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Up All Night: Cheers Writer on Challenges of Switching Formats

It was recently reported that NBC had ordered some additional episodes of Up All Night, their struggling Thursday night sitcom. In addition, the network will be changing the show from a single-camera comedy to a more traditional multi-camera sitcom with a studio audience. Something has to be done or the show will surely be cancelled.

The Odd Couple and Happy Days both made the switch in their early days and those shows got much better. It remains to be seen if the change will help Up All Night.

Emmy-winning writer, director and producer, Ken Levine has worked on legendary shows like M*A*S*H, Cheers, Frasier, Wings, and Everybody Loves Raymond. He’s also written a new book called The Me Generation… By Me (Growing Up in the ’60s).

Anyway, Ken has an excellent blog and has written a very interesting post about the challenges that the cast and crew of Up All Night will face. Check out Ken’s post for his thoughts.

What do you think? Do you think the change will help Up All Night? If you aren’t a fan of the show, will you give the new format a try?

 

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Why Watch November 2, 2012 at 10:46 am

The show never caught on with me and I doubt changing how it is filmed will matter any. Better to change the quality of the show.

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