Deadline is reporting that Christina Applegate, star of NBC's comedy "Up All Night," is quitting unexpectedly:
"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. “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 I wish them the best always."
The sophomore comedy was in the middle of a major revamp and will have to scramble to find a star to replace Applegate; some sources point to "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow, while others have told Deadline that "the show is now dead."
NBC has not yet commented on Applegate's departure.