Will Arnett Lands CBS Comedy, ‘Up All Night’ All But Dead

by | February 21, 2013 at 11:06 AM | Up All Night

Will Arnett

Will Arnett is lining up his next gig since his current job on the sinking sitcom “Up All Night” seems all but dead.

Arnett has just signed on to star in an untitled comedy pilot for CBS that’s coming from Greg Garcia (“Raising Hope,” “My Name Is Earl”).

In the sitcom, Arnett would play “a recently divorced man named Jack, whose life gets more complicated when his parents have marital problems of their own.”

Arnett’s maneuver comes less than two weeks after his TV wife Christina Applegate quit “Up All Night,” citing creative differences.

Christina Applegate Quits “Up All Night”

That news was quickly followed with co-star Maya Rudolph’s baby bombshell, when she informed her bosses last week that she is expecting her fourth child.

Those shake-ups were precipitated by the recent departure of series creator Emily Spivey and the revolving door of showrunners (three to date) the retooled series has gone through since it debuted two seasons ago.

NBC has yet to make an announcement on the fate of “Up All Night,” but needless to say, it’s not looking good.