Up All Night Hires Nurse Jackie Creator as Showrunner for Its Multi-Cam Revamp
Wallem — who with Lix Brixius served as showrunner for Jackie through its first four seasons — thus replaces sitcom vet Tucker Cawley (Everybody Loves Raymond), who lorded over Up All Night for the first stretch of its second season. (Cawley will join The Mindy Project as a consulting producer, as part of his deal with Universal Television.)
As reported in October, Up All Night, after airing Season 2′s 10th and 11th episodes next Thursday, will go on an extended hiatus as it is reconfigured as a traditional multi-camera sitcom featuring a studio audience (à la The Big Bang Theory, Last Man Standing).
Production will resume in February on five multi-cam episodes, bringing the total for its sophomore run to 16.