The news, which was first reported by Deadline, comes as the series is in the midst of a re-tooling which was set to see the series switch from a single-camera set up to a multi-camera one and provide a greater balance between the work and home life of the characters. I hear that Applegate’s departure was due to creative differences and that NBC is carefully considering whether or not to continue with the planned 5 episode shoot that was set to go before cameras this month and air on the network in April or May.
Up All Night was created by Emily Spivey and tells the story of Reagan Brinkley, a producer on a daytime talk show who has to juggle between her career as a producer and being a new mother, with the help of her stay at home husband. Up All Night stars Christina Applegate as Reagan Brinkley, Will Arnett as Chris Brinkley and Maya Rudolph as Ava. The series is produced by Broadway Video and Universal Television, with Emily Spivey, Lorne Michaels and Erin David serving as executive producers. Linda Wallem is the showrunner, having replaced Tucker Cawley who departed the series when the decision was made to switch to a multi-cam format.