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'Whitney,' 'Up All Night' get full-season pickups

Oct. 4, 2011 at 2:42 PM   |   Comments

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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- NBC says it has picked up the new U.S. comedies "Up All Night" and "Whitney" for the remainder of the 2011-12 television season.

The announcement was made Tuesday by Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment.

"We made comedy an important goal for us this season and I'm very pleased to be making full-season commitments to both 'Whitney' and 'Up All Night,'" Greenblatt said in a statement. "We're thrilled with the creative direction of both shows as well as the potential for them to continue to build loyal audiences over the coming months. We're proud of all of the producers, writers, actors, and directors who have worked so hard to bring these shows to life."

"Up All Night," an irreverent look at modern parenthood, stars Christina Applegate, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph.

"Whitney" is a relationship comedy starring Whitney Cummings and Chris D'Elia.

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