We knew that the "10/90" model of sitcom development had gained some serious popularity after Charlie Sheen's 'Anger Management,' and FX's recent acquisitions of similar sitcom deals for George Lopez, Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence, but will NBC prove the first broadcast network to adopt the model? It's starting to look that way, thanks to Roseanne Barr and 'Nurse Jackie' creator Linda Wallem.
Though few were surprised to see that NBC would take action to curb 'Up All Night's' ratings downfall, no one quite expected that the network would put the Will Arnett/Christina Applegate-fronted comedy on hiatus to re-tool from a single-camera effort to a three-camera sitcom. The new format is no guarantee of success, but should be in good hands now that NBC has tapped former 'Nurse Jackie' showrunner Linda Wallem to manage the show in its new incarnation. Will you watch a re-tooled 'Up All Night'?