I love me some Maya Rudolph and always have since her SNL days – she was one of “my” cast members growing up and I think she’s absolutely hilarious. I really love everything she’s done since, so I’m super excited that NBC decided to give her a variety show starting next month!
The network has slated her variety show special, titled “The Maya Rudolph Show,” to air on May 19 at 10 p.m.
The “Saturday Night Live” vet — who recently starred in another Peacock comedy series, “Up All Night” — will be joined by Kristen Bell, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, Craig Robinson, Sean Hayes and Chris Parnell.
Janelle Monáe will pop up as the musical guest, while Raphael Saaddiq will serve as bandleader.
The one-hour special, which also could double as the pilot for an ongoing series, is being executive produced by “SNL’s” Lorne Michaels.
Yes, yes and yes – I’m into this on so many levels. She NEEDS to have an ongoing series. It’s imperative. Also, would love to see more women and less middle-aged white men on late night TV, so this would be EXTRA great.