Back when NBC’s Up All Night got picked up for a second season, there was a caveat. The focus would shift from The Ava Show and Raegan’s (Christina Applegate) workplace to spend more time focusing on the family life. As if that change wasn’t enough, NBC decided to take a break during season two to convert the struggling (and underrated) sitcom from single camera to multi-camera, similar to the way shows like The Big Bang Theory film.
Well, more change is afoot for the Brinkleys. Emily Spivey, series creator, is departing the comedy. The show has entered a three month winter hiatus as production on five episodes begins in February with a new studio audience and multi-camera format. The season’s total will then come to 16 episodes, with the option for more considering how the new format turns.
As to how this will affect the series, it isn’t clear. It’s a good thing Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph and Will Arnett are arguably irreplaceable.
No premiere date is set for the remainder of Season 2. The show will likely return in April.