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NBC Orders ‘Maya and Marty in Manhattan’

Summer Variety Series Will Air out of 'America's Got Talent' on Tuesday

NBC, which is intent on reviving the variety format in primetime, has confirmed upcoming “Maya and Marty in Manhattan,” hosted by former “SNL” players Maya Rudolph and Martin Short and produced by Lorne Michaels. Also featured will be “SNL’s” Kenan Thompson.

The series, which will telecast live from 30 Rockefeller Center and will feature sketches that spoof current events and celebrities and musical performances, will launch Tuesday, May 31 at 10 p.m., after the season-premiere of “America’s Got Talent.”

Last fall, NBC aired “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris,” which lasted on eight episodes.


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  1. I’d encourage them to watch some old episodes of The Carol Burnett Show if they want to see how to create a solid base on which to grow a successful variety show. I’m a fan of NPH, but that show was pretty awful.

    • I actually enjoyed segments of Best Time Ever. I liked the home singing competition and I liked some of the segments where they surprised an audience member. I thought the celebrity in the balcony idea was lame, as were most of the show ending segments.

    • Omg, I was just about to type this! I’ve been watching the Carol Burnett show on MeTV and that is comedy gold right there!! I think Tina Fey would be an awesome candidate for this.

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