ABC Scares Up a Party Down Knockoff

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 21: Actor Ken Marino attends the Paley Center for Media Presents "Party Down" on April 21, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ken Marino

In its second not-great idea in less than 24 hours (A steampunk drama? That's something we need?), ABC has purchased a show called Party Girls. Written by 30 Minutes or Less scribe Michael Diliberti with Crazy, Stupid, Love's John Requa and Glenn Ficarra on board to direct and executive produce, it's about an unprofessional party planner with "wild ways" who's struggling to lead a band of "misfit employees on the straight and narrow." In other words, the most unabashed Party Down rip-off conceivable.