Maya Rudolph to Star in Primetime Variety Series

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After cracking people up with her myriad of characters for the late-night audience of Saturday Night Live and appearing in the hilarious hit Bridesmaids, Maya Rudolph is now ready for primetime!  

The 41-year-old actress will return to NBC with a new variety series project produced by her former SNL boss Lorne Michaels, according to Deadline.

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The network has ordered a pilot for the variety series -- -- to be executive produced by Rudolph -- that would air as a special after the Winter Olympics, the website reports.

The new series comes after NBC canceled Rudolph's comedy series Up All Night, which co-starred Christina Applegate and Will Arnett.

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