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Battle of the Live Musicals: ABC Looks to Change the Game With Disney Classics

17 May 2017 12:48 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The broadcast network live musical trend shows no signs of slowing down, with five of the live events currently planned for the 2017-2018 season.

NBC, who pioneered the television events back in December 2013 with its successful staging of “The Sound of Music,” is currently prepping “Bye Bye Birdie” with star Jennifer Lopez for this December, and will air “Jesus Christ Superstar” this April. Fox is doubling down after the success of “Grease Live,” with plans for both a live version of “Rent” and “A Christmas Story.”

The newest player in the game is ABC, which on Tuesday announced it will dip its toe in the live musical waters with “The Little Mermaid.” ABC’s entry into the live musical space could prove to be a game changer, given the network’s access to Disney properties. Robert Mills, ABC’s head of alternative programming, told Variety that the network has been looking to stage a live Disney musical »

- Joe Otterson

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'The Little Mermaid' Live Musical Is Coming to ABC

16 May 2017 10:29 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Ready to go "under the sea"?

ABC is jumping into the live musical game with a animated/live-action hybrid production of the Disney classic, The Little Mermaid, the network announced Tuesday.

In the two-hour event, ABC plans to take the 1989 animated feature film, which centers on Ariel, a young mermaid who trades in her voice to be human, and intertwining it with live musical performances through "cutting-edge technology" for its first live musical.

Related: First Look at 'The Little Mermaid,' New Live-Action and Non-Disney Film

It's an ambitious choice, to be sure. But we simply can't wait to see who will be slipping into Ariel's mermaid fin or making girls swoon as Prince Eric.

A cast of "celebrity artists" will be announced soon, whose performances will be weaved in throughout the animated film.

A performance of this ilk has actually been done before with The Little Mermaid. Last summer, an all-star »

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The Little Mermaid Live! Musical/Movie Hybrid Event Set at ABC

16 May 2017 9:18 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Ariel and her fishy friends are about to become part of your (real) world.

ABC is planning The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!, which is described as a “live action/animation hybrid television experience.” The event is slated for the fall.

RelatedABC Fall Schedule: Once Bumped to Friday, black-ish Shifts to Tuesday, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. M.I.A.

A release for the two-hour event says it will “intertwine” Disney’s animated take on the Hans Christian Andersen classic with live musical performances “via cutting-edge technology.” (Did anyone else’s mind just flash to those Disney nights on Dancing With the Stars? »

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‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’ and ‘The Brave’: NBC Fall Trailers, Reviewed

14 May 2017 9:57 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s official: NBC is only launching three new shows this fall, and one of them isn’t technically new — it’s the return of “Will & Grace,” the full trailer for which will premiere on Monday morning. But with the reveal of its fall schedule, NBC also debuted trailers for its two other new originals, which we’ve reviewed and ranked below.

The Brave

One of those unfortunate upfronts trailers that spells out the entire plot of the pilot episode, twist by twist (right down to the happy ending). But given that the premise of the series formally known as “For God and Country” hinges on a more procedural approach — every week, theoretically, there will be another victim in a dangerous part of the world for this elite military unit to save — that’s not too grievous an offense. And what this trailer does do well is establish some of the team’s quirks, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘A Christmas Story’, ‘Rent’ & ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Are the Next Live Musicals on Network TV

13 May 2017 12:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The trend of live broadcast musical productions on network television will continue in the coming year with three new projects announced at the competing networks of NBC and Fox. The two have been going back and forth with musical productions in recent years with NBC tackling the likes of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, […]

The post ‘A Christmas Story’, ‘Rent’ & ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Are the Next Live Musicals on Network TV appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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’Timeless’ Is Saved! Time-Travel Series Joins Elite Club of Shows Renewed by the Network That Canceled Them

13 May 2017 11:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The fans spoke, and at least one network listened.

At first, it didn’t seem like any of the new time-travel series were going to make it out of the 2016-2017 season alive. The CW’s “Frequency” was dead, Fox made “Making History” history, ABC’s “Time After Time” ran out of time, and NBC’s “Timeless” also got the ax this past week.

Read More: Renewed or Canceled? Find Out the Fate of Your Favorite TV Show on the Bubble

But then, a broadcast miracle happened. On Saturday, NBC reversed course on history and decided to renew “Timeless” for a second season made up of 10 episodes that is expected to air in 2018.

Timeless” joins the coveted ranks of other shows that have also been resurrected by the very same network that killed it, including “Unforgettable” (CBS), “Designing Women” (CBS), “Family Guy” (Fox), “Jericho” (CBS), “Breaking In” (Fox), and “24” (Fox »

- Hanh Nguyen

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’Timeless’ Is Saved! Time-Travel Series Joins Elite Club of Shows Renewed by the Network That Canceled Them

13 May 2017 11:52 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The fans spoke, and at least one network listened.

At first, it didn’t seem like any of the new time-travel series were going to make it out of the 2016-2017 season alive. The CW’s “Frequency” was dead, Fox made “Making History” history, ABC’s “Time After Time” ran out of time, and NBC’s “Timeless” also got the ax this past week.

Read More: Renewed or Canceled? Find Out the Fate of Your Favorite TV Show on the Bubble

But then, a broadcast miracle happened. On Saturday, NBC reversed course on history and decided to renew “Timeless” for a second season made up of 10 episodes that is expected to air in 2018.

Timeless” joins the coveted ranks of other shows that have also been resurrected by the very same network that killed it, including “Unforgettable” (CBS), “Designing Women” (CBS), “Family Guy” (Fox), “Jericho” (CBS), “Breaking In” (Fox), and “24” (Fox »

- Hanh Nguyen

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9 Things to Talk About at This Weekend's Cocktail Party

12 May 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Idris Elba hosted a casting call and things got a little out of hand.In an attempt to recruit extras for a film he’s directing, your internet boyfriend caused quite a commotion in London. (The Cut) “Jesus Christ Superstar” is coming to the small screen.Continuing the recent cable trend to produce live musicals for a TV audience, NBC will stage the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical for Easter 2018. (CNN) MTV viewers (rightfully) awarded the “Best Kiss” honors to “Moonlight.”The film’s stars, Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome, accepted the award, saying, “This award is bigger than [us]. This represents more than a kiss.” (Vulture) Women are kicking serious ass in film.Charlize Theron’s turn in the upcoming “Atomic Blonde” highlights a less-than-appreciated genre: female action heroes. (New York Times) Tupac is getting the documentary treatment.Steve McQueen, director of “12 Years a Slave,” will direct the feature documentary about the life, »

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Chicago Med Finale Recap: Is [Spoiler] a Goner? — Plus: New Couples Alert?

11 May 2017 7:46 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On Thursday’s Season 2 finale of Chicago Med, the docs spend so much time diagnosing Robin’s condition, they don’t see the other danger awaiting one of them.

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But first, Robin is brought back to the hospital, causing Dr. Charles to erupt at Connor for her worsening condition. “This is on you. You did this!” he exclaims.

While Sarah tries to find a physical reason for Robin’s symptoms, Goodwin gives Dr. Charles a talking-to about not fighting hard enough for his daughter. Sarah’s initial tests come up empty, but Dr. »

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‘The Blacklist’ Renewed for Season 5 by NBC, No Word on ‘Blacklist: Redemption’

11 May 2017 9:06 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Blacklist,” the successful NBC crime drama starring James Spader, has been renewed for a fifth season, the network announced Thursday. An NBC spokesperson said the show was renewed for a full 22-episode season set to debut in the fall. The series follows former U.S. Navy officer-turned-criminal Raymond “Red” Reddington (Spader) who surrenders to the FBI — along with a list of other dangerous criminals, which he will give up in exchange for immunity. Also Read: 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Set as NBC's Next Live Musical “The Blacklist” has been a hit for the network since premiering in 2015. During the 2015-2016 TV season, »

- Carli Velocci

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Upfront 2017: TV Networks Square Off Against Cooling Ad Market

11 May 2017 6:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The TV industry faces a cliffhanger in weeks to come that is every bit as tantalizing as ones that surface in the final episodes of a season of “Empire,” “The Walking Dead” or “Grey’s Anatomy.” Can CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox and the rest tune in more advertising dollars than they did last year?

Madison Avenue is, at least initially, saying no. A range of ad buyers suggest TV’s annual “upfront” market, during which the U.S. networks try to sell the bulk of their ad time for the coming season, is likely to be more challenging than last year’s. In 2016, TV carried the day, and advertisers agreed in many cases to pay double-digit rate increases. The five English-language networks secured between $8.41 billion and $9.25 billion in advance ad commitments for primetime, according to Variety estimates – the first time in three years they might have managed to break the $9 billion mark.

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- Brian Steinberg

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Is NBC’s Next Live Musical!

11 May 2017 2:34 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

What’s the buzz? Tell us what’s a-happening! NBC announced on Wednesday that its next live musical will be the 1971 Broadway hit Jesus Christ Superstar.

Related: Jennifer Lopez Gives Fans a Taste of What to Expect When She Stars in 'Bye Bye Birdie Live!' - Watch

The production will air live on Easter Sunday 2018 and is being executive produced by the musical’s creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice as well as Marc Platt, Craig Zadan, and Neil Meron.

“As we continue to expand the profile of our live musicals, we are thrilled to be partnering with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to bring a new live staging of the iconic Jesus Christ Superstar to NBC,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. “Casting has just begun, but we want to fill out this classic show with as many recording artists as possible to give proper voice to what is »

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Jesus Christ, It's time to play "Cast This!" again

10 May 2017 3:17 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

By Nathaniel R

Paul Nolan as Jesus in the most recent Broadway revival (2012)This just in: NBC is prepping its fifth live musical for April 2018. Their first Sound of Music was a mixed bag quality-wise but a giant ratings hit. Since then they've had two critical and ratings successes (The Wiz and Hairspray) and one failure (Peter Pan). The fifth will be Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. It's made frequent regular appearances on stages all over the world since its debut in 1970. It even had a Golden Globe nominated film version in 1973 directed by Norman Jewison who was, at the time, a very hot commodity having recently made three best picture players: The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming! (1966, not a sci-fi time travelling movie about the current Us government), In the Heat of the Night (1967) and the Best Picture nominee Fiddler on the Roof »

- NATHANIEL R

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NBC Plots Live 'Jesus Christ Superstar' for Easter 2018

10 May 2017 2:35 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Next Easter, NBC will air a live production of Jesus Christ Superstar. The telecast follows a live version of Bye Bye Birdie set to air on the same channel in December with Jennifer Lopez starring as Rose "Rosie" Alvarez.

With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the 1970 rock opera served as an interpretation of the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus' life, with a larger emphasis on the conflict and struggles between Jesus and Judas Iscariot. Webber and Rice will serve as executive »

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Jesus Christ Superstar Is NBC’s Next Live Musical

10 May 2017 1:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.

Holy s— … er, ahem, that is: NBC has just announced its next live musical and it’s Jesus Christ Superstar!

The 1971 Broadway rock opera is coming to broadcast with creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice on board as executive producers. Also producers are TV musical veterans Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

“Casting has just begun, but we want to fill out this classic show with as many recording artists as possible to give proper voice to what is the original rock opera score,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, »

- James Hibberd

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Set as NBC’s Next Live Musical

10 May 2017 12:46 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has selected “Jesus Christ Superstar” as the next live musical to head to the network, Variety has learned.

The show follows in the footsteps of NBC’s successful run of live musical events, including “Sound of Music Live,” “Peter Pan Live,” “The Wiz Live,” and most recently, “Hairspray Live.”

All of NBC’s former live musicals have aired during December as a holiday special. In contract, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!” will air on Easter Sunday next year, April 1, 2018.

Based on the 1971 Broadway rock opera, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!” will be executive produced by original creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, who will also provide music and lyrics for NBC’s show. In addition to the duo, musical vets Marc Platt of “La La Land,” plus Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have both worked with the network on past musicals, are also on board as executive producers.

No stars have been announced, but »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’: NBC Sets Live Staging Of Classic Musical For Easter 2018

10 May 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s a-happening. Well, NBC has set its next live musical event — this time for Easter. It’s Jesus Christ Superstar, the classic 1971 rock opera from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, who will executive produce alongside Marc Platt and the Peacock’s live-musical veterans Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. It will air April 1, 2018. First envisioned as a concept album based on Jesus’ life, the show features such memorable songs as “I Don’t Know How to… »

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Jesus Christ Superstar Live!: NBC Plans Andrew Lloyd Webber Hit for Easter

10 May 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Hosanna, hey sanna sanna sanna ho: NBC will ring in Easter 2018 with Jesus Christ Superstar Live!.

The network will stage the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Time Rice 1971 rock opera on Easter Sunday, April 1.

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“As we continue to expand the profile of our live musicals, we are thrilled to be partnering with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to bring a new live staging of the iconic Jesus Christ Superstar to NBC,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement. He added that casting — which will focus heavily on recording artists — had just begun. »

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Set as NBC’s Next Live Musical

10 May 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC has set “Jesus Christ Superstar” as its next live musical, the network announced Wednesday. The new “Jesus Christ Superstar” will air on Easter, April 1, 2018, and will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “As we continue to expand the profile of our live musicals, we are thrilled to be partnering with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to bring a new live staging of the iconic ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ to NBC,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “Casting has just begun, but we want to fill out this classic »

- Linda Ge

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Live TV Event Comes to NBC Next Easter

10 May 2017 12:45 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

NBC is bringing is live musical event formula to Easter, revealing plans to stage “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!” next year.

The event, which will air on Easter Sunday (April 1), 2018, will be executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron – the gurus behind NBC’s other live TV events, including last year’s “Hairspray Live” – as well as Marc Platt and “Jesus Christ Superstar” originators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

Read More: ‘Hairspray Live!’ Review: The Best and Worst of NBC’s Latest Musical As It Happens—Live Blog

“Casting has just begun, but we want to fill out this classic show with as many recording artists as possible to give proper voice to what is the original rock opera score,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt.

Jesus Christ Superstar” began as a concept album then debuted on Broadway in 1971. It was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Performance »

- Michael Schneider

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