On Saturday, we reported that at least one of the only two stars attached to this NBC project, which has already lost its creator Emily Spivey and actress Christina Applegate, is reportedly uncomfortable pushing forward with the show due to all of the changes and a new multi-camera format that has not really worked out well. Now, we’ve also learned (per The Hollywood Reporter) that star Maya Rudolph is expecting her fourth child with husband Paul Thomas Anderson.
For the working mom, what this really means is just that her busy life has managed to just get that much busier. As for what it means for “Up All Night,” that is a little bit more unclear. Depending on just how far along Rudolph is in her pregnancy, she would need some time off in the fall, when the show would feasibly return if the network decides to give a reboot a go. This would mean ultimately having to find a multitude of actors that could handle the show without both her and Applegate around, and considering that the ratings for the series were very low in the fall, this just doesn’t seem altogether feasible.
If this was any other network, “Up All Night” surely would have been canceled already; but strangely, NBC has made the move to keep it around for as long as they possibly can. While we don’t see Rudolph’s pregnancy as being the nail in the coffin, it will probably be mentioned whenever the show is officially canceled.
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