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Up All Night: Season 1 (2011-2012)




Critic Consensus: It's not the funniest half hour on television, but Up All Night features a game cast, a sweet center, and a refreshingly realistic take on parenthood.


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The often-laughable challenge of juggling work and family life for new parents is explored in this sitcom modeled after creator Emily Spivey's real-life experiences as a writer for "Saturday Night Live." Comedy veterans Christina Applegate and Will Arnett are Reagan and Chris, whose lives are turned upside down with the arrival of baby Amy. As a producer for the talk show "Ava" (hosted by SNL alum Maya Rudolph), Reagan's crazy hours force ex-lawyer Chris into the Mr. Mom role, while the pair helplessly try to maintain normalcy in the bedroom and with friends and overbearing relatives. When not changing diapers, Chris bounces ideas off neighbor Reed (Will Forte), while he and Reagan go overboard to befriend a really "fun" couple (Nat Faxon and Ben Falcone) who move in nearby. Alanis Morissette and Stevie Nicks (as Reagan and Ava's dream guest) make Season 1 cameos.


Christina Applegate
as Reagan Brinkley
Will Arnett
as Chris Brinkley
Maya Rudolph
as Ava Alexander
Jason Lee
as Kevin
Steven Pasquale
as Luke Granby
Eve Best
as Yvonne Encanto
Blythe Danner
as Angie Chafin
Henry Winkler
as Robert Alexander
Dean Winters
as Casey Brinkley
Nat Faxon
as Lawrence
Stevie Nicks
as Herself
Fred Armisen
as Gideon Kirk
Richard Schiff
as Dean Chafin
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Critic Reviews for Up All Night: Season 1

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (16)

Skilled as Applegate, Arnett and Rudolph are at making us laugh, they need dimension. If that doesn't develop, "Up All Night" could have the cutest baby and the funniest diaper jokes in the world and we still wouldn't stick around.

September 14, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A cute little closing segment isn't enough to offset all the forced comedy preceding it.

September 14, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Up All Night'' might just help the struggling NBC find itself a small hit.

September 14, 2011 | Full Review…

Though the Up All Night pilot falls short of great hilarity, the series demonstrates considerable potential.

September 14, 2011 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A well-rounded, nicely mature comedy.

September 14, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Up All Night takes a familiar sitcom premise of a couple struggling with a new baby and breathes life into it with characters that are vibrant, funny and lovable.

July 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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