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Will Arnett joins CBS comedy pilot, effectively ending NBC’s ‘Up All Night’

By Daniel S Levine,

It looks like NBC’s Up All Night is over. Christina Applegate has dropped out, Maya Rudolph is reportedly pregnant and now Will Arnett has joined a CBS comedy pilot from Raising Hope creator Greg Garcia.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Garcia’s comedy is still untitled, but is being called the ‘unauthorized Greg Garcia project.’ Arnett will star as Jack, a divorced man who gets stuck with his parents, who have their own marital issues. Garcia has also created Super Clyde, which will star Rupert Grint.

In the days since Applegate announced her departure, it has looked more and more likely that Up All Night will not finish its second season. Over the weekend, a report from THR revealed that Rudolph is expecting her fourth child with director Paul Thomas Anderson and that CBS was courting Arnett for the Garcia project.

Deadline also reported that the new episodes in front of an audience will likely never go before the cameras. They were going to try to make at least one episode in the multi-camera format, but even that has been scrapped. NBC still hasn't officially said anything about Up All Night's status.

While Arnett remains a popular actor, his shows haven’t had much staying power. The Arrested Development star’s recent shows - Running Wilde and Sit Down Shut Up - have lasted just one season.

 
 

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