PILOT SEASON: Which Actors Are Getting The Most Offers

By | Monday February 11, 2013 @ 3:39pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Jason IsaacsRose ByrneThe annual courtship known as chasing name actors for network pilots is in full force. So far, Rose Byrne, Jason Isaacs, … Read More »

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Christina Applegate Departing ‘Up All Night’

By | Friday February 8, 2013 @ 12:28pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Christina Applegate Leaving Up All NightEXCLUSIVE UPDATED: NBC‘s plan to revamp single-camera sophomore comedy Up All Night as a multi-camera sitcom has suffered a major blow. I’ve learned that series star Christina Applegate is leaving … Read More »

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‘SNL’ Names Christina Applegate, Bruno Mars Upcoming Hosts; Daniel Craig Set For Oct. 6

By | Monday October 1, 2012 @ 8:59am PDT

The Up All Night star and Grammy-winning performer will be “Live from New York!” this month. Christina Applegate is scheduled to host Saturday Night Live on October 13, with band Passion Pit  the musical performer. Like … Read More »

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‘Up All Night’ Adds Luka Jones

By | Friday July 6, 2012 @ 12:00pm PDT

Luka Jones has joined Up All Night as a series regular. The actor will play Scott, the younger brother of Christina Applegate’s “Reagan Brinkley” character in the NBC sitcom. Jones’ character, a contractor by profession, is described as … Read More »

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EMMYS: ‘Up All Night’s Christina Applegate

By | Saturday June 16, 2012 @ 5:26pm PDT

Megan Masters is West Coast Editor at TVLine

Boardwalk EmpireHaving portrayed some of Hollywood’s fiercest funny women, Christina Applegate has never shined or elicited as many laughs as she did this season on NBC’s freshman comedy Up All Night. The Emmy-seasoned actress (winning in 2003 and nominated again in 2004 for her guest-starring role as Rachel’s sister on Friends and later receiving two lead actress nominations for Samantha Who?) drew inspiration from her own personal experiences to bring life to Reagan Brinkley, a smart, witty and grounded working mom. Might Emmy voters once again reward Applegate? The TV vet is modest when it comes to discussing her own odds, but isn’t shy about showering her co-stars (Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph in particular) with praise.

AWARDSLINE: You’ve starred in many comedies throughout your career, but Up All Night’s Reagan seems to stand out as the most… you.
CHRISTINA APPLEGATE: Reagan greatly differs from everything I’ve done – Samantha Who?, Anchorman and [Married With Children's] Kelly Bundy… She’s the closest to me than anything I’ve ever done. They actually write [Reagan] a lot from having conversations with me, from her core beliefs to the rhythmic way in which she speaks. In that way, it’s a much easier job than I’ve ever had.

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Will Arnett To Co-Star In NBC’s Emily Spivey Comedy Pilot

By | Wednesday March 30, 2011 @ 4:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NBC’s untitled Emily Spivey comedy pilot is building a star-studded cast. Arrested Development alum Will Arnett has closed a deal to join Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph in the project, executive produced by Saturday Night Live honcho Lorne … Read More »

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Christina Applegate To Star In NBC’s Emily Spivey Comedy Pilot

By | Friday March 18, 2011 @ 9:45am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

NBC and Lorne Michaels have won the Christina Applegate sweepstakes. The actress, who had been inundated by offers this pilot season, has closed a deal to topline NBC’s untitled Emily Spivey comedy pilot, lifting the contingency on the project. The … Read More »

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Who Are The Most Sought-After Actors This Pilot Season?

Nellie Andreeva

It is the end of January, and pilot offers to actors are going out fast and furious. Like every year, there are several actors that attract the lion’s share of … Read More »

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