November 22, 2011

THE SKED: NBC All-In On “Up All Night”

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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What’s better than a back order?  An extra back order.  NBC has increased its order for UP ALL NIGHT by 2 additional episodes, making for a total of 24 in the season.  Probably this indicates little more than a desire to have new episodes of Up available in its new Thursday 9:30PM timeslot in every week when The Office will air one, so a new Office never has to be coupled with a repeat Up.  Still, it’s a nice boost for a show that, so far, has only mildly repaid the network’s faith.

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Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."