First, the good news: Up All Night Season 2 will be extended by five episodes and air 16 in total.
Now, the very unusual news: the Christina Applegate/Will Arnett sitcom will go on a three-month hiatus following episode number-11 and return in the spring... in an entirely new format.
NBC has announced that the series will move from single-camera format to multi-camera, meaning it will be shot in front of a live studio audience when it returns in the spring.
"This was an idea we and [executive producer Lorne Michaels] came to in order to infuse the show with more energy,” said NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. “We know what the multi-camera audience does for the live episodes of 30 Rock, plus after seeing both [Up All Night co-stars] Maya [Rudolph] and Christina [Applegate] do SNL within the past few months, we knew we had the kind of performers - Will Arnett included - who love the reaction from a live audience.
"We think we can make a seamless tradition to the new format. Also, we’re committed to the multi-camera form and this will give us another show to consider for next season in this new format.”
What do you make us this unprecedented move, TV Fanatics?