The ideas for revamping the once-promising NBC comedy Up All Night just keep getting more insane. Some of the crazier concepts, according to TV Guide? One involves portals, and one involves a show filmed from new showrunner Linda Wallen's and her real-life partner, Melissa Etheridge's, living room. Which is the most insane idea? You decide!
From the article:
[New show-runner Linda] Wallem and the writing staff began brainstorming ideas for the multi-camera version. One pitch placed a portal between the two worlds — the single-cam and multi-cam versions — that only baby Amy could see. Another idea put Wallem and her real-life partner, [Melissa] Etheridge, in front of the camera, perhaps with the action taking place in their living room.
Ultimately, a script was written in which [Christina] Applegate, [Will] Arnett and [Maya] Rudolph played actors portraying the characters Reagan, Chris and Ava on a fictional show called Up All Night. Off the show-within-a-show, Arnett's character would live at home with his mother, and Applegate's would be dating. Rudolph's real-life pregnancy was being written into the storyline — and included a "who's the daddy?" twist.
Considering that Applegate is already gone, and Arnett and Rudolph are likely soon to follow - Arnett has signed on to portray another sitcom dad in Raising Hope creator Greg Garcia's new CBS series, and Rudolph is being approached by networks for a new variety show - NBC really needs to let this show die before things get any crazier.
Though, it probably already entered crazy territory when that plot about "a portal between two worlds" that only the baby could see was pitched.
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