More than a year after rumors first started circulating, and several months after it was supposed to debut, the Maya Rudolph variety show is actually coming to television. Hurray! The Maya Rudolph Show, currently just a one-off special, will air Monday, May 19 at 10 p.m., NBC announced today. Raphael Saadiq will serve as band leader; Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell, Sean Hayes, Chris Parnell, Craig Robinson, and Andy Samberg will guest-star; and Janelle Monae will be the musical guest. NBC says the special will “[revisit] the classic variety show format,” which is fine and all — but the only thing that really matters is that something called The Maya Rudolph Show is finally happening.
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