Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship Films & TV Series That Are Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library Next Month (March) Films & TV Series That Are Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library Next Month (March) Check Out These Photos of Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah, Khandi Alexander & Michael K. WIlliams From HBO's Bessie Smith Bio + Premiere Date Set Check Out These Photos of Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah, Khandi Alexander & Michael K. WIlliams From HBO's Bessie Smith Bio + Premiere Date Set Oscars Telecast Ratings at 6-Year Low. So Was Nielsen Right About Correlation Between Black Nominees & Viewers? Oscars Telecast Ratings at 6-Year Low. So Was Nielsen Right About Correlation Between Black Nominees & Viewers? Here's the Story That the Denzel Washington/Antoine Fuqua 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Will Tell Here's the Story That the Denzel Washington/Antoine Fuqua 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Will Tell Ava DuVernay Won Ava DuVernay Won Watch Footage From Marlon Wayans' Richard Pryor Audition Tape Watch Footage From Marlon Wayans' Richard Pryor Audition Tape Mike Tyson Went to Algeria to Make the Country's "First Martial Arts Film"... Here's a First Look at the Results Mike Tyson Went to Algeria to Make the Country's "First Martial Arts Film"... Here's a First Look at the Results If You Missed PBS' August Wilson Documentary, 'The Ground on Which I Stand,' Watch It in Full Now! If You Missed PBS' August Wilson Documentary, 'The Ground on Which I Stand,' Watch It in Full Now! Here's One Reason Why Eddie Murphy's 'SNL' Appearance Was So Awkwardly Brief... Here's One Reason Why Eddie Murphy's 'SNL' Appearance Was So Awkwardly Brief... Now You Can Watch All 10 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Live Action & Animation) Online Now You Can Watch All 10 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Live Action & Animation) Online Jill Marie Jones Scores Female Lead Role in Starz Original Series Based on 'Evil Dead' Film Franchise Jill Marie Jones Scores Female Lead Role in Starz Original Series Based on 'Evil Dead' Film Franchise Mo'Nique's Decision to Not "Play the Industry Game" Gets Her Blacklisted. The Actress Speaks... Mo'Nique's Decision to Not "Play the Industry Game" Gets Her Blacklisted. The Actress Speaks... For the First Time, the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Will Be Broadcast on TV - on OWN For the First Time, the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Will Be Broadcast on TV - on OWN Former 'Living Single' Castmates, Erika Alexander and Kim Coles, Launch New Web Series 'The BFF Chronicles' Former 'Living Single' Castmates, Erika Alexander and Kim Coles, Launch New Web Series 'The BFF Chronicles' Here's One Reason Why 'Selma' Probably Won't Win the Best Picture Oscar... Here's One Reason Why 'Selma' Probably Won't Win the Best Picture Oscar... What Critics Are Saying About 'The Book of Negroes' Miniseries, Which Premieres Tonight on BET What Critics Are Saying About 'The Book of Negroes' Miniseries, Which Premieres Tonight on BET Growing Resentment Of Oscar Campaigns Recalls Mo'Nique's Controversial 'Precious' Choice Growing Resentment Of Oscar Campaigns Recalls Mo'Nique's Controversial 'Precious' Choice Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Apparently, Hosting The Oscars Isn't As Coveted A Gig As I Previously Assumed... Apparently, Hosting The Oscars Isn't As Coveted A Gig As I Previously Assumed...

Maya Rudolph Talks Being Able To Do Whatever She Wants On Her New Show (Video Interview)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act May 14, 2014 at 12:44PM

Maya Rudolph Talks Being Able To Do Whatever She Wants On Her New Show IN Video Interview
0
Maya Rudolph Show

Starring the Emmy Award nominee and beloved Saturday Night Live veteran, NBC has scheduled The Maya Rudolph Show for next week MondayMay 19 (10 pm ET/PT).

Revisiting the classic variety show format, The Maya Rudolph Show will feature guest stars Craig RobinsonAndy SambergKristen BellFred ArmisenChris ParnellSean HayesDiallo RiddleBashir Salahuddin, and others.

Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Janelle Monae will serve as the musical guest. R&b singer-producer Raphael Saadiq will be the bandleader.

Rudolph was part of Saturday Night Live from 2000-11, performing in hundreds of sketches and earning an Emmy nomination in 2012 for guest actress in a comedy series.

It's currently unclear whether The Maya Rudolph Show will become a permanent series for the network, or just a single one-night special. It could also be acting as a test-run, and if a success, NBC just might upgrade it to a weekly franchise. So tune in in a few days, on the 19th and make it a hit (assuming you enjoy it).

NBC has released some EPK (electronic press kit) items ahead of next Monday's premiere, and I've embedded one key piece below - Rudolph herself talking about the show's genesis, her motivations for wanting to revisit the variety show format, what to expect, what she hopes audiences appreciate in it, and more. 

Underneath the 6 1/2-minute video interview, you'll also find a longer promo for the show:


This article is related to: TV News, TV Videos, Maya Rudolph


Shadow & ActNewsletter