Will Arnett is aiming to be in prime time one way or another this fall: The star of Up All Night and Arrested Development has been cast as the lead in an untitled Greg Garcia comedy pilot for CBS, EW has learned. READ FULL STORY »
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Up All Nightstar Christina Applegate is leaving the NBC comedy she helped to launch.
“It’s been a great experience working on Up All Night, but the show has taken a different creative direction and I decided it was best for me to move on to other endeavors,” Applegate said in a statement provided to EW. “Working with Lorne Michaels has been a dream come true and I am grateful he brought me into his TV family. I will miss the cast, producers and crew, and wish them the best always.”
Applegate co-stars on the show with Will Arnett and plays Reagan Brinkley.
It is not known how the comedy will (or, really, if it will) continue following the actress’s exit from the program, which was set to add a live audience element during the next part of its second season. Deadline, which was the first to report the news, says that NBC could be courting Friends alum Lisa Kudrow as a possible replacement.
Applegate’s exit comes about a month after the departure of creator and executive producer Emily Spivey.
Up All Night returns in less than a week for a second season. But what isn’t returning? The daytime talk show hosted by Ava (Maya Rudolph) and produced by Reagan (Christina Applegate). Don’t worry, Ava winds up with a new gig at Today, though Reagan most definitely does not approve of her wardrobe. Who will triumph in a very handsy fight over the blouse? No need to sit around in anticipation/ignorance: EW has a sneak peak of that scene from the NBC comedy’s season premiere (Sept. 20, 8:30 p.m.), which will also see Reagan become the stay-at-home parent while Chris (Will Arnett) takes on a construction job. Simply press play and enjoy. No hard hats required. READ FULL STORY »
Christina Applegate is getting a brother on NBC’s Up All Night, a move that’s going to add a major new dynamic to the show.
Actor Luka Jones is joining the comedy as a series regular this fall.
Jones (Best Friends Forever) will play Reagan’s younger brother Scott. He’s a contractor who is great at his job, but ultra laid back and doesn’t have much business sense. He’s a sharp contrast to Applegate’s Reagan, who’s the ultimate planner. Reagan’s husband, Chris (Will Arnett), likes his cool, mellow brother-in-law. The recently divorced Sam also has a five-year-old son who’s given free rein to do whatever he wants, which horrifies Reagan, considering the effect it might have on her daughter. Up All Night returns Thursday, Sept. 20.
Tonight, NBC’s Up All Night airs its season finale (9:30 p.m. ET), appropriately titled “Proposals” because there will be more than one of them. When Reagan (Christina Applegate) loses her heirloom engagement ring, husband Chris (Will Arnett) seizes the opportunity to give her the proposal he wasn’t able to the first time around. And Kevin (guest star Jason Lee) returns and tries to win back Ava (Maya Rudolph) — with the help of Julian (Chris Diamantopoulos). “Julian’s fully on the scene, making love happen,” creator Emily Spivey tells EW. “He’s like a crazy-ass cupid.” Here are a few more teases from Spivey: READ FULL STORY »
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Up All Night‘s already talented cast has a special addition this week in the legendary Stevie Nicks. Reagan (Christina Applegate) and Ava (Maya Rudolph) want Stevie to appear on Ava’s talk show, but they aren’t having much luck as you can see in this exclusive clip for Thursday’s episode. READ FULL STORY »
In this week’s Up All Night, Reagan and Chris are on the search for some new friends, and they think they’ve found just what they’re looking for in couple Justin (guest star Ben Falcone) and Lawrence (Nat Faxon). But, like many things, it looks like they might be on the road to messing up a good thing with an awkward overshare. The culprit this time? Chris.
Watch the exclusive clip below for details and watch the episode this Thursday on NBC for the full story. READ FULL STORY »
NBC is ordering a wee bit more of new comedy Up All Night.
The Will Arnett and Christina Applegate series already received a full-season order (along with fellow newcomer Whitney) soon after its September launch. Now NBC has increased its freshman order from 22 to 24 episodes. The move is it bit surprising, since although critics have responded positively to the series, the ratings have been really modest — a recent episode generated 4.8 million viewers and a 1.8 among adults 18-49. But the show is moving from having to jump-start Tuesdays to following The Office on Thursdays starting Jan. 12, so hopefully things will pick up.
NBC revealed its midseason schedule today, which includes the return of 30 Rock and the debut of the new dramas Smash and The Firm.
It also revealed new day and time period changes for Whitney, Up All Night, Rock Center with Brian Williams and Harry’s Law. Community will be temporarily benched but is expected to return later this season. Prime Suspect tabled, too.
Here is the schedule: READ FULL STORY »
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