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NBC weighs return for Maya Rudolph variety show

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    This photo released by NBC shows Maya Rudolph in a scene from "The Maya Rudolph Show." NBC says it's weighing bringing back Maya Rudolph's variety show. In May, the actress-comedian starred in "The Maya Rudolph Show," a special that combined comedy and music. NBC executives told a TV critics' meeting Sunday, July 13, 2014, that they're in discussions with the actress-comedian about what the program would look like if it returned. They are looking for a format that would put Rudolph on the air on a regular or occasional basis.
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    FILE - This March 7, 2013 file photo shows actress Maya Rudolph performing at "The Music of Prince" tribute concert at Carnegie Hall in New York. NBC says it's weighing bringing back Maya Rudolph's variety show. In May, the actress-comedian starred in "The Maya Rudolph Show," a special that combined comedy and music. NBC executives told a TV critics' meeting Sunday, July 13, 2014, that they're in discussions with the actress-comedian about what the program would look like if it returned. They are looking for a format that would put Rudolph on the air on a regular or occasional basis.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. NBC says it's weighing bringing back Maya Rudolph's variety show.

In May, the actress-comedian starred in "The Maya Rudolph Show," a special that combined comedy and music.

NBC executives told a TV critics' meeting Sunday that they're in discussions with the actress-comedian about what the program would look like if it returned.

Rudolph has a very loyal following from her "Saturday Night Live" days and the network was encouraged by audience response to the special, NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt said.

NBC is searching for a format that would put Rudolph on the air on a regular or occasional basis.

Rudolph, whose film credits include "Bridesmaids," has said she would love to do a weekly series.

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