‘Up All Night’ Gets a New Showrunner, ‘Nurse Jackie’ Co-Creator Linda Wallem
In October, NBC decided to massively retool its Thursday night sitcom Up All Night by turning the show into a three-camera sitcom with a live studio audience. Now, Deadline reports that the network has hired a new showrunner for Up All Night, Linda Wallem. Emmy nominee Wallem co-created the Showtime hit Nurse Jackie, where she also served as co-showrunner for its first four seasons. Wallem’s other credits include Cybill, That ’70s Show, and the short-lived but excellent Lisa Kudrow HBO series The Comeback. Wallem replaces Tucker Cawley, an Everybody Loves Raymond vet who ran Up All Night for the first 11 episodes of its second season, who himself replaced the sitcom’s original season one showrunner Jon Pollack who left to work on Go On. Cawley will be joining Fox’s The Mindy Project as consulting producer. Linda Wallem will be taking over for the last five episodes of Up All Night‘s second season, which will all be filmed three-camera with a live audience, when the show resumes production in the spring. After that, NBC will probably bring in a new showrunner and turn Up All Night into a crime procedural or a singing competition.