'Up All Night' gets two more episodes from NBC

up-all-night-week-off.jpg"Up All Night" has already been picked up for a full season on NBC. Now that season is getting longer.

The network has asked for two more episodes of the show, which stars Christina Applegate, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph. That brings its total for the season from 22 to 24.

"Up All Night" is moving to Thursdays after "The Office" in January, and the additional episodes will add to the number of originals available in the higher-profile timeslot. It's also another vote of confidence for the show, which has been among the few semi-bright spots for NBC so far this season.

Although its ratings are hardly world-beating -- it's averaging 6.24 million viewers and a 2.6 rating among adults 18-49 -- the show has improved on NBC's season-ago numbers in its current timeslot (8 p.m. ET Wednesdays). The series it's swapping time periods with, "Whitney," draws 5.53 million viewers and a 2.7 in the 18-49 demographic.

Wednesday's (Nov. 23) "Up All Night," meanwhile, features a second appearance by guest star Jason Lee as Ava's (Rudolph) new boyfriend, Kevin. In the clip below, he and Chris (Arnett) discuss the relationship -- and why it's important to keep the baby wipes box closed.

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