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The Stars Of 'Up All Night' Help The Writers Come Up With The Story Lines! Real-Life Baby Drama!

Mon, September 5, 2011 12:00pm EDT by 1 Comment

Christina Applegate, Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph and Nick Cannon ALL have babies at home! So who better than them to come up with hilarious narratives for their sure-to-be hit show about parenting?

With the new Fall season here, TV is BACK ! And one of the most-anticipated upcoming sitcoms, Up All Night, stars four of our favorite celebrity parents — Christina Applegate, Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph and Nick Cannon! And Christina Applegate lets us in on a little cast secret — they help write the scripts!

The show, which premieres on NBC at 10pm on Sept.14, features Applegate as a TV producer, Reagan, who after having a baby, heads back to work for an egotistical talk show host Ava (Maya Rudolph) and leaves her husband Chris (Will Arnett) at home and in charge of baby duty!

“Everyone in the cast has a baby at home,” Applegate tells Us Weekly. “We all come in in the morning with dark circles under our eyes.”

Applegate and her fiance Martyn LeNoble welcomed daughter Sadie in February, Arnett and his wife Amy Poehler welcomed son Abel last August, Maya Rudolph gave birth to son Jack in July and Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey welcomed twins Monroe and Moroccan in April.

“We all have kids, so we’re setting up a day-care common area on set where the kids will all be supervised and play together,” Applegate adds. “Amy [Poehler] works on the lot too.” How funny is this?

And aside from day-care and play pens, Applegate says the cast works to help the writers come up with real and believable stories for the show. For example:

“We’re [Applegate and LeNoble] going through something at home now where we don’t know what to call the baby’s stuff [private parts!]” Applegate reveals. “So that’s going to be an upcoming story line.” Hilarious!

And although it has been tough for Applegate, 39, to adjust to being a working mother, she knows that this show show is worth the pain! “I wanted to take a year off to be a mommy, but when I saw the script, I thought it was so honest and refreshing,” she says. “It’s going to be difficult — I saw a call sheet, and I know I will miss bedtime and bath time — but I think it will be worth it in the end.”

Will you watch Up All Night?

–Leigh Blickley