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One to Watch: “Up All Night”

August 31st, 2011 by Rebecca Harper Editor

This fall, Christina Applegate and Will Arnett are returning to primetime TV in NBC’s “Up All Night.” (Let’s hope they stick around this time.) It’s a grown-up comedy starring some genuinely funny people — new mom Maya Rudolph is on the show, too, after all.

In fact, the network recently upgraded Rudolph’s role on the show, making her a daytime talk show host of the Oprah variety (remember Rudolph’s Oprah impression on “SNL?”), with Applegate serving as her new-mom producer. Applegate’s character, Reagan, finds herself struggling to balance her successful career with a baby at home. Sounds like a lot of moms I know!

The show was created by “SNL” writer Emily Spivey, who found herself juggling a family life and her own TV career (on “SNL” as well as “Parks and Recreation“).

As Regan adjusts to life with a baby and a job — her husband, Chris (Arnett), is a stay-at-home dad — she’ll face many of the same issues many real-life moms face: sleep deprivation, self-doubt, and the pressure of today’s parenting protocols. But there’s also a twist: Reagan will also have to deal with the endless needs of her boss, Ava.

All this baby talk has us thinking: how did all of you juggle motherhood and career? Share your experiences in the comments!

Last comment: Feb 25th 2014 3 Comments
  • Katrina says:

    I liked the show and will continue to watch. I have a 16 month old and a 4 year old. I love the show because it does reflect me a bit in the fact that I am a young parent and you do still wanna have it all…the night out but I quickly learned what they learned-Hangover+Baby waking up @ 3am=NO FUN! I love my babies but God what I wouldnt give for a day of peace and quiet! I juggle full time school, work and kids plus trying to get back into social life…can you say hard?

  • alex says:

    I really enjoy this show already! I have a 4 month old & I can totally relate! It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who struggles with balancing being a parent, going to school, working, socializing, or whatever the situation might be. It’s a stressful situation, but this show adds a much needed humor to the situation. It’s very uplifting.

  • Michelle says:

    My husband and I cracked up because we both went through this when we had our first child. We even went through the same situation of trying to relive a night out and arguing of who was more tired. YOu don’t have to have little ones to enjoy the show!