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NBC to axe 'Up All Night' after Christina Applegate exit?

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NBC is reportedly considering axing sitcom Up All Night.

It was announced in October that the show would convert from a single-camera setup to multiple-camera, shot in front of a live audience. Five extra episodes were ordered to end the second season, beginning in spring 2013.

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Applegate and Rudolph in 'Up All Night'

Will Arnett
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Will Arnett



Following lead star Christina Applegate's departure earlier this month due to the announced change, NBC is said to be planning to scrap the show altogether, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The plan to air five episodes in the new style was later changed to a one-episode reboot ahead of its third season.

However, Will Arnett is said to be wanted for a new CBS comedy written by Greg Garcia, which would likely spell the end of the show.

Maya Rudolph has also informed NBC bosses that she is expecting a fourth child. Sources claim that writers may incorporate the pregnancy into the series if needed.

Arnett and Rudolph have yet to be released from their contracts, which are said to be under negotiation.

Up All Night creator Emily Spivey and showrunner Tucker Cawley have already exited, with new showrunner Linda Wallem being hired to reboot the series.

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