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NBC weighs return for Maya Rudolph variety show

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(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP). 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. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP). 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.
(AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater). 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. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater). 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.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - 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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