Maya Rudolph, who is certainly one of the funniest women on the planet, is returning to NBC with The Maya Rudolph Show – a classic variety show-type special. Her guests will include: Andy Samberg (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Kristen Bell (“Veronica Mars”), Fred Armisen (“Portlandia,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers”), Chris Parnell (“Archer”), Craig Robinson (“Mr. Robinson”) and Sean Hayes (“Hollywood Game Night”). Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Janelle Monae will be the musical guest. R&B artist/producer Raphael Saadig will be the show’s bandleader.
The Maya Rudolph Show will air Monday, May 19th (10/9C). For more, check out the press release following the jump.
‘THE MAYA RUDOLPH SHOW’ SPECIAL SET TO AIR ON NBC MAY 19
Andy Samberg, Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, Craig Robinson, Sean Hayes and Musical Guest Janelle Monae to Appear While Raphael Saadiq Serves as Bandleader
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — April 15, 2014 — Starring the Emmy Award nominee and beloved “Saturday Night Live” veteran, NBC has scheduled “The Maya Rudolph Show” for Monday, May 19 (10 p.m. ET/PT).
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.
Revisiting the classic variety show format, “The Maya Rudolph Show” will feature guest stars Andy Samberg (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Kristen Bell (“Veronica Mars”), Fred Armisen (“Portlandia,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers”), Chris Parnell (“Archer”), Craig Robinson (“Mr. Robinson”) and Sean Hayes (“Hollywood Game Night”).
Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Janelle Monae will serve as the musical guest. R&b singer-producer Raphael Saadiq will be the bandleader.
Rudolph was part of “Saturday Night Live” from 2000-11, performing in hundreds of sketches and earning an Emmy nomination in 2012 for guest actress in a comedy series.
In 2011, Rudolph co-starred in the box office hit comedy “Bridesmaids,” and was nominated with a Screen Actors Guild Award and Broadcast Film Critics Award. On the big screen, her other credits include “The Way Way Back,” “Grown Ups” and “Away We Go.”
On the small screen, she recently appeared on NBC’s “Up All Night.”