Maya Rudolph Variety Show

Maya Rudolph, Martin Short to Debut NBC Variety Show in May

Sorry, Neil Patrick Harris: Maya Rudolph and Martin Short will be the ones having the best time ever this spring.

The comedians’ long-gestating NBC variety show is slated for a May premiere and is now tentatively titled Maya and Marty in Manhattan, according to our sister site Variety.

As TVLine reported in August, SNL boss Lorne Michaels will executive-produce the series, though an exact episode count and format are still being worked out. Much like SNL, Maya and Marty is expected to air live from NBC’s 30 Rock studio in New York City.

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 (which, at the time, was eyed as a potential companion to NPH’s now-cancelled Best Time Ever). Rudolph and Short last performed together during SNL‘s 40th anniversary special last February.

Will you book a trip to Manhattan with Maya and Marty? Tell us in the comments.

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  1. TV Gord says:

    He’s a little bit country, she’s a little bit rock ‘n’ roll. How can it go wrong? :-)

  2. Guy says:

    Definitely looking forward to this. Maya’s variety special was far better than anything NPH did on his show. And Martin Short is Martin Short…enough said.

  3. Dizzle says:

    So. Much. Yes!

  4. Billy Bob Johnson says:

    Epic Failure

  5. Kaylin says:


  6. Steven Waldie says:

    Memo to NBC: the variety show died over 30 years ago…instead you should bring back (say it with me) JACKIE ROGERS, JR.’S $100,000 JACKPOT WAD! Put it on after Hollywood Game Night and the ratings will go through the roof!

  7. SandyS says:

    I would love to go!!!

  8. Jingle Bell says:

    No thanks, can’t stand neither one of those two, most annoying/non-humorous comedians. Yuk!