Following its recent and numerous troubles, NBC's Up All Night might be nearing the end of its run.
According to Deadline, the network has axed the number of revamped, multi-camera episodes it would order for the show's second season from five to one. The news comes only days after series star Christina Applegate announced that she would not be returning to film any additional episodes, and a month after series creator Emily Spivey voluntarily walked away.
The single multi-cam episode is set to be helmed by James Burrows in front of a live audience, with remaining stars Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph leading the cast. NBC is still reportedly courting other actresses to replace Applegate, including FRIENDS' Lisa Kudrow.
NBC has not yet commented on their decision.
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"Up All Night," created by 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?") formerly starred 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