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With “Parks and Recreation” riding its season-long creative high, it’s natural to be curious about what its writers would do on their own. Dan Goor’s “Family Practice” didn’t get picked up for fall, but Emily Spivey’s “Up All Night” has not only been given a spot on the schedule, it’s kicking off Wednesday nights for NBC at 8 p.m.

“Up All Night” (not to be confused with upcoming NBC drama “Awake”) is Spivey’s comedy (also exec produced by Lorne Michaels and Jon Pollack) starring two sitcom stars of recent vintage, Christina Applegate and Will Arnett, as new parents struggling to adjust to the loss of their freedom. The clips offered by NBC play on the obvious — partying hard ain’t easy when there’s a kid in the picture — but hopefully, as with “Parks,” there will new layers of cleverness and comedy to unfold.