NBC is ordering more Up All Night — and turning it into a multi-camera sitcom.
The network has added five more episodes to its current Up All Night order. Though very modestly rated, the comedy has shown a bit of an uptrend in recent weeks compared to the rest of the network’s Thursday block.
More interesting: The show is switching from single-cam format to multi-cam. For those not versed in production-speak, single-cam is more cinematic and tends to use more locations (think The Office, 30 Rock, Arrested Development). Multi-cam tends to be shot in front of a studio audience, and feels a bit more like a play (Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory). Both formats tend to have a distinct feel and its very rare for a show to switch formats.