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NBC finally gave Maya Rudolph her own variety show

First mentioned back in February as one of several preferable alternatives to remaining with Up All Night, just slightly above self-immolation, Maya Rudolph has successfully landed her own primetime variety special. Deadline reports that NBC has ordered a Lorne Michaels-produced pilot that will air after the Winter Olympics, testing out its combination of Rudolph-starring sketches and musical numbers on an audience who’s already been primed for splashy spectacle by watching the luge. “And also, the entire show takes place inside a portal only the baby can see,” said an NBC executive, in one last-ditch effort. 

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