Up All Night Plots SNL Reunion With Molly Shannon Visit

Up All Night is staging a Saturday Night Live reunion this fall between funny ladies Maya Rudolph and Molly Shannon.

Shannon is set to bring the laughs on a November episode of the freshman NBC comedy, playing an “incompetent associate producer” on Ava, the talk show hosted by Rudolph’s Oprah-like character. (SNL vet Will Forte guest-starred on Up All Night earlier this season, yet sadly didn’t interact onscreen with his former castmate.)

TV Guide Magazine first reported this casting news.

Up All Night: Jason Lee to Woo Maya Rudolph

This isn’t the first time Rudolph and Shannon have collaborated post-SNL. Rudolph dropped by Shannon’s short-lived Kath & Kim sitcom back in 2008. (Here, the two enjoy a mutual lovefest.)

Shannon — who most recently filled a vacant seat over on CBS’ The Talk — enjoyed a brief stint on Season 1 of Glee, playing Sue Sylvester’s nemesis.

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  1. Summer says:

    That sounds like fun! Also, I don’t remember Molly Shannon on Glee last year. WTH?

    • LeSo says:

      Molly played a teacher named Brenda Castle in a couple of episodes during season one. She appeared in the episode which featured Olivia Newton-John wanting to remake her video for Physical with Sue after Kurt found a DVD of Sue’s version and uploaded it to YouTube. She also appeared in the episode which featured Neil Patrick Harris.

  2. Paul says:

    She was in 1 (technically 2) episodes in Season 1, not last season (Bad Reputation and Dream On)

  3. Joe B. says:

    These new NBC comedies need to improve and quickly. This show isn’t enough of any one thing to distinguish itself. Whitney gets 30 more minutes of my life but no more, it’s awkward and I don’t find any of the characters compelling.