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NBC's Up All Night: Real Parents Portray New TV Parents

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SNL's major domo Lorne Michaels seeks to expand his empire once again with Up All Night, previewing tonight on NBC at 10/9c with Christina Applegate as a hard-charging career woman and new mother, and Will Arnett (Mr. Amy Poehler) doing a Mr. Mom as her supportive stay-at-home husband.

A further SNL connection is Maya Rudolph as Applegate's talk show host boss. There are strong echoes of real life here as Applegate, Arnett, and Rudolph all have young children -- Applegate's daughter was born just this past January -- so the traumas of sleep deprivation should be pretty easy to convey.

Here's Arnett on his character, parenthood, and the show.



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