NBC Orders Live Variety Series Starring Maya Rudolph and Martin Short
Maya Rudolph and Martin Short will be live from New York this summer.
NBC has announced a series order for Maya and Marty in Manhattan, an hour-long live variety series that stars the two Saturday Night Live alums and is executive produced by SNL creator Lorne Michaels. Current SNL cast member Kenan Thompson will also star in the series, slated to premiere on Tuesday, May 31 at 10/9c on NBC.
“With their cumulative expertise and experience in live comedy, we couldn’t ask for a better trio to deliver what we know will be a fantastic show,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “Their respective accomplishments on Saturday Night Live and beyond are extraordinary.”
The weekly live series will feature spoofs of current events and celebrities, as well as musical performances. Rudolph already had some variety show experience under her belt, having curated the NBC special The Maya Rudolph Show in 2014.
Rudolph and Short, who will also produce, are joined by Matt Roberts, Erin David, Dave Becky, Marc Gurvitz, Sandy Wernick and John Lieberman as producers.