Read This: The plan to save Up All Night almost involved a magical portal only the baby could see

NBC’s continued—and continually ill-advised—attempt to keep Up All Night alive is the sort of showbiz boondoggle that cries out for a Devil’s Candy-style treatment detailing each network-mandated misstep and instance of executive-producer-meddling in excruciating detail. Until some bold journalist steps forth with…

Provided Maya Rudolph can get out of Up All Night, she'd like to host her own variety show 

Clearly confident that safety standards will prevent NBC from forcing a pregnant lady to ride the broken rollercoaster that is Up All Night much longer, Maya Rudolph is said to be looking to create and star in an old-fashioned variety show, the kind where constant change is an integral part of the entertainment, not a…

Will Arnett attempts escape to CBS sitcom, despite still being trapped within Up All Night's mangled body

Continuing NBC’s cruel, Johnny Got His Gun-like experiment on Up All Night—which, despite losing most of its limbs and its face, the network is determined to keep alive out of some mad, patriotic fervor—Will Arnett has signed on to star in Greg Garcia’s new CBS sitcom, yet still Up All Night has not been allowed to…

Up All Night now being retooled as a show where Maya Rudolph is pregnant, so everyone should just quit already

Offering proof that executive producer positions begin at conception, the latest input on Up All Night’s ceaseless creative reimagining comes from Maya Rudolph’s unborn fetus, who has now suggested NBC retool the beleaguered sitcom as a show where Maya Rudolph is pregnant so fuck it, everyone should just quit. The…

NBC at the TCA winter press tour: NBC is still NBC; fortunately, so is everybody else

Here is a brief list of shows you may care about that were not mentioned once, by questioners or NBC executives, during Sunday morning's NBC executive session at the winter Television Critics Association press tour: Parks & Recreation, 30 Rock, The Office, Community. If you expand that to shows you may care about that…

The Big Bang Theory: “The Habitation Configuration”

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After last week’s light but insubstantial episode, The Big Bang Theory delivers one of its best half-hours of the season with “The Habitation Configuration,” focusing on the Sheldon/Amy and Howard/Bernadette relationships for a story that makes significant forward movement for these characters. I didn’t care for last…

More hurricane mess: NBC replaces Thursday comedies with a repeat of The Voice, moves 30 Rock to Wednesday

It looks as though the effects of Hurricane Sandy will ripple through Wednesday and Thursday's TV programming, as well as tonight's: NBC has announced that it will broadcast a repeat of Monday's episode of The Voice—which was preempted in many major markets by storm coverage—on Thursday night, replacing all scheduled…

In a bid for all the retooling, Up All Night will become a multi-camera sitcom

NBC’s Up All Night underwent some considerable retooling between its first and second seasons, abandoning one of its settings (thus wiping the existence of a “Nick Cannon” from viewers’ minds) in an attempt to alleviate creator Emily Spivey and her writing staff of the feeling they were simultaneously making a…