Maya Rudolph attends the 2012 Academy Awards.

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Maya Rudolph is returning to NBC with a variety special

The show will air on May 19 at 10 p.m.

The "Saturday Night Live" alum will be joined by some of her former co-stars

The one-hour special could also double as the pilot for an ongoing series

EW  — 

Maya Rudolph will make her return to NBC next month with some song and sketch — not to mention, a little help from her famous friends.

The network has slated her variety show special, titled “The Maya Rudolph Show,” to air on May 19 at 10 p.m.

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The “Saturday Night Live” vet — who recently starred in another Peacock comedy series, “Up All Night” — will be joined by Kristen Bell, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, Craig Robinson, Sean Hayes and Chris Parnell.

Janelle Monáe will pop up as the musical guest, while Raphael Saaddiq will serve as bandleader.

The one-hour special, which also could double as the pilot for an ongoing series, is being executive produced by “SNL’s” Lorne Michaels.

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