Martin Short Likely Joining Maya Rudolph's Variety Show as Co-Host

Photo of Martin Short and Maya Rudolph as Beyoncé during 'Saturday Night Live' 40th anniversary special, by Dana Edelson/NBC

It appears Maya Rudolph's long-teased variety series may soon have a co-headliner in Martin Short.

TVLine is reporting the NBC project, which the network previewed last May with a one-hour special called The Maya Rudolph Show, is likely adding Short as co-host alongside Rudolph.

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The show, tentatively titled Maya & Marty, has previously been eyed by NBC as a possible companion series for Neil Patrick Harris' own upcoming variety program Best Time Ever, which is already part of the network's 2015-16 lineup.