NBC cancels one, picks up two


As NBC canceled “The Playboy Club” it also gave full-season orders to two other new shows. The Peacock Network has picked up the new comedies “Up All Night” and “Whitney” for the remainder of the 2011-12 season.

“We made comedy an important goal for us this season and I’m very pleased to be making full-season commitments to both ‘Whitney’ and ‘Up All Night.’ We’re thrilled with the creative direction of both shows as well as the potential for them to continue to build loyal audiences over the coming months. We’re proud of all of the producers, writers, actors, and directors who have worked so hard to bring these shows to life,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment.

Up All Night, created by Emmy Award nominee Emily Spivey and executive-produced by multi-Emmy winner Lorne Michaels, is an irreverent look at modern parenthood.

Christina Applegate stars as Reagan Brinkley: loving wife, successful career woman, life of the party and, most recently, mom. Determined not to compromise her career or cool reputation to the clichés of motherhood, Reagan adjusts to life with a baby and returns to work with the support of her stay-at-home husband, Chris (Will Arnett).

Up All Night is a Broadway Video and Universal Television production. Along with Michaels and Spivey, Jon Pollack and Erin David serve as executive producers. Christina Applegate, Eric Kranzler and Andrew Singer are producers.

NBC’s new multi-camera comedy Whitney is described as “a hilarious look at modern-day love,” which centers around Whitney (Whitney Cummings) and Alex (Chris D’Elia), a happily unmarried couple. Together for three years, the duo is in no rush to get hitched, which seems to get a mixed response from their friends.

Whitney is produced by Universal Television in association with Stuber Pictures. Stuber, Quan Phung, Betsy Thomas and Barry Katz are executive producers along with Cummings and executive producer/writer Andy Ackerman, who directed the pilot.