"We made comedy an important goal for us this season and I'm very pleased to be making full-season commitments to both 'Whitney' and 'Up All Night,'" Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement. "We're thrilled with the creative direction of both shows as well as the potential for them to continue to build loyal audiences over the coming months. We're proud of all of the producers, writers, actors, and directors who have worked so hard to bring these shows to life."
Will Arnett, Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph star in 'Up All Night.' Created by 'Parks and Recreation' writer Emily Spivey, the comedy follows the lives of new parents Chris (Arnett) and Reagan (Applegate) as they juggle their new lives with a baby. Rudolph plays Ava, Reagan's talk show host boss.
The show has had solid ratings for NBC, pulling in more than a 2 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Its most recent episode was watched by 5.3 million viewers.
'Whitney' has been panned by critics, but retained a chunk of its lead-in 'Office' audience. Starring Whitney Cummings, the show features a take on modern relationships. Its most recent episode was watched by 5.4 million viewers.