Up all Night
Sep 20, 2012 08:30 PMTV Network - NBC
As a father with young children, we can honestly state that we enjoy ourselves some "Up all Night." We tend to think it has to do with the fact that it's funny. Yup, that's almost certainly what it is -- the show is funny. It's got that Will Arnett guy and that Christina Applegate and Maya Rudolph. Plus, we find some of what it says wise -- for instance, last season we learned how to play peek-a-boo far better than we had been. That's right, we used to be overly aggressive with our peek-a-boo, but now we're great at it. We're looking for more such tips today.
Dec 13, 2012TV Network - NBC
We are a parent. We can admit it. In fact, we kind of see ourselves a whole lot like Chris on this show... except we don't wear our shirts quite so tight. Maybe that's why we find the show so funny (the characters resemble us... except for the super-tight shirts). Or, maybe we find it funny because it just is funny. Tonight we get a double-dose of "Up All Night" including a holiday-themed episode So, prepare yourself for the Brinkleys and their toddler bliss (plus some really, really tight t-shirts).
Nov 15, 2012TV Network - NBC
Do you remember what Ava and Walter did on Halloween? We desperately want to know what was in that haunted house, but what we're even more curious about at this point is just what sort of havoc the two of them can wreak at Thanksgiving. Most assuredly it will be something far more horrific than goose in the place of duck within the turducken, but will it be as bad as destroying the apple and pumpkin pies? Okay, honestly, we'd bet that it's more likely that alcohol is involved which is just fine with us... it's all good as long as they don't ruin the turducken -- turducken is what makes Thanksgiving Thanksgiving (and Christmas Christmas).
Jul 11, 2012
Because of the new and changing responsibilities in their home lives, Reagan and Ava might lose their chance of booking their dream guest, music legend Stevie Nicks; Chris finds himself in over his head when he is moved to a younger hockey league.
Apr 12, 2012TV Network - NBC
We get the sense that things are changing, even if we wish they wouldn't. There was a moment early in the season when we told ourselves we could always sit down and watch "Up all Night," that it was a new show and that it would be around for a while. Soon enough, the series wanted to throw a ball with us but we were still busy. Then, all of the sudden it hit its stride and wanted to borrow the car keys; we figured we'd just watch it when it got home that night. Now, the series is off and running, with a full 24 episodes completed. After tonight it won't come around anymore (save if a season two arrives in the fall), and just when we were ready to sit down and watch.
Feb 23, 2012TV Network - NBC
Do you remember Molly Shannon's character, Nancy, from an earlier episode of "Up all Night?" Nancy was the one whom Reagan was supposed to fire over and over again but whom Reagan couldn't bring herself to can. Well, Nancy is back tonight and rather than simply looking to hold on to her job, she's going to be looking for a man to hold onto at night. We don't really have a good sense yet of whom she is as a character, but I think we can all imagine that this isn't going to go very well. After all, that's where the funny will come from, isn't it?
Feb 02, 2012TV Network - NBC
TV aficionados will know Dean Winters from "Oz," or not if they didn't watch "Oz." While Winters has been on a lot of TV shows, right now you may best know him from those 'cut-rate car insurance' commercials, the ones where the guy pretends to be snow or a rabid squirrel or a breeze. Dean Winters is that guy. Well, tonight, Dean Winters is going to be playing Will Arnett's character's older brother. We hope that he doesn't have to fall through a roof or anything in order to get a laugh, he gets a laugh doing it for an insurance commercial, but we imagine that the writers on "Up all Night" won't have to go there for a joke.
Jan 12, 2012TV Network - NBC
Do not think of NBC putting "Up all Night" on Wednesdays as them trying to Ferberize their new comedy by leaving it far away from the cozy, familial, warmth of their Thursday comedy lineup. Similarly, don't think of "Up all Night" moving to Thursdays as an complete repudiation of the Ferber method. Of course, if you were going to think of it as the former despite what we tell you, you may realize that the move to Thursday is actually a signal that the Ferberization has worked and the show can now happily reenter the fold. But, this is a TV series dealing with a baby, not a baby itself, so the whole Ferber thing doesn't really work.
Nov 09, 2011TV Network - NBC
Jason Lee and Chris Dia... Diam... the guy who played Robin Williams on "Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork and Mindy" are going to be guest starring tonight on "Up all Night." Chris is going to be Ava's boyfriend whereas Jason Lee is going to be the Brinkley's neighbor whom Ava meets. We know exactly what is going to happen, but we're not going to tell you. If we did, it would be one of those spoiler things and you'd be liable to bite our heads off and feed them to your piranha. We like our heads (both of them), and don't want to see that happen.
Oct 19, 2011TV Network - NBC
In the world of "Up all Night" there was a time before Amy was born; there was a moment when it was just Reagan and Chris (and Ava). Tonight we'll get a sneak peek at that world as we get to watch Reagan's birth plans fall apart. Okay, so that's not exactly fully before Amy, but it's mostly before Amy and we'll take a mostly before Amy episode. This episode may be the beginning of the establishment of a larger mythology for the series, and we're pretty interested in seeing the before now that we've gotten a great look at the after. We just hope that the episode is more like the baby stuff and less like the work stuff (because the baby stuff tends to be better).
Oct 12, 2011TV Network - NBC
Michael Hitchcock has been seen on everything from "Curb Your Enthusiasm" to "Glee" to "The United States of Tara" and "Men of a Certain Age," Missi Pyle is one of those people we want to see over and over and over again. Oh, we're kidding, we want to see both her and Hitchcock regularly and we'll tell you why -- it's because they're funny, funny people. We can't tell you that it's ever struck us before that these two people need to specifically guest star on the same show at the same time, but we're not complaining in any way about it. If you watch, you just may find that not only are the guest stars funny, but that the series as a whole is not bad.