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Maya & Marty is an American television variety show that premiered on NBC on May 31, 2016. The series was co-hosted by comedians Maya Rudolph and Martin Short, and produced by Lorne Michaels. The show features various comedy sketches, musical performances, and celebrity guests.

Maya & Marty
Maya & Marty logo.png
GenreVariety show
Presented by
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Executive producer(s)Lorne Michaels
  • Matt Roberts
  • Erin David
  • Dave Becky
  • Marc Gurvitz
  • Sandy Wernick
  • John Lieberman
  • Maya Rudolph
  • Martin Short
Production location(s)NBC Studios
New York City
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Broadway Video
3 Arts Entertainment
Brillstein Entertainment Partners
Universal Television
Original networkNBC
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseMay 31 (2016-05-31) –
July 12, 2016 (2016-07-12)
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Rudolph had previously hosted a variety show titled The Maya Rudolph Show, with a standalone pilot aired on May 19, 2014. In its original form it was not initially picked up for series.[1] Beginning in 2015, the concept was revived and went through approximately one year worth of redevelopment. The variety series was greenlit on February 12, 2016, and was tentatively titled Maya and Marty in Manhattan. The variety series is recorded at Studio 6A in NBC's headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Saturday Night Live is broadcast from the same building, of which both Short and Rudolph are alumni.[2]

The series is the network's second recent attempt at airing a prime time variety show after Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris was cancelled partway through the late 2015 season.[3]


Maya & Marty premiered on NBC in the United States. The first episode aired at 10:00/9:00 pm ET/PT on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, following the 11th season premiere of America's Got Talent.[4] The season finale of the first season aired at 10:00/9:00 pm ET/PT on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.



No.TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
1"Jimmy Fallon, Larry David, Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Kate McKinnon, Savion Glover, the cast of Shuffle Along & Miley Cyrus"May 31, 2016 (2016-05-31)6.26[6]
2"Steve Martin, Drake, Sean Hayes, Nathan Lane & Tina Fey"June 7, 2016 (2016-06-07)4.65[7]
3"John Cena, Nick Jonas, Eva Longoria, Kevin Hart, Jimmy Fallon & Ben Stiller"June 14, 2016 (2016-06-14)5.11[8]
4"Ricky Gervais & Cecily Strong"June 21, 2016 (2016-06-21)4.15[9]
5"Amy Poehler, Jerry Seinfeld, Will Forte, Kevin Kline & Ana Gasteyer"July 5, 2016 (2016-07-05)4.26[10]
6"Sean Hayes, Steve Martin, Kelly Ripa & Emma Stone"July 12, 2016 (2016-07-12)3.94[11]


  1. ^ Ng, Philiana (April 15, 2014). "Maya Rudolph's NBC Variety Special Lands Airdate, Guest Lineup". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  2. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (February 12, 2016). "NBC Greenlights Maya Rudolph-Martin Short Variety Show, Targets May Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  3. ^ Dostis, Melanie (February 13, 2016). "Maya Rudolph and Martin Short to debut variety show on NBC in May". Daily News. New York. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  4. ^ Kissell, Rick (March 11, 2016). "Maya Rudolph-Martin Short Variety Show to Premiere May 31". Variety. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  5. ^ Lisa de Moraes. "'Maya & Marty' is 15th Hour Of 'Today' Show, Martin Short Says – Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  6. ^ Porter, Rick (June 2, 2016). "Tuesday final ratings: 'America's Got Talent' adjusts up, '500 Questions' adjusts down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  7. ^ Porter, Rick (June 8, 2016). "Tuesday final ratings: 'America's Got Talent' adjusts up, '20/20' adjusts down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  8. ^ Porter, Rick (June 15, 2016). "Tuesday final ratings: 'America's Got Talent' adjusts up, 'Maya & Marty' and 'Coupled' adjust down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  9. ^ Porter, Rick (June 22, 2016). "Tuesday final ratings: 'Maya & Marty,' 'To Tell the Truth' and 'Coupled' adjust down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  10. ^ Porter, Rick (July 7, 2016). "Tuesday final ratings: 'America's Got Talent' adjusts up to season high". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 7, 2016.
  11. ^ Porter, Rick (July 13, 2016). "Tuesday final ratings: 'America's Got Talent' and MLB All-Star Game adjust up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 13, 2016.

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