Molly Shannon Staying Up All Night

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 23: Actor and Comedian Molly Shannon arrives at the 14th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on October 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage) Photo: Paul Morigi/2011 Paul Morigi

Molly Shannon will guest-star on a November episode of Up All Night as an "incompetent associate producer" on Maya Rudolph's Oprah-like talk show. So far, Shannon's only set for one episode, but the role could recur, according to TV Guide. Everyone can agree that Molly Shannon is a treat and a half, but the last thing Up All Night needs is another character. It's still figuring out how to balance screen time and story lines among its actual cast — plus, doesn't Jennifer Hall's ditzy assistant character already fill the show's quota for incompetent employees? Wave a magic wand to work all the kinks out of Up All Night, Molly Shannon! We believe in you. [TV Guide]