The network will air her variety show special, titled The Maya Rudolph Show, on May 19 at 10 p.m. EW has learned that the Saturday Night Live vet — who recently starred in another Peacock comedy series, Up All Night — will be joined by Kristen Bell, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, Craig Robinson, Sean Hayes, and Chris Parnell.
New Promo: NBC’s ‘Rosemary’s Baby'
I’m just now realizing the similarities this could have to CBS’ ‘Extant,’ that thread will be something to watch out for and keep in mind.
First Look: NBC’s ‘Rosemary’s Baby' | TV Line
First Look: Matt Ryan as NBC’s ‘Constantine' | CBM
Sources connected to CBS, NBC and ABC tell TMZ … the Peacock network believes Jimmy Fallon’s ratings success gives them extreme bargaining power. They put the word out to celebs, agents and publicists … if they want to be on Fallon they can’t appear on ANY other network … and not just shows that go head-to-head with Jimmy, but morning shows as well.
Promo: ‘Heroes Reborn’
So ‘Heroes’ is back. NBC has ordered a 13-episode event series from Tim Kring set to air in 2015. In a press release, the network said that they won’t rule out the possible return of original cast members but, ”until we get closer to air in 2015, the show will be appropriately shrouded in secrecy.”
It seems like a move inspired by Fox’s revival of ‘24,’ the difference being ‘24’ was good for most of its run. If ‘Heroes Reborn’ does 13 episodes like “Company Man” maybe it’ll be worth it. Otherwise, I’m predicting big premiere ratings and then steep fall off thereafter (given the quality picks up where it left off). If Kring is smart he’ll do all new characters and abilities.
Also, of note, is this might be the closest thing NBC has to comic book characters. With ‘Gotham’ at Fox, Marvel at ABC and DC at CW, where did that leave NBC if they wanted to compete for that audience? ‘Heroes’ I guess.
Now go enjoy #NBCReboots on Twitter.