02/12/2013 08:45 pm ET Updated Feb 13, 2013

'Up All Night' Reduces Multi-Camera Episode Order, Will Film Without Christina Applegate

Just when you thought "Up All Night" had hit rock bottom, the NBC comedy was dealt another blow this week, with Deadline reporting that the show's episode order has been cut from five down to one.

The news comes days after the departure of star Christina Applegate, who left the series after the controversial decision to switch from a single-camera comedy to a multi-camera setup filmed in front of a live studio audience.

"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.”

Creator and executive producer Emily Spivey left the show last month, after the comedy brought on new showrunner Linda Wallem to replace Tucker Cawley for Season 3.

"Up All Night's" multicam episode will be directed by James Burrows (who has filmed everything from "Cheers" to "Will and Grace"). Applegate will not appear, but it has yet to be confirmed whether NBC will attempt to recast her role or simply write the character out.

Will you still watch "Up All Night" without Applegate, or do you think the series should be cancelled?

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