|USA Up All Night|
Logos from USA Up All Night
|Also known as||Up All Night
Up All Night with Rhonda Shear
|Created by||Marty Byk|
|Written by||Alex Bernstein
Tim Conway, Jr.
|Directed by||Marty Byk
|Presented by||Caroline Schlitt (1986–1990)
Gilbert Gottfried (1986–1998)
Rhonda Shear (1990–1998)
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||420 minutes|
|Original channel||USA Network|
|Original run||June 6, 1986– April 25, 1998|
USA Up All Night (also known as Up All Night and Up All Night with Rhonda Shear) is an American cable television series that aired on the weekends on the USA Network. The show began in June 6, 1986 and ended on April 25, 1998.
The program consisted of low-budget films, bookended by in-studio or on-location comedy skits featuring the show's hosts. In addition to skits, the hosts would also provide sardonic comments about the featured film(s), and observations on various Hollywood- and/or New York City-area clubs and attractions (when the series was shooting out of studio).
The movies aired ranged from cult classics, to B movies, to other fare not appearing on television frequently. Up All Night would regularly show sexploitation films, with the explicit content (virtually) always edited out.
Actress/comedienne Caroline Schlitt originally hosted the Friday night show, while comic Gilbert Gottfried hosted the Saturday night show. When Schlitt left the program in 1990, comedienne/B-movie actress Rhonda Shear replaced her on Fridays. In 1998, USA decided to re-brand itself, and canceled or overhauled many of its long-running programs -- Up All Night was one of those casualties. The network relieved Shear and Gottfried of their hosting duties (while still showing the Up All Night imagery before/after commercial breaks), and began airing re-runs of mainstream films that appealed to a broader audience. Eventually, the Up All Night name, music, and graphics were completely removed from the films.