In this year's mixed bag of a new fall season, I tend to find myself touting several of the comedies more frequently than almost any of the dramas, which is rarely the case. There are plenty of sitcom stinkers this fall — one of tonight's, actually, is at the very bottom of my must-flee (as opposed to must-see) list. But with New Girl, 2 Broke Girls, Suburgatory and (tonight's pick) Up All Night, there's reason to believe that network comedy's renaissance — reflected in the fact that all six of this year's best-comedy Emmy nominees are network shows — may be here ...
Up All Night
When you think of Will Arnett, still fondly remembered as the clueless Gob Bluth in Arrested Development, the word "parent" isn't the first word that necessarily jumps out at you.
Good thing parenting isn't exactly the subject of his new comedy Up All Night, where he stars as a new dad. See, despite what the trailers are telling you, it's not so much about the baby, as it is about new parents Regan (Christina Applegate) and Chris' (Arnett) reaction to it — and they don't exactly want to give up their super social lifestyle, or, um, occasional curse words.
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TVGuide.com asked Arnett 15 personal and professional questions, including how Up All Night compares to his short-lived Fox comedy Running Wilde, and the show's Jersey Shore connection...
Saturday Night Live's Will Forte will guest-star on NBC's new comedy Up All Night, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
Forte, fondly known for his MacGruber sketches and his role as a cross-dressing Jenna impersonator on 30 Rock, will play...
America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon has joined the cast of another NBC series, the new Wednesday night comedy Up All Night, in a recurring role.
Cannon will play Calvin, the wildly popular co-host to talk show star Ava (Maya Rudolph), who can't help but be...
On last week's So You Think You Can Dance, Lady Gaga threw a shoe, much like a spirited filly. In fact, she threw both of her shoes to honor the Sonya Tayeh-choreographed performance by frontrunners Melanie and Sasha.
Will the Top 6 performance tonight inspire the same level of adoration from guest judge Christina Applegate? Although she stars in NBC's upcoming fall comedy Up All Night, she's more than just a sitcom star (Married ... With Children, Samantha Who?). Her dance cred includes helping found The Pussycat Dolls and starring in the 2005 Broadway revival of Sweet Charity, for which she won a Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Tony (and broke her foot!).
The Christina Applegate-Will Arnett sitcom Up All Night hasn't even premiered yet, but already co-star Maya Rudolph has gotten a promotion.
Speaking to reporters at the fall TV previews Monday, NBC Entertainment Chief Robert Greenblatt announced that portions of the pilot would be reshot to recast Rudolph's character, Ava, as a daytime talk-show host. "We decided to change the workplace altogether to give Maya a better platform to do her thing," Greenblatt said. Applegate will play a producer on Ava's show. (In the original pilot, Applegate and Rudolph played partners in a PR firm.)
More and more, it seems like musical competition shows are Pia Toscano's sole milieu. The American Idol alum, who also performed on Dancing with the Stars last season and dated one of that show's in-house dancers, Mark Ballas, is scheduled to perform on Fox's So You Think You Can Dance.
American Idol's Pia Toscano signs recording contract; album due later this year
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Toscano will grace the SYTYCD stage on Thursday's episode (8/7c, Fox)...
Amber Heard, Naturi Naughton, Leah Renee
NBC will kick off its fall lineup with the return of Parenthood, the network announced Wednesday.
Season 3 of the family drama will premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 10/9c.
New comedy Up All Night, starring Christina Applegate and Will Arnett, will debut Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 10/9c, followed by Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn in Free Agents. The shows will move to their regular timeslots at 8/7c and 8:30/7:30c, respectively, the following week.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
After the New York State Senate passed a law Friday night allowing same-sex marriages, Twitter exploded with an outpour of love and support from celebrities. Here are some of the best tweets:
"It PASSED! Marriage equality in NY!! Yes!! Progress!! Thank you everyone who worked so hard on this!! A historic night!" —Neil Patrick Harris
"I've already proposed, he said yes! Thank god!" —David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris' partner
"I'm thrilled about the news from NY. Marriage equality! Every day we get a little closer. What an amazing feeling. —Ellen DeGeneres
NBC will premiere six of its 12 new shows this fall, including comedies starring Christina Applegate and Hank Azaria, and the dramas Prime Suspect and The Playboy Club. In one of its bigger overhauls, the network will launch a new comedy block Wednesday and will bump up The Sing-Off to fall, pushing Chuck to Fridays for its last season.
Held until midseason: buzzed-about musical drama Smash, the TV adaptation of The Firm, and returning shows 30 Rock and The Voice.
See the full schedule and get caught up on all of NBC's going-ons below: