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Christina Applegate Quits 'Up All Night' Due To Creative Differences

February 9th, 2013 11:30am EST
Up All Night
Christina Applegate is no longer interested in staying "Up All Night." The actress is quitting the NBC sitcom and made the announcement official on Friday by releasing a statement to Deadline.com.
 
She wrote, "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. I will miss the cast, producers and crew, and wish them the best always."
 
Reports indicate that Applegate's departure is linked to the show's plans to switch from a single-camera format to multi-camera filming an...
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2012 Television Premiere Dates

September 8th, 2012 9:45am EDT
The Voice
It's that time of year again. Television fans have appointments with their couches as the fall season kicks off this month with tons of returning favorites and new shows. DVRs will be working overtime as viewers record their must-see-TV programs and talk about them later at the watercooler.

Check out the premiere dates of the new season (brand new shows are indicated with italics and by *). All times are eastern unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, September 10
The Voice 8 p.m. NBC

Tuesday, September 11
Go On 9 p.m. NBC *
The New Normal 9:30 p.m. NBC *
Parenthood 10 p.m. NBC

Wednesday, ...
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NBC Hopes More Comedies, Expanded 'Voice' Will Help Turn Around The Network

May 14th, 2012 9:35am EDT
Matthew Perry Go On
Yesterday NBC announced its 2012-13 primetime schedule, which includes several new comedies and a few more dramas.

Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, explained, "We've taken a few first steps toward a turnaround over this past season and now we're seeing a real opportunity to accelerate that process. We've got a lineup of new shows that will really get people to sit up and take notice.

"And with the Olympics coming this summer and two nights of 'The Voice' in the fall, we've also got the tools we need to give our shows the kind of launch they deserve."

Highlights include a...
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'The Proposals'

April 13th, 2012 3:27pm EDT
Up All Night
When I first saw in the previews for the "Up All Night" season finale that Kevin returns to propose to Ava, which prompts Chris to RE-propose to Reagan, I let out an audible groan. However, by the end of "The Proposals," I may have let out an audible sniffle or two. And there may have been something in my eye, causing it to leak fluid. Let's get this straight: I WAS NOT CRYING. But I will admit that, for a somewhat flawed episode, it managed to end on a truly sweet note that acted as an antidote to my elevated levels of cynicism.

When Chris and Reagan recount their engagement story to ...
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'Baby Fever'

March 16th, 2012 11:53am EDT
Up All Night
Just as I was starting to think that Will Arnett might never again be objectified for my viewing pleasure, the "Up All Night" writers came to the rescue! This week, we got to see Chris in the tub, in a towel and in his undies. And even though it was only a C-grade episode as a whole, I'm grading this one on a curve since it featured Arnett 1) in various states of undress and 2) uttering a classic Gob-ism.

The problem with this episode was that each of the three main characters had a separate storyline, and while there were times when they meshed to make some good moments (Chris and Reaga...
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'Couple Friends'

March 12th, 2012 7:23am EDT
Up All Night
Although “Up All Night” took a bit of a wrong turn with last week’s “New Boss,” it quickly got back on track with this Thursday's "Couple Friends," which finds the Brinkleys on the hunt for that titular twosome they can actually tolerate.

It's established in the cold open (in which Reagan and Chris futilely try to pump themselves up to go dubstepping with some hipster pals) that the Brinkleys are in desperate need of another age-appropriate couple to hang out with. Obviously, Gene and Terry are not an option. But it's while at that very boring duo's house for a neighborhood crime watch ...
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'New Boss'

March 2nd, 2012 1:04pm EST
Up All Night
After a string of really well-written episodes (including last week’s “First Birthday,” which must have been so good that I forgot to recap it), “Up All Night” hit a snag with last night’s “New Boss.” While there were some funny moments – mostly thanks to Will Arnett’s awkward attempts at machismo – the story was all over the place and never managed to really go anywhere.

The first red flag signaling that this is a poorly scripted episode is the announcement that Kevin (Jason Lee) moved to Idaho for a new job – an important tidbit that was revealed so matter-of-factly that I started to w...
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'The Help' Dominated NAACP Awards While Stars Honored Whitney Houston

February 18th, 2012 9:55am EST
The Help
Critically-acclaimed drama "The Help" was the toast of the 2012 NAACP Image Awards on Friday after landing three top honors.

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling book of the same name was crowned Outstanding Motion Picture, seeing off competition from "Pariah," "Tower Heist," "Jumping the Broom" and "The First Grader."

Viola Davis scooped the Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture prize, while her co-star Octavia Spencer was presented with the Outstanding Supporting Actress award at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) ceremony in Los A...
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'Travel Day'

February 17th, 2012 2:36pm EST
Up All Night
People, “Up All Night” has definitely found a groove. When it first joined NBC’s Thursday night lineup, I was a little cranky about it because it came at the expense of “Community.” And although I still miss “Community” something fierce, I’ve stopped expecting “Up All Night” to fill that show’s ridiculously big clown shoes, and just focus on its solid writing, cute-as-hell baby and charismatic cast. And then of course there’s Will Arnett. I’ve gone back and forth on this issue, but I think I’ve finally made a decision: he’s sexier than Joel McHale. There, I’ve said it. It’s official. Is h...
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'Day After Valentine's Day'

February 10th, 2012 11:56am EST
Up All Night
I’m starting to notice something about “Up All Night.” None of the plots are terribly clever, yet it manages to be inoffensive at worst and laugh-out-loud funny at best. How does that work? Is it great writing, or is it the actors who bring that writing to life? After seeing last night’s episode, I’m still not completely sure. Even though the writers came up with one of this series’ most clichéd plots, there were a lot of really well-written moments and hilarious quotes. And Will Arnett, Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph and Jason Lee did a fantastic job of bringing the funny, making this ...
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'Preschool Auction'

February 3rd, 2012 1:02pm EST
Up All Night
“Up All Night” continued its trend of casting great guest stars (Molly Shannon, Megan Mullally and, coming soon, The Fonz!) this week by bringing Dean Winters in to play Chris’s competitive brother, Casey. Since Will Arnett is especially delightful in “Look at me, baby, I’m a real man” mode, giving Chris a brother who can play that role just as well, while feeding Chris’s insecurities was a great move by the show’s writers.

In addition to sibling rivalry, “Preschool Auction” focused on Reagan’s obsession with getting Amy accepted to Little Nudge Academy, the best adorably named, petting ...
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'New Year's Eve'

January 13th, 2012 2:03pm EST
Up All Night
“Up All Night” debuted in its Thursday night post-“Office” slot and proved what we kind of all already knew: it’s more than a worthy replacement for the abysmal “Whitney,” but not nearly good enough to make up for the loss of “Community.” That doesn’t mean I’ve stopped liking the show. I’ll happily eat the hamburger, but I’m still gonna be pissed that the filet mignon in unicorn sauce was taken off the menu. Aaaaanyway…this is the last time I’ll whip out the “Community” comparisons. It’s not really fair. Well, unless it’s being compared to “Parks and Recreation,” which is just as brilliant....
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'First Christmas'

December 8th, 2011 10:07am EST
Up All Night
This week, “Up All Night” rolled out its first Christmas episode. In the context of the series, and compared to sitcom Christmas episodes in general, it was a success.

When Chris and Reagan stroll Amy by Gene and Terry’s pimped-out “Winter Wonderland” yard display, the adorable toddler lights up like Rudolph’s nose. (The reindeer, not Maya.) Upon seeing this, Reagan decides to deck her own halls to make Amy happy, despite her aversion to overblown holiday decorations. Of course, this brings Reagan’s OCD-ness (which was in full effect last week) raging to the surface. Reagan’s mom, Angie ...
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Happy 40th Birthday Christina Applegate

November 25th, 2011 7:30pm EST
Christina Applegate
Not only is she gorgeous, hilarious and down to Earth - Christina Applegate looks damn good for turning the big 40 today! Best known for playing Kelly Bundy, the dumb blonde, on the FOX sitcom Married...with Children, Christina has surpassed any stereotype she may have earned from that role and turned her career into a very successful one. Growing up in Hollywood with a producer father and an actress mother definitely helped out her career but Christina made a name for herself, independent from her parents. Although she did make her television debut with her mother on Days of Our Lives, her...
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'Hiring and Firing'

November 17th, 2011 11:24am EST
Up All Night on NBC
Since the news broke that the Schmitties at NBC decided to handle the return of “30 Rock” by pulling “Community” (aka the best show on TV) from its mid-season lineup, a lot of anger has been directed (deservedly) at “Whitney,” which will get a move to Wednesday instead of a much-needed mercy killing, and (not-so-deservedly) "Up All Night," which will take the Thursday, 9:30 pm timeslot. Although I’m pretty irritated about the “Community” debacle, my fondness for “Up All Night” (and especially my fondness for Will Arnett) has led me to defend it to the many who hate it. So, I was really hopi...
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'First Night Away'

November 10th, 2011 9:19am EST
Jason Lee and Maya Rudolph in
Since my only real complaint about "Up All Night" has been that Ava's storylines often feel like they're part of a completely different show (a problem that the show has been gradually fixing), I have to give two big thumbs up to this week's episode for how it seamlessly integrates Ava into Chris and Reagan's story. Or maybe it's the other way around. Yes, "First Night Away" is also the first night that Maya Rudolph gets to be the star, while Will Arnett and Christina Applegate stand just on the edge of the spotlight, looking cute and making out a lot. And you know what? I'm surprisingly fi...
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Nick Cannon Talks His 'Mr. Showbiz' DVD, TV, Radio And Marrying His Celeb Crush

November 2nd, 2011 2:00pm EDT
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Actor, host, comedian, father, radio vee-jay and entrepreneur Nick Cannon is juggling many hats in his busy life but always seems to have a big smile and a positive attitude towards life. Maybe it’s because he’s married to the gorgeous Mariah Carey and has two of the cutest babies in the world. Whatever it is, Nick is an amazing role model and inspiration to anyone who wants to make it in the industry- he and Ryan Seacrest seem to be taking over everything and anything entertainment. The thirty- one year old chatted with us about his life, being a father and husband and his new stand-up com...
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Fall TV: The So-So, The Bad And The Ugly

October 28th, 2011 11:00am EDT
The X Factor
Thanksgiving is a few short weeks away, and before you slice into those turkeys, let’s take a look back at the new TV shows that are thriving and those that don’t have a Thanksgiving prayer. We’ll break it down by category.

Modest Hits

(We would have had a full-on “Hits” category, but there are certainly no runaways so far.) FOX’s ‘New Girl’ can be deemed a first-season success. The Zooey Deschanel comedy was the first fall series to earn a full season pickup, and for good reason: Its ratings are better than lead-in ‘Glee’ and it’s frequently tops on Tuesdays in 18-49. To date it’s ave...
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'Birth'

October 20th, 2011 9:17am EDT
Christina Applegate and Will Arnett in
As its title suggests, the latest episode of "Up All Night" takes us back 18 months to the events surrounding little Amy Brinkley's introduction to the world. The poop jokes are in place, as is the requisite birthing video-viewing-turns-to-horror scene. As an episode of a comedy series, it's not the strongest installment, but as a device to make viewers care more about the characters and their relationships, it works quite well. And shucks, it's just sweet.

"Birth" also helps to paint Ava in a more sympathetic light. Sure, she's a self-obsessed freak, but she's also a lost little girl ev...
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'Mr. Bob's Toddler Kaleidoscope'

October 13th, 2011 9:14am EDT
Christina Applegate and Will Arnett in
Even though the latest episode of "Up All Night" was filmed well before last week's recap, it somehow managed to address many of the issues I felt were keeping the show from being as good as it could be. As a result, this week's episode is the strongest so far.

Last week, I suggested that "Up All Night" needed to focus more on Chris and Reagan's relationships—with each other and with their baby—and dial back Ava's over-the-top storylines so that they mesh better with the rest of the show. "Mr. Bob's Toddler Kaleidoscope" does just that by giving Reagan and Ava storylines that mirror eac...
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'New Car'

October 6th, 2011 9:06am EDT
Like all new parents, Chris and Reagan Brinkley have been dealing with a lot of changes—both as a couple and as individuals. So far, "Up All Night" has focused on the resulting inner turmoil, like the fear of no longer being cool, the struggle to keep passion alive in their relationship, and just the general panic that comes with the responsibility of caring for a tiny human being. This week's episode steers away from the emotional and into the superficial, as Chris tries to convince Reagan to give up her other baby, a sweet (and impractical) BMW convertible.

Perhaps this decision is so...
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NBC Cancels 'Playboy Club,' Gives Full Season Pickups To 'Up All Night' & 'Whitney'

October 4th, 2011 1:38pm EDT
The Playboy Club
NBC has canceled the first show of the 2011 season: "The Playboy Club" is kaput. On Monday night the series attracted only 3.4 million viewers. The show centered on the bunnies who worked at the famous 1960s hotspot and involved the murder of a mob boss.

On the flip side, NBC has picked up the new comedies "Up All Night" and "Whitney" for the remainder of the 2011-12 season.

"Up All Night" is an irreverent look at modern parenthood. Christina Applegate stars as Reagan Brinkley: loving wife, successful career woman, life of the party and, most recently, mom. Determined not to compromise he...
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'Up All Night' Recap: 'Working Late and Working It'

September 29th, 2011 8:13am EDT
Will Arnett and Will Forte in
When we last caught up with the Brinkleys, they were preoccupied with maintaining their coolness. On this week's "Up All Night," Chris starts to wonder where sexy went and tries to persuade Reagan to bring it back.

The latest episode centers around what seems to be an indisputable fact of family life: babies are tiny, evil sex vampires. Just like cats steal your breath, babies sap your will to do the nasty. Chris begins to realize this when he makes Reagan a romantic dinner (gnocchi - nature's most powerful aphrodisiac), which fails to get her in the mood but succeeds in getting her to...
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'Up All Night' Recap: Cool Neighbors

September 22nd, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Up All Night
In last week’s review of the charming but average “Up All Night” pilot, I assured everyone that “the big laughs will come soon enough.” So, is the second episode soon enough for you?

“Cool Neighbors” cleverly examines the question that eventually plagues every thirtysomething: “When did I stop being cool?” The episode works so well because when we all point and laugh at the Brinkleys’ uncoolness, there are three fingers pointing right back at us, reminding us that it’s probably well past time we take that Mighty Mighty Bosstones cassette out of our tape decks and finally download the War...
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'Up All Night' Recap: Pilot

September 15th, 2011 9:17am EDT
Ah, the fall TV season is upon us. If you're anything like me, you're rejoicing at the return of current favorites and contemplating whether you have room in your already embarrassingly jam-packed viewing schedule for one or more new series. These decisions are never easy for me because I don't believe in one-night stands. If I decide to give a new show a shot, I'm fully aware that the first date will probably be average at best, and that it may take a few weeks to really get into a groove. There's a certain level of commitment there. And I always worry that I'm going to commit to the wrong...
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TV Spotlight: Watch 'Up All Night' Tonight, Starring Christina Applegate & Will Arnett

September 14th, 2011 8:00am EDT
Up All Night
Some of our favorite TV stars are back on the small screen this season, including Christina Applegate ("Samantha Who?" and "Married...With Children") and Will Arnett ("Arrested Development").

The duo stars in NBC's new comedy "Up All Night," a series about balancing work, marriage and a new baby.

Applegate stars as Reagan, a successful public relations executive, and Arnett plays Chris, Reagan's supportive, stay-at-home husband. The two have just become parents.

Maya Rudolph plays Ava, Reagan’s outlandish boss and best friend, and James Pumphrey portrays Brian, Reagan’s socially awkward ...
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Five Must-See Shows Premiering This September

September 7th, 2011 10:00am EDT
ringer
1. Sept 13 - Ringer (CW, Tues 9/8c)
Reasons to get excited: Sarah Michelle Gellar (times two)

“The Ringer” is about twins. Bridget is a recovering alcoholic on the run from the mob after witnessing a murder. She takes refuge with her twin sister Siobhan, but when Siobhan goes missing and Bridget takes over her life, Bridget realizes that Siobhan’s world isn’t as picture-perfect as it seemed. It also stars Sarah Michelle Gellar (and Sarah Michelle Gellar); marking her first starring television role since “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Yeah. It’s monumental.

What intrigues me about this show i...
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Fall 2011 TV Premiere Dates

September 6th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Two and a Half Men
Labor Day is over, signaling the unofficial end of summer and the start of the new TV season. While television is somewhat entertaining during June, July, and August, it's the fall debuts that many TV addicts anticipate.

Next week the networks start rolling out new and returning series, kicking off with "90210" and "Ringer" on the CW on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Check out the list below to see when your favorites air:

Tuesday, September 13
8 pm 90210 CW
9 pm Ringer (NEW!) CW
10 pm Parenthood NBC

Wednesday, September 14
8 pm H8R CW
8 pm Survivor: South Pacific CBS
9 pm America’s Next Top Mode...
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New Fall TV Series: Our Top 10 Picks

August 24th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Pan Am
Every fall TV season has its share of surprise successes and bumbling disappointments. For every buzzed-about newbie (‘Desperate Housewives’) that turns into a hit, there’s an ‘Eastwick’ or ‘Running Wilde.’

But that’s part of the fun, right? Sometimes, you’ve got to take a chance on a show that could be the year’s new hit and Emmy winner.

There are a lot of prospects for this Fall, and some are more promising than others. Here, though, are the Top 10 we’re most looking forward to – keeping in mind we haven’t seen these ahead of time. These are in no particular order.

-‘Pam Am’ – ABC
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Fall 2011 TV Preview: New Shows You Don't Want To Miss (Video)

July 26th, 2011 3:56pm EDT
Pan Am
Before you know it, summer will be on its way out, and fall will be in. The good news? There are plenty of new TV shows you're not going to want to miss in the upcoming season. Check out some of our quick picks from the networks this season:

NBC

Maria Bello plays a tough cop on a male force in the crime drama "Prime Suspect." Christina Applegate joins Will Arnett as a young couple with a baby in "Up All Night."

The CW

It's the season of the witch! "The Secret Circle" comes from the creator of "The Vampire Diaries." Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to her TV roots to star in "Ringer." And...
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