The Party is over for the ever-busy Jane Lynch.
Lynch will be a regular on FOX’s new series Glee in the fall, and as a consequence she’s had to part ways with the Starz comedy Party Down. Starz was hoping that Glee’s schedule would let Lynch moonlight a little, but that didn’t pan out.
“It looks like I can’t do the second season,” Lynch tells Variety. “So I’m not happy about that all … but I’m in Glee, so I’m thrilled about that.”
Lynch missed the last couple episodes of Party Down’s first season while filming the pilot for Glee. Jennifer Coolidge guest-starred in her place, but there’s no word yet on whether she could become a more permanent replacement for Lynch.
The second season of Party Down, about a group of wannabe and never-really-were actors working as cater-waiters in Los Angeles, is likely to premiere next spring.