Maya Rudolph as Beyonce

SNL alumna, Maya Rudolph, is returning to prime-time television with a new variety show produced by SNL executive-producer, Lorne Michaels. Deadline is reporting that Rudolph’s variety pilot with begin as a special after the Winter Olympics.

During Rudolph’s 7 year stint on SNL, some of her most memorable impersonations included Beyoncé Knowles, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand as well as Oprah, Donnatella Versace and Michelle Obama.  After leaving SNL, Rudolph’s career included several movie roles, and even small musical concerts.

One of Rudolph’s most memorable screen appearances was on the  Unsung episode, dedicated to her mother, Minnie Riperton:

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