NBC's Up All Night should have been a hit. The show came with a strong comedy pedigree: It starred Christina Applegate, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph and was produced by Saturday Night Live don Lorne Michaels. At the center was what seemed to be a relatable premise for the young adults watching the network's upscale comedies: a hip, young couple adjusts to life with a baby.
But two years after creator Emily Spivey shot the pilot (then called Alpha Mom), Up All Night is all but gone, suffering the death of a thousand tinkers. A heavily touted plan to morph the show into a multi-camera sitcom is now mostly abandoned, and some of the outlandish ideas bandied about for the revamp (including one idea involving rock star...
More changes are happening over at NBC's Up All Night.
Linda Wallem has been hired as the comedy series' new showrunner as it revamps itself heading into the spring, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She'll replace Tucker Cawley, who is leaving to become a consulting producer on Fox's The Mindy Project.
NBC's Up All Night will halt production next week and return next spring as a multi-camera comedy filmed in front of a live audience, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
The show will take a three-month break after wrapping production on its 11th episode next week, in order to convert the stage and set to the new format, NBC said Monday. The existing episodes will air into December, and production will resume in February.
The first season of Up All Night ended on a high note, with Chris (Will Arnett) finally getting to propose to Reagan (Christina Applegate) the way he'd always dreamed. But don't expect everything to be romance and rainbows when the show returns for its sophomore season Thursday at 8:30/7:30c. Creator and executive producer Emily Spivey and producer Tucker Cawley spoke to TVGuide.com about the huge changes coming to this season, which kicks off with some very bad news for Reagan and Ava (Maya Rudolph).
Cheers to Men of a Certain Age for pitching a perfect episode.
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