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Maya and Marty

Maya Rudolph's NBC Variety Show Set to Add Martin Short as Co-Headliner

Turns out Maya Rudolph and Martin Short‘s hilarious comedic duet during Saturday Night Live‘s 40th anniversary special last February was more than just a viral smash — it was a planted spinoff.

Sources confirm to TVLine that NBC’s long-in-the-works weekly variety show starring Rudolph is on the verge of adding Short as her co-headliner.

In May 2014, Rudolph hosted an hourlong NBC special — titled The Maya Rudolph Show — that served as a warm-up for a possible weekly series. The project remained in development at NBC (with Rudolph’s former SNL boss Lorne Michaels producing). Earlier this summer, Variety reported that NBC was eyeing the show as a possible companion to Neil Patrick Harris‘ upcoming variety-iwsh series Best Time Ever.

I’m told the Rudolph/Short two-hander is tentatively titled Maya & Marty. 

An NBC rep declined to comment.

Press PLAY below to relive the glory that was Beyonce Rudolph and Short’s SNL 40th shtick, and then hit the comments with an answer to this question: Maya & Marty >, <  or = to The Maya Rudolph Show?