NBC Orders Pilot for Variety Show Hosted by Maya Rudolph

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November 13th, 2013

 

Maya Rudolph

NBC has ordered a pilot for a variety show hosted by former Saturday Night Live and Up All Night star Maya Rudolph. Deadline reports that NBC plans to air the pilot as a special after the winter Olympics. If it performs well, it will probably be ordered to series. Lorne Michael will produce the show.

 
  • Cyrax86

    The Ava Show from Up All Night comes to life?

  • Neil

    Will this show switch from Multiple Cameras to a Single Cam and lose the Laugh Track?

  • Herb Finn

    A show for Saturday 8pm or 9pm rather than SNL reruns?

  • Nifty

    I say great…

    As long as it’s not SNL Weekdays.

  • Michael Scott

    She is gorgeous!!!!!

  • RJC

    Love her – I hope this turns out well.

  • s0303

    a variety show?? no thanks…

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    I guess Donny and Marie were busy? ;-) :-)

  • NeNe Leakes

    NBC has been doomed to fail the second they cancelled The New Normal! Bloop!

  • THE OLD MAN

    So everything old is new again! I’ve been saying for years they should try to reboot a variety show (my bet was Tina Fey) but Maya should fit the bill nicely + with Lorne Michael at the helm, this should work (hopefully).

    MAYA RUDOLPH is Minnie Riperton’s daughter, who in 1975 had a #1 hit with “Lovin’ You” in which she ends the song with Maya, Maya–Maya, Maya.

    So WTG, Maya. I’m sure Minnie would be proud!

  • AlanHalliwell

    NBC also bought a comedy from Yotuber Shane Dawson called “Losin it” It still in early works but if all goes well premiers next fall

  • Ultima

    @The Old Man
    So everything old is new again! I’ve been saying for years they should try to reboot a variety show

    If ABC can pull some good numbers for its HHOF movie next month, I’m going all in on “they should bring back the Sunday Night Movie!” ;)

  • j

    Maya Rudolph is great. I like her better than the currently-bigger Wiig or Poehler. Could be good…or it could be Up All Night.

    Ew, Shane Dawson?

  • Kissan

    I loved Maya Rudolph on Up All Night(what happened to that show anyways,I know it got cancelled but still…) but I want an NBC comedy with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey starring in it. That I would watch:)

  • Jagger Dagger

    More rehashed old SNL stars for Lorne Michaels to put in other shows he produces. Yawn.

  • Chris J

    This will probably air Thursday 9-10pm with Sean Saves the World and Michael J Fox moving to Friday 8-9pm.

    I’m sure this show won’t do any worse than the low 1s SSTW and MJFS have been getting.

  • a p garcia

    Hope it does well.

  • Carl

    Love Maya Rudolph. An NBC with Maya and Amy is an NBC I would watch.

  • Ralph Hahn

    “Lorne Michael will produce the show.” Which program he DOESN’T PRODUCE? Does every SNL star and guest have a personal services contract with Michaels?

    Anyway, I always liked Maya. She was hysterical in “Bridesmaids.” BEST thing about that “chick flick,” it had a lot of male appeal. (OK…it was the cussing).

    And, Maya’s late-mother, Minnie Riperton who had a #1 song in 1975 (“Loving You”) had the voice of an angel.

  • Ralph Hahn

    @ THE OLD MAN: (from another Old Man): Sorry dude for mentioning Minnie and her number-one hit again. I did not read the previous postings before I posted mine.

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