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  • Forget Donny & Marie. Maya Rudolph, NBC Bid To Revive TV's Variety Show

    Maya Rudolph has proven time and again that she can sing and make people laugh out loud. Now the question is whether she can breathe new life into a TV staple once thought part of the cultural flotsam of the 1970s. She will appear on NBC Monday in "The...
  • 'SNL': Maya Rudolph wows as Beyonce

    'SNL': Maya Rudolph wows as Beyonce
    The "Saturday Night Live" season finale turned into a wacky alumni reunion, and the pleasure of seeing surprise guest stars offset the uneven writing. Maybe "SNL" should load up on surprise cameos next season. Maya Rudolph popped in as Beyonce to...
  • 'SNL' season finale teases Maya Rudolph's new show

    The season finale of “SNL” is frequently a giddily messy cavalcade of guest stars, and last night’s episode, hosted by Andy Samberg, was no different. Between Martin Short, Paul Rudd, 2 Chainz, Lil Jon, Pharrell Williams and basically...
  • Season Finale of NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' Down in Rating From Last Year

    NBC's "Saturday Night Live" ended a transitional season -- the show's 39th -- with average numbers for its finale hosted by Andy Samberg. According to national estimates from Nielsen, Saturday's telecast of "Saturday Night Live" averaged a 4.0...
  • Maya Rudolph looks to spice up NBC with a variety show

     Maya Rudolph looks to spice up NBC with a variety show
    During her years on "Saturday Night Live," Maya Rudolph spoofed all kinds of VIPs — Oprah Winfrey, Condoleezza Rice, Donatella Versace. Now Rudolph has another famous woman in her sights: She would like to take a crack at Cher's old job. The 41-...
  • Bob Greenblatt Leads NBC Back to No. 1

    Two minutes before NBC's May 12 upfront presentation was scheduled to start, Bob Greenblatt ducked into Jimmy Fallon's dressing room for a quick pre-show hello. It was an instinctive move for Greenblatt. Producers like to keep a close eye on their...
  • TV ratings: NBC wins demo with Maya Rudolph, 'Voice'; 'DWTS' scores

    TV ratings: NBC wins demo with Maya Rudolph, 'Voice'; 'DWTS' scores
    Maya Rudolph's variety special for NBC was a worthy performer in the ratings, coming after the three-way finalist faceoff on "The Voice."  The former "Saturday Night Live" star's "The Maya Rudolph Show" averaged 7.23 million viewers Monday night,...
  • 'Voice,' 'Dancing' Top Monday; NBC's 'Maya Rudolph' Solid

    NBC won the final Monday of the television season in key demos , sweeping each half-hour in young adults behind the performance finale of "The Voice" and the variety special "The Maya Rudolph Show." ABC ran second with the performance finale of "Dancing...
  • Daniel Craig, Seth Meyers Appear in White House Campaign to Curb Sexual Assaults

    Vice President Joseph Biden has enlisted Daniel Craig, Seth Meyers, Benicio Del Toro, Steve Carell and Dulé Hill for a new series of public service announcements aimed at curbing campus sexual assaults. The PSAs are aimed at men and try to encourage...
  • NBC's Maya Rudolph Variety Special to Air May 19

    NBC plans to air its "The Maya Rudolph Show," a variety show special centered around the "Saturday Night Live" alum, at 10 p.m. May 19. The Universal Television event will also feature "SNL" alums Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen and Chris Parnell, as well...
  • WME's Amos Newman Emerges From the Shadow of Showbiz Royalty

    Three years into its existence, WME's Music for Visual Media Dept. is trumpeting major successes for its newbie composers, from Alex Ebert's Golden Globe win for "All Is Lost" to Junkie XL's "300: Rise of an Empire" and "Divergent" scores, to the maestros...