Up All Night Gets A New Showrunner Ahead Of Its Switch To Multi-Camera Format
NBC comedy series Up All Night has already experienced a showrunner change in the series' relatively young existence, so news that it's receiving another one seems far less surprising by comparison to word that the single-camera comedy is shifting to a multi-camera format. The latter piece of news broke earlier this fall and today comes word that Linda Wallem stepping in to run the series.
Created by Emily Spivey, Up All Night stars Christina Applegate and Will Arnett as new parents, with Maya Rudolph playing a TV talk show host who's Applegate's best friend. Deadline announced the news of the showrunner change, stating that Nurse Jackie co-creator Linda Wallem will take over the role of the comedy, filling the shoes of Tucker Cawley, who began running the NBC series at the start of its second season. Given the format change, it doesn't seem especially surprising that the showrunner would also change. Regardless, hopefully this alteration is for the better. Wallem certainly has a solid list of TV credits under her belt. In addition to Showtime's Nurse Jackie, she's also written for That '70s Show, Cybill and HBO's underrated (and unfortunately cancelled-too-soon) comedy The Comeback. It should be interesting to see what she does with Up All Night.
The series' format change was announced back in October, and at that time, we also learned that the comedy received an increased episode order from thirteen episodes for Season 2 to sixteen. There are three more episodes to air in 2012 (Eps. 9-11), one of which will air tonight, with the other two airing next Thursday, after which the show will go on hiatus and come back at some point during the spring to finish its second season in its new live audience format.
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