The NBC Comedy series “Up All Night”, already struggling in the ratings, will have to contend with the departure of one of its stars, actress Christina Applegate, who has announced that she is leaving the show, produced by “Saturday Night Live” veteran Lorne Michaels.
Applegate explains that since the show is taking a new direction from the one she originally signed up for, she felt that it was time for her to move onto other projects before resuming taping of the sitcom which co-starred Applegate with fellow comic Will Arnett.
She praised Michaels and thanked him for the opportunity of allowing her to fulfill one of her long-time dreams working on the series and extended good wishes to everyone associated with the show.
Applegate wrote: “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.
Filming on the series shut down last fall to undergo a three-month retooling and had planned to film five new episodes starting this month in front of a live audience.