Christina Applegate leaving "Up All Night"

Just as NBC was revamping the comedy series


Prachi Gupta
February 9, 2013 3:50AM (UTC)

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."

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NBC has not yet commented on Applegate's departure.


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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