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Starz Slates ‘Head Case,’ ‘Party Down’ Debuts for March 20

Starz will premiere new comedy “Party Down” on March 20 at 10:30 p.m.

The half-hour series, created by Rob Thomas (“Veronica Mars”), follows a group of struggling actors working as cater-waiters.

Starz has ordered 10 episodes of the series, which stars Ken Marino, Adam Scott, Jane Lynch, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen and Lizzy Caplan. The show will feature guest appearances by Ed Begley Jr., Marilu Henner, Joey Lauren Adams, Breckin Meyer, Rob Corddry, J.K. Simmons and Steven Weber.

“Moonlight” and “Veronica Mars” fans will recognize Jason Dohring on the March 27 episode. Other “Veronica Mars” veterans making guest appearances include Ryan Devlin, Alona Tal and Enrico Colantoni.

Fred Savage will direct five episodes of “Party Down.”

Starz also brings back original comedy series “Head Case” on March 20 at 10 p.m.

The show will return for 10 new episodes, featuring celebrity guests Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Probst, Janeane Garofalo, Hugh Hefner, Dave Batista, Isaac Mizrahi, Mario Batali, Geri Halliwell, Greg Grunberg, Tiffani Thiessen, Andy Dick, Kevin Nealon, Tori Spelling and more.

“Head Case,” which revolves around Hollywood’s “shrink du jour” Dr. Elizabeth Goode (Alexandra Wentworth), is produced by Starz Entertainment in association with Farrand/Bauer Productions.

“Party Down” is executive produced by Mr. Thomas, John Enbom, Paul Rudd and Dan Etheridge.