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'The Maya Rudolph Show' Is Coming To NBC w/ Craig Robinson, Janelle Monae, Raphael Saadiq Featuring

Television
by Tambay A. Obenson
April 15, 2014 6:45 PM
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Starring the Emmy Award nominee and beloved Saturday Night Live veteran, NBC has scheduled The Maya Rudolph Show for Monday, May 19 (10 pm ET/PT).

Rudolph, David Javerbaum, Erin David and Dave Becky will produce, with Lorne Michaels serving as executive producer. 

Revisiting the classic variety show format, The Maya Rudolph Show will feature guest stars Craig Robinson, Andy Samberg, Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, and Sean Hayes.

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.

On the small screen, she recently appeared on NBC's Up All Night.

It's worth noting that the Rudolph special will air a few days after the conclusion of the Rosemary’s Baby miniseries that stars Zoe Saldana, also on NBC.

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.

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7 Comments

  • Alias | April 16, 2014 11:42 PMReply

    I've been waiting for this. LOVE LOVE LOVE Maya. What a talented force of nature. I am a little concerned, however, about the Monday time slot. This seems like it would be better on Friday night. Hopefully NBC will pick this up for a full season.

  • dee | April 16, 2014 4:49 PMReply

    Oh a Variety show...will check it out

  • Ava | April 16, 2014 4:18 PMReply

    I like most variety shows (I enjoyed Wayne Brady's show when it aired on ABC), so I'd be willing to check this out.

  • Anonymous | April 16, 2014 8:55 AMReply

    The most annoying person on the planet somehow still manages to get work... I'm amazed.

  • Kara | April 16, 2014 9:43 AM

    oh are you talking about yourself .. because what you just said proves your just as annoying...

  • RichardWad2U | April 15, 2014 11:55 PMReply

    WHAT?!!! is this a prank or have I died and gone to heaven? It can't possibly be true that a douchey, arrogant network exec realized that Maya Rudolph was the talent powerhouse we've all been waiting for! Did NBC take classes from the Dalai Lama? Did they attend a Tony Roberts seminar??? These diaper-wearing dypshyts could not possibly have identified the subtle genius of Queen Maya! I refuse to believe it until I see it!

  • julius hollingsworth | April 15, 2014 11:11 PMReply

    Minnie RIPPERTON'S little girl act, sing and crack a joke with THE BEST OF THEM.Make room Beyonce,she's a winner.

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