New Details About Maya Rudolph’s NBC Variety Special

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Maya Rudolph will host a variety special for NBC.
Back in November we told you that Maya Rudolph was shooting a variety special for NBC, to be potentially picked up as a series. Well that special finally has a premiere date, and it’s just about a month away.

NBC announced today that The Maya Rudolph Show will air on May 19 at 10 p.m. As with any variety show worth its weight in celebrity guests, Maya’s show will feature Kristen Bell, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, Craig Robinson, Sean Hayes and Chris ParnellJanelle Monáe will serve as a musical guest and Raphael Saaddiq will be Rudolph’s bandleader.

It’s going to be amazing.

The special will be one hour and, based on its success, could serve as the pilot for an ongoing variety show hosted by Rudolph.