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.
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An NBC rep declined to comment.
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