light enough, Fox is re-airing its "Power of Madonna" Glee episode at 9 PM too.

Enough [8 PM, Oxygen]

The Oxygen network is airing every Jennifer Lopez film it has the rights to this weekend in honor of the actresses' Back-up Plan release, so settle in for wall-to-wall screenings of Enough and The Wedding Planner. In Enough, Lopez plays a mother on the lam who takes serious steps to stop her abusive husband (Billy Campbell) once he tracks her down. Juliette Lewis co-stars as the supportive best friend. If this is not quite your speed, switch over to TCM for a screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey.