'Up All Night' and 'Free Agents': TV Reviews

The NBC comedy Up All Night, which premieres at 10 p.m. Sept. 14, could break out this year. Starring Will Arnett and Christina Applegate as a married couple who just had a baby, it cleverly touches on all the hardships a new addition brings, along with the joy — and manages to do this without being so sappy you want to hang yourself.

Credit creator and writer Emily Spivey (Parks and Recreation) for getting the tone just right, from jokes about when the couple find out they’re pregnant ("Stop saying, ‘There’s a baby in there’ like it’s a baby in a closet with a knife") to their combined astonishment and horror that they now have to care for it (Arnett and Applegate swearing about how cute the baby is works perfectly well, as does their exasperated exhaustion). Read More...



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