Christina Applegate, Molly Shannon

Molly Shannon's guest appearance on NBC's Up All Night is now officially a recurring role. I've just learned that Molly has been invited to reprise her single-mom character, Nancy, early next year.

The new storyline will find Nancy, an incompetent associate producer on Ava's talk show, jumping back into the dating pool. And who does she ask to be her wingman? None other than a very reluctant Chris (Will Arnett).

Molly, an SNL cast member from 1995-2001, whose 2008 sitcom Kath & Kim failed to click with viewers, debuted her Nancy character on Up All Night's November 23 episode.

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