IFC's upcoming six-part miniseries spoof The Spoils Before Dying just rounded out its cast. The network announced today that in addition to Michael Kenneth Williams and Will Ferrell, the jazz murder mystery series will include an impressive cast made up of both returning cast members from The Spoils of Babylon and some new faces. Here's the full list:
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Haley Joel Osment, Michael Sheen, Kate McKinnon, Val Kilmer, Tim Meadows, Steve Tom, Chris Parnell, Emily Ratajkowski, Andy Daly, Chris Mulkey, Chin Han, Marc Evan Jackson, Jack Kilmer, Patty Guggenheim, Bérénice Marlohe
The series is set in the Los Angeles jazz scene in 1962, and Williams [...]
SNL alum Maya Rudolph was a guest on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, where she looked back on her early childhood years on the road with her musician parents Minnie Riperton and Richard Rudolph and the unique currency the Tooth Fairy opted to give her as a kid. Watch more from Rudolph's interview below:
Last night, NBC aired The Maya Rudolph Show, a one-off variety show special hosted by SNL alum Maya Rudolph that's doubles as a pilot for a potential series. Ratings are in and The Maya Rudolph Show performed well, winning its hour and scoring 7.2 million viewers and a 2.2 rating with adults 18-49. The show beat out its competition, a Criminal Minds rerun on CBS and the second half of ABC's The Bachelorette premiere; however Rudolph Show lost a good amount of ratings from its lead-in, The Voice, and dropped 21% after the first half-hour.
Despite that, this was still a pretty good showing for the special, which featured [...]
SNL transforms when a former cast member returns to host. The regular format is stretched to make room for a massive SNL reunion, with classic bits and endless cameos by other past stars of the show. Usually this homecoming makes for an exciting night of television, with Lorne Michaels trotting out one of his prized horses to remind us of the joy this show has brought us over the years.
In this case, it reminded us how atypical of a cast member Andy Samberg was. His monologue joke that he appeared in "100 digital shorts and six live sketches" had a ring of truth: unlike all-star alums Will Ferrell [...]
Yesterday, NBC announced that The Maya Rudolph Show, a new variety show special from the comedic actress of the same name, will premiere on May 19th. The Lorne Michaels-produced one-off special, which features guests like Craig Robinson, Andy Samberg, and Janelle Monáe, will serve as a pilot for a Rudolph-fronted variety show for the network.
Rudolph hosting a variety show is no surprise as she's had dual passions for music and comedy for decades now. The daughter of soul singer Minnie Ripperton, Rudolph worked as a keyboardist and backup singer for the band The Rentals before landing at SNL. On SNL and Up All Night, Rudolph sang frequently, goofing [...]