'Up All Night' Creator Emily Spivey Exits Series

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'Up All Night' Creator Emily Spivey Exits Series
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'Up All Night' Creator Emily Spivey Exits Series

Up All Night creator Emily Spivey has become the latest casualty of the NBC comedy.

Ahead of its reboot from a single- to multicamera series, the creator of the sophomore vehicle has opted to part ways with the second-year comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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Spivey's exit comes a month after showrunner Tucker Crawley was replaced by Nurse Jackie's Linda Wallem as NBC and studio Universal Television opted to make some creative changes to the struggling Christina Applegate-Will Arnett-Maya Rudolph series at its midseason point.

Crawley, for his part, replaced original showrunner Jon Pollack. The former departed in December to work as a consulting producer on Fox's The Mindy Project, which is produced by Universal Media Studios.

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The modestly rated Up All Night will resume production in February, after a three-month hiatus, with three additional episodes tacked on to its initial order of 16. At that time, the Lorne Michaels-produced comedy will transition from singlecamera to a generally cheaper and often broader multicamera format, a process that has entailed building new soundstages to be able to film the series in front of a live studio audience.

Up All Night will return to NBC in April or May. The creative change marks the second for the comedy this year after the Rudolph's talk-show format was ditched in the season two premiere earlier this fall. All of the tweaks come as NBC looks to refresh their comedy brand as a destination for more broadly appealing fare, which entertainment chief Jennifer Salke outlined in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last month.

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