Report: NBC's Up All Night switches to multi-cam format
Oct 29 2012 02:57 pm ET
Variety reported Monday NBC's struggling sophomore comedy Up All Night will go on a three-month hiatus mid-season and will reconfigure itself as a multi-camera comedy with live audience.
Up All Night, which stars Christina Applegate and Will Arnett as new parents in their mid-30s, was a critical-yet-underrated darling last season when it aired on Wednesday nights. Since moving to Thursday's this season, the show has not found an audience and would be on the verge of cancellation if NBC were not also losing 30 Rock at mid-season.
According to Variety's article, the 11th episode of the season, schedule to air in December, will be the last episode filmed in single-camera format. The show's stage will be reconfigured for three-camera production and a live studio audience. The show is expected to go back into production in February for five episodes to round out the season.
As for what will occupy the show's timeslot come January is anyone's guess. Community is in indefinite hiatus, but NBC may shuffle in one of its freshman comedies instead in an attempt to jump start the night.
Mike McComb – TVLatest.com
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