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'Up All Night' Creator Joins 'Modern Family'

"Saturday Night Live" alum Emily Spivey will be part of the ABC comedy's writing staff during the fifth season.      //

NBC cancels 'Up All Night,' 'Guys With Kids,' 'Whitney' and '1600 Penn' [Updated]

UPDATE 6 p.m. ET: NBC has also canceled first-year comedy "Guys With Kids" and sophomore "Up All Night," which was the subject of a quixotic attempt by the network to retool it from a single-camera show to a multi-camera one.NBC giveth and NBC taketh away. After picking up several pilots and giving a sixth-season renewal to "Parks and Recreation" on Thursday (May 9), the network swung the cancellation hammer on several other shows.First-year comedy "1600 Penn" won't be back next season. Neither will "Whitney," which got a surprise renewal last year but didn't survive to a third season.Both were expected, as ratings for both "1600" and "Whitney" were soft and NBC is doing a fairly serious overhaul of its comedy roster. It has already picked up four new half-hours to go along with "Parks and Rec."One of the new shows, "About a Boy," will feature "1600 Penn's" Benjamin Stockham as the kid whom David Walton's... //

'Up All Night' Writer Inks Overall Deal With Sony Pictures Television

Erica Rivinoja will develop comedy projects for the studio under the two-year pact. //

Is it Bedtime For NBC's "Up All Night"?

By Jason Griffith The jury is still out for the moment on the future of NBC’s UP ALL NIGHT, but with Christina Applegate’s sour departure from the cast, Will Arnett’s new CBS comedy pilot, and Maya Rudolph’s pregnancy, it’s looking less and less likely that NBC will ever realize the switch to a multi-camera format the network envisions for the show. That proposed creative change is what drove Applegate and creator Emily Spivey away from the series, and it may end up reducing the already reduced episode order from one to zero. UP ALL NIGHT as we know it is definitely no more, but whether we see a distant cousin show up later in the year remains to be seen. Arnett, meanwhile, will be making his way onto Netflix screens starting in May, when he reprises his role as Gob Bluth on the highly anticipated new season of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT.

Christina Applegate Exits NBC's 'Up All Night'

Her departure comes as the sophomore comedy was undergoing massive creative changes. //

'Up All Night's' Will Arnett Joins Banff 'Eh-List' With Career Tribute

The comedy veteran will join Howie Mandel, Eric McCormack and Martin Short in receiving the Canadian award of distinction. //

'Up All Night': NBC says changes are 'an experiment'

NBC acknowledges the major changes to "Up All Night" -- converting the show to a live-audience, multi-camera comedy under a new showrunner -- are a gamble, but it's one the network is willing to take. The show suffered another blow Saturday (Jan. 5) when creator Emily Spivey departed, but NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke says the network still wants to work with stars Christina Applegate, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph."There's a lot of thought that went into all of that, and conversation with all the talent involved," Salke said Sunday at the TCA winter press tour. "That was a show that wasn't performing the way we needed it to. We are not fools -- we know that that talented cast of actors, they're not growing on trees. They still felt like there were stories to tell in that world, and were collectively really passionate about continuing to tell them, as well as [executive producer] Lorne... //

'Up All Night' creator leaves as the show changes to a multi-camera comedy

NBC's "Up All Night" will have to deal with yet another behind-the-scenes change. Creator Emily Spivey is leaving the series, Deadline reports.Spivey's departure comes as the comedy is retooling from a single-camera show to a multi-camera, live-audience show. It's expected to return in the spring.Let's tally up the big changes, both in front of and behind the camera, that have happened to "Up All Night" in the six months.- As production on Season 2 starts, Spivey and executive producer Tucker Cawley say they're dropping the workplace element of the show. Ava's (Maya Rudolph) talk show is canceled, putting her and producer Reagan (Christina Applegate) out of work. Reagan is now a full-time mom, while Chris (Will Arnett) once again becomes the breadwinner. Luka Jones joins the cast as Reagan's brother.- After the show suffers a sizable ratings drop early in the fall, NBC announces the single-camera to multi-camera transition. - As the show's final single-camera... //

Up All Night Season 2 Episode 10 & 11 “First Snow; The Wedding”

Up All  Night  "First Snow; The Wedding" Season 2 Episode 10  & 11 airs Thursday Dec 12 on NBC (8:00-9 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis  First Snow – Regan (Christina Applegate) and Chris’ (Will Arnett) attempt to take Amy to see snow for the first time turns into an unexpected misadventure. Meanwhile, Ava (Maya Rudolph) gets some help from Scott (Luka Jones) when she has trouble planning for Christmas gifts on a budget. Read More... //

'Up All Night' Changes Showrunner In Latest Shakeup

" Up All Night " is having a tumultuous few months. Following the news that the NBC comedy would be put on hiatus while it was retooled from a single-camera show into a multicam sitcom, the series is now changing showrunners , according to The Hollywood Reporter. Series creator Emily Spivey will remain with "UAN," but current showrunner Tucker Cawley is exiting to serve as a consultant producer for "The Mindy Project," to be replaced by "Nurse Jackie" co-creator Linda Wallem. The switch is somewhat surprising, given that Cawley, who was an executive producer on multicam comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond," arguably has more experience with the new format than Wallem. //