NBC finally gave Maya Rudolph her own variety show

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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