In 1991, Christina Applegate took her first major film role following the success of 'Married ... with Children.' In 'Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead,' Applegate played 17-year-old Sue Ellen, the eldest of five siblings whose mom leaves them with a babysitter when she takes off for three months. When the elderly sitter dies, Sue Ellen scams her way into an elite job at a fashion agency in order to provide for her family for the rest of the summer, but pretending to be an adult proves much riskier than anticipated. Twenty-two years later, we revisit the cast of this '90s classic and see what they're up to now.
While Christina Applegate is in the middle of filming 'Anchorman 2,' which will see her once again as Veronica Corningstone, she's already started planning her 'Vacation.' The actress is said to be in talks to join New Line's update of the classic film 'National Lampoon's Vacation' in a starring role opposite Ed Helms.
Likely any TV viewer keeping abreast of the news, and NBC's recent struggles have heard the 'Up All Night' debacle that saw series star Christina Applegate exiting the series in advance of a posed three-camera reboot. NBC has yet to officially cancel the series, or release stars Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph from their contracts, but new reports suggest that NBC's proposed three-camera twists ran the gamut from meta, to completely insane. Find out what killed 'Up All Night' inside!
Many TV viewers and 'Up All Night' fans assumed the end was nigh the moment NBC announced it would put the struggling comedy on hiatus, and re-tool the single-camera sitcom into a three-camera laugh track effort. Yet even as show-runner Emily Spivey departed, the show appeared to be ready to start its new format until series star Christina Applegate dealt the most deadly blow yet, departing the show altogether. NBC still intends to salvage the show, but will new potential exits from Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph be the final nail in the coffin?
For a series already mired in turmoil behind the scenes over two season, 'Up All Night' gave what very likely could prove the series' death knell last week, as series star Christina Applegate quit before the show shifted production toward a three-camera sitcom. At the time, NBC reportedly considered re-casting Applegate's role, or further re-tooling the show to work without Reagan Brinkley, but now the network seems to have a clearer plan. Rather than shooting five episodes in the new three-camera format, the series will shoot only one more episode, but will the series continue without Applegate?
Fans of NBC's 'Up All Night' well know that the series has endured a troubled road to success, re-tooling its premise for a second season and most recently making the decision to shift from a single-camera to a three-camera studio audience sitcom, losing series creator Emily Spivey in the process. That change has now claimed yet another casualty, and it's a big one. Series lead and upcoming 'Anchorman 2' star Christina Applegate has decided to leave the series entirely, but will NBC replace her or cut their losses altogether?