November 14, 2013 07:56:51 GMT
The network has ordered a pilot for the potential primetime series produced by 'Saturday Night Live' creator Lorne Michaels.
Maya Rudolph is set to return to NBC after her sitcom "Up All Night" on the network was canceled after two seasons. The Emmy-nominated actress will reunite with "Saturday Night Live" creator/executive producer Lorne Michaels for a new variety series.
The Peacock has ordered a pilot for the primetime show with the plan to air it as a special after the Winter Olympics. The "Bridesmaids" star will headline the variety series, and executive produce it along with Michaels, Erin David and Dave Becky.
Words are, Rudolph began receiving pilot offers since NBC decided not to move forward with the revamped "Up All Night". She, however, wasn't interested in any of them since she wanted to do a variety show instead.
Rudolph returned to "SNL" in 2012 to serve as a host for the first time. In the big-screen, she starred in "Grown Ups 2" alongside the all-star cast consisting of Adam Sandler. Kevin James and Chris Rock. She also lent her voice in "Turbo".
In other news, NBC plans to revive "Last Comic Standing" after a three-year absence. Wanda Sykes will serve as executive producer for the eighth season of the unscripted comedic competition series which is expected to debut in summer 2014.