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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-year-old comic and singer will get her chance at 10 p.m. Monday when NBC unveils a special called "The Maya Rudolph Show." It's the latest attempt to revive the variety format that ruled television screens throughout the 1960s and '70s — e.g., "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour," "The Carol Burnett Show," "Donny and Marie" — but has become scarcer than a gaudy Bob Mackie...

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