Christina Applegate Leaves “Up All Night”

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

 
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.

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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