Christina Applegate Leaves “Up All Night”

Star says she didn’t like the creative direction the show was taking

By on February 9th, 2013 10:51 GMT

Christina Applegate has left the building. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress announces that she’s done with “Up All Night,” the NBC series in which she was playing one of the two leads.

Above is a trailer for the first season of the show.

The novelty of “Up All Night” consisted in being a single-camera comedy without a live audience. NBC had announced that this would change, that it was being turned into a multi-camera show with a live audience.

Applegate is not ok with that and she’s taking her cue from series creator Emily Spivey, who also left the show for the same reason.

“It's been a great experience working on Up All Night, but the show has taken a different creative direction, and I decided it was best for me to move on to other endeavors,” Applegate says.

“Working with Lorne Michaels has been a dream come true, and I am grateful he brought me into his TV family. I will miss the cast, producers and crew and wish them the best always,” the actress adds.

“Up All Night” was supposed to go into production this month, with an April-May return date to the small screen. No word yet on what will happen with the show now.

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