How about a variety show for a change? Well, NBC is cooking up one and they’re about to launch it real soon. It’s going to be packed with a lot of stars! And it will feature Maya Rudolph! Rudolph is a part of “Saturday Night Live” and she also starred in the comedy series “Up All Night.” Yup, she is about to return to NBC in May 2014 with a variety show called “The Maya Rudolph Show,” which airs on May 19, 2014.
“The Maya Rudolph Show” is for one night only and will run for an hour. According to Entertainment Weekly’s Inside TV, she will be joined by several stars such as Kristen Bell (“Veronica Mars”), Fred Armisen (“Late Night with Seth Meyers”), Andy Samberg (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Craig Robinson (“The Office”), Chris Parnell (“Archer”) and Sean Hayes (“Hollywood Game Night”).
There are also special guest musicians namely Janelle Monae together with Raphael Saadiq.
“The Maya Rudolph Show” will reportedly serve as a throwback to the classic variety show and also a pilot for a possible ongoing version.
David Javerbaum, Erin David, Dave Becky and Rudolph will be producing the said variety show together with Lorne Michaels of “Saturday Night Live,” who will be the executive producer.
Rudolph’s fame rocketed on “Saturday Night Live” and she stayed there for 11 years. Following the sketch series, she starred in “Bridesmaids.”
“The Maya Rudolph Show” has been in the works since last November of 2013 and it’s now finally going to air on television. We wonder how this is going to turn out? This variety show would be a welcome change especially in the world of television where a lot of TV series that usually revolve around supernaturals and crime mysteries abound. This is going to be like a “breath of fresh air” for us and we know that Rudolph will be hilarious in it!
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“The Maya Rudolph Show” airs on May 19, 2014 at 10p.m. on NBC. Mark your calendars and don’t miss it!
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