Maya & Marty: Season 1 (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Maya & Marty is a safer, weekday version of Saturday Night Live with little to recommend it other than Maya Rudolph and Martin Short's admittedly considerable charms.

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Air date: May 31, 2016
2
Air date: Jun 7, 2016
3
Air date: Jun 14, 2016
4
Air date: Jun 21, 2016
5
Air date: Jul 5, 2016
6
Air date: Jul 12, 2016

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Ironically, one of the things that was a problem for such an underwhelming show on the whole was that it had a couple of flashes of excitement that emphasized how phoned-in some of the rest of it often felt.

Jun 2, 2016 | Full Review…
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The whole enterprise felt like a modest "Tuesday Night Live" with Lorne Michaels executive producing. The old-school sketch comedy veterans pulled it off. They could help pass the time on a hot summer night.

Jun 2, 2016 | Full Review…

Oh how I love Maya Rudolph and Martin Short. And oh how I didn't love their new summer variety series, Maya & Marty.

Jun 1, 2016 | Full Review…

I agree that Martin Short is a treasure, and I feel much the same about Maya Rudolph. That's why it's somewhat heartbreaking to report that Maya & Marty... seems, at least on first viewing, like a mess.

Sep 21, 2016 | Full Review…

It's during the sketches that the show loses steam. Many of the ideas seem half-baked; they start out promisingly, but don't go anywhere.

Jun 3, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's amazing that people as intelligent as Rudolph, Smart, and Michaels didn't realize immediately that doing a mere variation on SNL would fall flat.

Jun 1, 2016 | Full Review…

It turned out to be Saturday Night Live lite. That's not a bad thing.

Jun 1, 2016 | Full Review…

It's a variety show from 1976, with the freedom and production values of 2016. It's not for everybody, but if it's for you, you'll know it.

Jun 10, 2016 | Full Review…

Unsure of how to distinguish itself as a something wholly original.

Jun 2, 2016 | Full Review…

With the right guests and a little more finesse from the writers, Maya & Marty has the elements to be amiable and doesn't require staying up late on a weeknight.

Jun 1, 2016 | Full Review…

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