NBC Schedules The Maya Rudolph Show for May Debut
The long-rumored Maya Rudolph-hosted variety show is finally set to make its debut on NBC next month. On Tuesday, the network announced that The Maya Rudolph Show will air as a one-hour special on Monday, May 19th at 10pm. If things go well, the one-off special could serve as a pilot for a weekly series by the same name.
Kristen Bell, Craig Robinson and Sean Hayes along with Rudolph’s fellow Saturday Night Live alums Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen and Chris Parnell are all scheduled to appear on the show. Janelle Monáe will serve as the night’s musical guest and Raphael Saaddiq will be the bandleader.
Rudolph was a cast member on SNL from 2000 through 2007 and in the years since she left the show she appeared in films like Bridesmaids as well as the NBC sitcom Up All Night. Like SNL, Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show and Seth Meyers’ Late Night, The Maya Rudolph Show will be executive produced by Lorne Michaels.
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