Up All Night
Thursday, 11.10pm, Seven If you have been enjoying this dry, genuinely funny comedy, do not despair that tonight is the 15th episode of the debut season: there are still nine to go. Also, 11 episodes of the second season are already in the can. Created by Saturday Night Live staff writer Emily Spivey, Up All Night is about the return to work of television producer Reagan (Christina Applegate) following the birth of her first child. Reagan works on her best friend Ava’s talk show and is supported by stay-at-home husband Chris (Will Arnett) as they try to adjust to life with baby Amy. Last week Reagan knocked her insides out trying to get infant Amy into a snooty school. Tonight it’s Valentine’s Day. When Ava (Maya Rudolph) and her squeeze Kevin (Jason Lee, My Name is Earl ) have a major barney, Reagan and Chris fear their own lives have become predictable and passionless. This is one of the sharpest comedies on air. Why it lives in the late-night realm of infomercials and musty old movies I have no idea.