Up All Night Hires Nurse Jackie Creator as Showrunner for Its Multi-Cam Revamp

Up All Night a multi-cam sitcomWith its transition to a new multi-camera format, NBC’s Up All Night is getting a new showrunner: Nurse Jackie co-creator Linda Wallem, our sister site Deadline reports.

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.)

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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).

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Production will resume in February on five multi-cam episodes, bringing the total for its sophomore run to 16.