Christina Applegate Quits Up All Night, Citing Creative Differences
Things are not looking "up" for a certain NBC sitcom.
Christina Applegate has shockingly announced that she is leaving her sitcom Up All Night, according to Deadline.
The sitcom, which also co-stars Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph, is currently in the middle of its second season, having already aired 11 episodes this 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,” she explains.
“Working with Lorne Michaels has been a dream come true, and I am grateful he brought me into his TV family," Christina continues. "I will miss the cast, producers, and crew, and wish them the best always.”
The show, which is about Christina and Will's characters raising a baby, has endured a staggering amount of upheaval since its debut. The series' creator left the show last month, and the show has had three different head writers during its short lifespan.
The most recent creative change involved the show deciding in October to transition into a multi-camera sitcom in front of a live audience, as it was struggling in the ratings.
Rumor has it that NBC hopes to continue the show without Christina, and Friends star Lisa Kudrow is being discussed as a possible replacement. Meanwhile, Christina is currently filming the movie Anchorman 2.
At any rate, it sounds like the behind-the-scenes drama of this show is wackier than anything going on in front of the camera!