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Up All Night: As Good As Cancelled?

Up All Night cancelled by NBC?According to THR, NBC is “strongly considering abandoning” their attempts to keep Up All Night alive.

After poor season two ratings, the peacock network decided to try to rework the single camera comedy into a traditional multi-camera sitcom. Since that time, show creator Emily Spivey, showrunner Tucker Cawley, and star Christina Applegate have all left the show.

NBC cut the remaining episode order from five installments to just one — as a test starring only Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph. Now, they’re not even going to make that. But, both stars are still under contract for Up All Night.

Word is however that Arnett is ready to move on, is being courted for a Greg Garcia comedy on CBS, and ABC is interested in him as well.

Rudolph has told NBC that she is pregnant with her fourth child and apparently she’s being courted for new shows as well — including a high-profile project from the peacock network.

Though NBC hasn’t officially said that Up All Night has been cancelled, there seems to be little reason to save it.

It’s never been a ratings success and is the network’s lowest-rated scripted series. The sitcom’s dismal demo matches that of already-cancelled Animal Practice and has even worse viewership. It’s hard to believe that NBC has put this much work into trying to keep it going.

What do you think? Should NBC just “stick a fork in it” and call this show “done?” Will you be sad to see it go?

 

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Reagan March 13, 2013 at 1:44 am

Are you kidding?!! Anyone with a new baby/ toddler can relate to this show! It is hysterical, and Christina Applegate and Will Arnett have the best chemistry. My husband and I miss it terribly. I can’t think of a show I enjoyed more… I even find it more entertaining than Modern Family! Please keep it on the air!

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Why Watch February 20, 2013 at 3:12 pm

This show wasn’t that good last year and it went downhill even more this year. Time to put to bed.

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Rob February 19, 2013 at 5:20 pm

they leave this crap on and cancel awake and other shows with amazing potential

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Jeremy Rynek February 19, 2013 at 4:55 pm

You answered your own question and explained yourself, LOL. It hasn’t been as good this season and it just seems it’s great actors stuck with a dud.

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