For you keeping track of the likelihood of Up All Night continuing, E! News has confirmed that Arnett has been cast in a CBS comedy pilot from writer-producer Greg Garcia (Raising Hope; My Name Is Earl; Yes, Dear).
The multicamera series will star Arnett as a recently divorced man whose life has another wrench thrown into it when his parents start having their own marital problems. It's a live-audience show, creator Garcia's first since Yes, Dear.
Now, this new CBS gig is in second position to his current job on NBC's Up All Night. Which means that technically, if Night is picked up for another season, Arnett will stick with it.
But is there any way Night will survive?
"NBC really does want to see what Up All Night will look like as a multicamera," a show insider tells us, referencing the format change that drove out creator Emily Spivey and Applegate. "However, it is becoming increasingly clear that the cast would rather not continue the show."
As for the chances Up All Night will be picked up for the 2013-24 season, our insider says "slim to none." NBC previously was considering casting a new female lead such as Lisa Kudrow; however, those plans are fizzling.
NBC is not commenting on the fate of the series, but the network trimmed the episode order from five to one after Applegate announced her departure earlier this month. "The show has taken a different creative direction and I decided it was best for me to move on to other endeavors," she said in a statement.
In addition to Up All Night, Arnett will reprise his role as the chicken-dancing, Segway-riding Gob Bluth on the new season of Arrested Development, which comes to Netflix in May, to delight of everyone. In the whole universe. Everywhere. Not that we're überfans or anything.
Do you think Up All Night should stick around?