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Applegate Quits 'Up All Night'

Feb 8, 2013
Christina Applegate

"Up All Night" actress Christina Applegate says she has quit the U.S. sitcom, which is in its second season.

"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," Deadline.com quoted Applegate as saying. "Working with [producer] 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."

Deadline.com said NBC declined to comment on Applegate's departure and the fate of the show, which co-stars Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph.

The series has been changed from a single-camera to multiple-camera comedy and has undergone numerous personnel changes among the writing and producing staff.

Deadline.com said Applegate initially signed on to the show because she was a new mother learning to juggle family life and career -- much like her character on "Up All Night." However, the series then focused more on the fictionalized TV show where her character worked, making it more of a workplace comedy.



Source: Copyright United Press International 2013


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