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Starz president explains 'Party Down' axe

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Starz president Chris Albrecht has explained his decision to cancel the comedy Party Down.

Speaking to Deadline, Albrecht explained that he wants the cable network to focus more on dramas.

"We're not a very funny group," he said. "We decided to focus on one-hour dramas - those are the kind of productions that travel better.

"And it takes one to fill an hour. It's hard to find two comedies that go together. So we will concentrate on the hours to fill out the schedule and see what we get."

Albrecht also defended Starz's "premium TV-flavoured popcorn", saying: "We're leaving the quiet dramas to other networks."

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