Maya Rudolph’s variety show pilot has a title, premiere date and guest list, all coming at us next month on NBC.
The Maya Rudolph Show will debut at 10 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014, with guests Kristen Bell, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, Craig Robinson, Sean Hayes and Chris Parnell, with musical performances from Janelle Monáe and Rudolph’s own band led by Raphael Saaddiq
Rudolph co-starred with Armisen, Samberg and Parnell on Saturday Night Live, of course (and Lorne Michaels is executive-producing her variety show). Rudolph also just appeared on a recent episode of Armisen’s IFC series with Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia. This clip from “Bahama Knights” is bananas!
And here’s a shot of Maya doing her do-do-dos from last year’s premiere of Hollywood Game Night, another take on the variety/game genre. One of her teammates in this clip: Hayes.
Rudolph, David Javerbaum, Erin David and Dave Becky will produce, with Lorne Michaels serving as executive producer. The Maya Rudolph Show is from Universal Television.
Rudolph was an SNL stalwart from 2000-11, and co-starred afterward on the network’s Up All Night. She also received plaudits for her big-screen performance in 2011’s Bridesmaids.