Maya Rudolph Returns To TV With Her Own Show

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Former Saturday Night Live star Maya Rudolph will hit TV with her own star-studded show.

This famous comedienne will host self-titled The Maya Rudolph Show. The executives at America’s NBC network have described it as a revival of a classic variety show concept.

She has since recruited some of her previous SNL co-stars to appear on the show. Those names include Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen and Chris Parnell, as well as actors Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell and The Office’s Craig Robinson.

For this edition, her musical guest will be Janelle Monae with soul icon Raphael Saadiq as bandleader.

Maya could have been last seen in the short-lived NBC sitcom Up All Night with Christina Applegate and Will Arnett. However, the series has been cancelled after only two seasons in 2012.

The Maya Rudolph Show is scheduled in America for May 19th.

Rudolph, David Javerbaum, Erin David and Dave Becky will serve as producers, while Lorne Michaels will serve as executive producer.

This is the latest collaboration between Rudolph and Michaels, who also produced Up All Night. Rudolph, daughter of the late soul singer Minnie Riperton, was one of SNL‘s most popular cast members over the past ten years. Her seven-year engagement produced many memorable impersonations and original characters that often included music performances, including her recurring gigs as Beyoncé, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston and Barbra Streisand.

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