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Up All Night Casts Blythe Danner as Mom to Christina Applegate

Sorry, Peg Bundy — Christina Applegate has a new mom.

Blythe Danner has been cast in the potentially recurring role of first-time mom Reagan’s own mother on NBC’s Up All Night, our sister site Deadline reports.

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The freshman comedy series, which stars Applegate and Will Arnett as new parents, debuted Wednesday night to good numbers. It moves to its regular time slot of Wednesdays at 8/7c starting next week.

Danner — real-life mom to Gwyneth Paltrow — won an Emmy for her work on Showtime’s Huff and was one of Peter Facinelli’s original lesbian mommies on the cabler’s Nurse Jackie. She also had a recurring role on NBC’s Will & Grace.

Comments (4)

  • She is so good. I knew when I saw her on Huff she’d win for that. I wasn’t crazy about UAN’s pilot though.

    Comment by Tee – September 16, 2011 03:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think Christina Applegate and Gwyneth Paltrow are friends, so maybe that influenced this piece of casting! I remember Gwyneth answering a call from “Tini” during an interview that aired on E! several years ago. They made the bomb, “View From the Top” together in 2001. (It wasn’t released until two years later.)

    Comment by Michele – September 16, 2011 10:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I adore Blythe! Her “oh no, my weed!” line in Paul still has me in stitches.

    Comment by Plum – September 16, 2011 12:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG. Finally, she is off the show. Praise God!

    Comment by Steve Star – February 8, 2013 05:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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