'Up All Night' picked up for 3 more episodes, will switch to multi-camera format
"Up All Night" has been picked up for three additional episodes but the sitcom featuring Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph and Will Arnett will undergo some major changes.
The show was picked up for three additional episodes, raising its second season episode count from 13 to 16, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In addition, the show will switch to a multi-camera format, the way "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory" are shot, and film in front of a live studio audience.
"Up All Night" currently shoots in a single-camera format, much like many modern comedies like "30 Rock," "The New Girl," and "Glee."
The industry paper reports the show will go on a three-month hiatus following the 11th episode, which finishes production next week. It will shut down production in order to convert its stages to a multi-camera format. The show will restart production on five multi-camera episodes in February.
The show has gone under changes since the start of the second season. The sitcom dropped the talk-show plot of Maya Rudolph's character Ava and added a brother for Applegate's character in order to move focus more toward the central family of Arnett and Applegate's characters and their daughter.
"Up All Night" will air its final single-camera episodes in December and return to air with multi-camera episodes in April or May.