NBC Slates New Musical in 2014 On Heels of ‘Sound of Music Live’

NBC Slates New Musical in 2014 On Heels of 'Sound of Music Live'

Second musical in the works for next holiday season

NBC plans to produce another live musical for the 2014 holiday season, the network confirms to TheWrap.

Last week's “Sound of Music Live” delivered the highest Thursday ratings NBC has seen since the finale of “E.R.,” among other ratings records.

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“All weekend, people have been calling us and emailing us,” chairman of NBC's entertainment Robert Greenblatt said in an interview with the New York Times. “Rights holders of musicals have said, ‘Please do one of our shows.’ We're excited to try it again.”

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“There's enough to do a handful of these over the next years, if we keep increasing the learning curve,” Greenblatt added. “There may be a little bit of a phenomenon to the first one of these. Who knows what happens year two, three or four. But you've got to have events. I think we could do this again — and again and again.”

  • David Perkins

    Based on an idea floated in the LA Times, how about a version of ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ starring Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Usher, Shakira; featuring Xavier Colon, Jermaine Paul, and Cassadee Pope; and introducing Danielle Bradbery as ‘Dorothy.’ They'd all get panned for their acting, but imagine the ratings!!!!