Maya Rudolph Variety Show Heading To NBC, To Feature Kristen Bell & Andy Samberg In Premiere
Maya Rudolph, the Saturday Night Live alum and Bridesmaids actress, will be debuting her own variety show on NBC next month.
Maya Rudolph Variety Show
The Maya Rudolph Show, which will include musical numbers and sketches, is being executive produced by SNL’s Lorne Michaels. Though it’s only slated to be a one-hour special, it’s possible that it could be optioned as an ongoing series for NBC.
For the May 19 premiere, Rudolph will be joined by fellow SNL alums Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen and Chris Parnell, reported Entertainment Weekly. Kristen Bell, Craig Robinson and Sean Hayes will all be featured as well. Janelle Monáe will serve as the musical guest for the Maya Rudolph Show premiere.
Rudolph’s last big TV project was the NBC sitcom Up All Night in which she starred alongside Christina Applegate and Will Arnett. Though they were planning to revamp the show by going multi-camera back in February, NBC decided to pull the show from its lineup.
Rudolf, who was on SNL for seven years, also currently has crime drama feature Inherent Vice in post-production and headed for theaters in December. Jena Malone, Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin and Reese Witherspoon are also starring.
– Chelsea Regan
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