After telling NBC on Sunday that she will not be back for an eighth season of ''Saturday Night Live,'' Maya Rudolph has now changed her mind

By Kristen Baldwin
Updated September 27, 2007 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Okay, honestly, Maya Rudolph has got to stop toying with our emotions. After telling NBC on Sunday (Sept. 23) that she would not be returning to Saturday Night Live — which was a sudden change of heart, as all involved expected her to return — the woman behind the best Oprah impression on earth has now decided she will be back after all. Seriously. For real.

In a statement released to NBC, the fickle comedianne tells her now completely flummoxed — but no doubt relieved — fans: ”It was an agonizing decision, but ultimately, I feel I made the best choice both as a mother and as an actress. I couldn?t be happier to be returning to SNL.”

Great news. See you this Saturday, Maya. Now, we?re going to go lie down.

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Saturday Night Live

The original late-night comedy sketch show from the one and only Lorne Michaels.

  • TV Show
  • 45
  • TV-14
  • Saturdays at 11:30 PM
  • Lorne Michaels
  • NBC
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