Ultimately, a script was written in which Applegate, Arnett and Rudolph played actors portraying the characters Reagan, Chris and Ava on a fictional show called Up All Night. Off the show-within-a-show, Arnett’s character would live at home with his mother, and Applegate’s would be dating. Rudolph’s real-life pregnancy was being written into the storyline — and included a “who’s the daddy?” twist.

What. I want to see that version.

Put it to bed NBC.

What?! This is actually insane. I’m not sure if anything like this has ever happened before. Will definitely check it out once it’s made the switch. So bizarre.

'Happy Days' is the most famous example of this transition, but NBC did it with Julia Louis Dreyfus' failed 'Watching Ellie' in 2003 as well.

That’s good news. Might be enough to draw me back to the show.

comedynerdsunited:

NBC’s super awesome Super Bowl commercial. 

Straight up 80s style network propaganda for a flailing 4th place but damn, if it wasn’t charming as hell. Watch for Ron Swanson alone.

(Source: leslimargheritas)

You win some, you lose some. I still contest that having Whitney on the air is better than Outsourced.

nickdivers replied to your post: AdAge says that “Up All Night” is doing well, with 7.4+ million viewers. If those numbers hold up, how will Will (heh) Arnett be able to do both UAN and Arrested Development, even if it still is a couple of years off?

It depends. Most of the time they like letting their star get cross-promotion. In this case, with renewed interest in Will, it will do more to bring new viewers to UAN than turn them away. Think about what Carrell’s movies did for The Office!

imwithkanye replied to your post: AdAge says that “Up All Night” is doing well, with 7.4+ million viewers. If those numbers hold up, how will Will (heh) Arnett be able to do both UAN and Arrested Development, even if it still is a couple of years off?

Hurtwitz hinted at the festival that each episode will center around a different character from the series so that they aren’t required to be on set as often. hollywoodreporter.com/news/arrested-development-5-things-know-series-return-243081

True facts.

NBC was successful in giving its new comedies an America’s Got Talent boost. Up All Night scored 10.9 million viewers, while Free Agents bottomed out (in both ratings and quality) at 6.3 million.

Assume the numbers will only decrease when the comedies arrive at their normal 8 pm time slot next Wednesday. 

Meanwhile, the loathsome H8R on the CW managed 1.4 million. 

Microreview: Up All Night
Very promising pilot if a little disjointed. Once they figure out the workplace element and how to make Maya Rudolph’s character more than an amusing sideshow they could really have something. There’s a lot of talent at play here, from the cast to the creator to the production team (Lorne Michael’s name is on it), but the pilot may have fallen victim to too much studio and network meddling. There’s enough good to remain cautiously optimistic.

Microreview: Up All Night

Very promising pilot if a little disjointed. Once they figure out the workplace element and how to make Maya Rudolph’s character more than an amusing sideshow they could really have something. There’s a lot of talent at play here, from the cast to the creator to the production team (Lorne Michael’s name is on it), but the pilot may have fallen victim to too much studio and network meddling. There’s enough good to remain cautiously optimistic.

Between this and the key art today, I’m starting to doubt the Will Arnett/Christina Applegate/Maya Rudolph lead show.

Key Art/Poster: Up All Night
First Look: NBC Unveils Ket Art For Playboy Club, Grimm, Prime Suspect, Whitney and More | TVLine

In the pilot Rudolph and Christina Applegate were coworkers at a public relations firm, now NBC exec Robert Greenblatt is saying that Rudolph will be, “a larger-than-life talk show host, and Christina will play her producer.”

That’ll either be brilliant or terrible.