NBC’s Up All Night is getting a full-on makeover this spring, when the NBC sitcom will transition from its current single-camera format to a multi-camera, live audience formula.
The series will continue airing through mid-December, after which it will go on hiatus until April or May 2013. Season 2 is slated to be 16 episodes long: We’ll get 11 before the break and five more when it returns.
"This was an idea we and [executive producer] Lorne [Michaels] came to in order to infuse the show with more energy," NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement (via TV Guide). "We know what the multi-camera audience does for the live episodes of 30 Rock, plus after seeing both 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."