NBC has given two of its freshman comedies a big thumbs up — at least for the rest of the season. It announced today that it has given full season orders to Up All Night and Whitney.

"We made comedy an important goal for us this season and I'm very pleased to be making full-season commitments to both Whitney and Up All Night," said NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt in a statement. "We're thrilled with the creative direction of both shows as well as the potential for them to continue to build loyal audiences over the coming months."

Up All Night stars Christina Applegate and Will Arnett as new parents and has averaged a 2.7 rating among 18-49 over the last three weeks. And Whitney featuring comedienne Whitney Cummings has earned a 2.9 — the highest average rating of NBC's new comedies.

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