Christina Applegate is officially departing NBC's comedy UP ALL NIGHT, the actress confirmed to Deadline.
The project, produced by SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's Lorne Michaels, is currently being revamped as a multi-camera sitcom. As of yet, however, none of the newly-formatted episodes have been filmed, the site reports. With one of its stars leaving, the news doesn't bode well for the series.
"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 told Deadline. "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."
Execs aren't abandoning Up All Night altogether, the site reports. According to multiple sources, NBC is on the hunt for a replacement, including FRIENDS' Lisa Kudrow.
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"Up All Night," created by Emily Spivey
(NBC's "Parks and Recreation" and "Saturday Night Live") and executive produced by Lorne Michaels
(NBC's "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock") is an irreverent look at modern Parenthood
through the eyes of a career-minded, Generation X couple who enjoyed a very extended adolescence.
("Samantha Who?") stars as Reagan Brinkley, a former TV producer who is still adjusting to motherhood. Having successfully balanced her roles as career woman, loving wife and new mom, Reagan decides to take a break from working to be the stay-at-home parent as her husband, Chris (Will Arnett
, "Arrested Development"), begins his new business venture. In addition to this restructuring, Reagan must also tend to the needs of her best friend, Ava (Maya Rudolph
, "Saturday Night Live," "Bridesmaids"), who is coping with the recent cancellation of her talk show. As if this weren't enough, Chris enlists Reagan's brother, Scott (Luka Jones, NBC's "Best Friends Forever"), to lend his expertise in starting a contracting firm, adding another cook to this already crazy kitchen.
"Up All Night" is from Universal Television in association with Broadway Video. Along with Michaels and Spivey, Tucker Cawley ("Everybody Loves Raymond," "Men of a Certain Age"), DJ Nash ("Bent," "Traffic Light") and Erin David ("Saturday Night Live") serve as executive producers. Christina Applegate
, Eric Kranzler and Andrew Singer