This just in from reliable source Michael Ausiello at TVLine: NBC has given serious considerations to bringing back Maya Rudolph’s variety show as a series, but with a catch. Martin Short would be her partner in comedy crime, making the potential primetime partnership of Maya & Marty.
Maya & Marty performed together to kick off a musical tribute segment in Saturday Night Live‘s epic SNL40 celebration.
Since then, the network has emphasized specialty and live programming — greenlighting the weekly Best Time Ever showcase fronted by Neil Patrick Harris on Tuesday nights this fall. NBC has made no secret of trying to find a complementary series to fill the holes when NPH’s variety series goes dark.
Could this be it?