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'Up All Night' Future In Question: NBC Could Cancel Comedy

02/17/2013 12:17 pm ET

"Up All Night" could just fade away into the good night. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC may just cancel the comedy instead of producing one episode with in a multi-camera format.

The comedy starring Christina Applegate, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph was originally a single camera show about new parents. NBC announced plans to make it a multi-camera series about a struggling TV show in October. At the time, five episodes were to be produced.

In December, showrunner Tucker Cawley left and Linda Wallem was announced as his replacement. But the changes didn't stop there. In early February, Christina Applegate announced she was leaving the series.

“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 said in a statement. “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."

NBC planned to continue the series and possibly recast Applegate, but shortly after her departure was announced NBC reduced the multi-camera episode order to one.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has not released Arnett and Rudolph from their contracts, despite the two getting new pilot offers. Additionally, Rudolph is reportedly pregnant with her fourth child, something that may be written into the series ... if the show goes forward.

Tell us: Should NBC just cancel "Up All Night"?

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