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Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

'Up All Night' Appears to Be Canceling The Ava Show

Up All Night had some major issues last season and none were bigger than how it felt like two completely separate shows glued together. There was the show about the Brinkleys and the show about Ava's talk show. Arguably the funniest moments came with Ava but the best, most genuine moments came at home. Well, it seems like they're basically ditching the show within the show stuff to focus on the new parents. This was both necessary and makes total sense; especially, if you remember that this is what the show was supposed to be in the first place. Ava was originally a distant third lead but after the success of Bridesmaids, Maya Rudolph's role was beefed up. Rudolph is obviously a joy but ultimately too many of her stories felt forced. That being said, it's still unclear what exactly she'll do this season. Maybe it will have something to do with the news that Sean Hayes has been cast for a multi-episode arc as Ava's old accompanist. More Maya Rudolph singing good-bad R&B is basically a great thing.