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    ‘Bye Bye Birdie Live’ with Jennifer Lopez to Air on NBC

    [socialpoll id=”2396877″] NBC’s next live musical production will be “Bye Bye Birdie” with Jennifer Lopez, who will executive produce with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Her company Nuyorican Productions will produce with Universal Television. Harvey Fierstein will write the television adaptation, with the special slated to air in December, 2017. Lopez, […]

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    Charmian Carr from ‘The Sound of Music’ Dies at 73

    Actress Charmian Carr, who played oldest daughter Liesl in Oscar winning 1965 theatrical “The Sound of Music,” has died after complications from a rare form of dementia. She was 73. Born on Dec. 27, 1942 in Chicago, Carr was attending San Fernando Valley State College, studying speech therapy and philosophy, and working for a doctor, […]

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    ‘Hairspray’ Live Musical Coming to NBC in December

    NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt opened NBC’s executive session by announcing there is a deal in the works for “Hairspray” to be the next live musical event on the network. It follows live editions of “The Sound of Music,” “Peter Pan” and “The Wiz,” and it is expected to air on the first Thursday in […]

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    Sunday Final Nationals: Significant Milestones for ‘Homeland’ and ‘The Affair’ in Season Finales on Showtime

    NBC was Sunday night’s top network of all of television in all key measures, thanks to, of course, “Sunday Night Football” (Arizona-Philadelphia) (Women 18-34: 3.4/13; Men 18-34: 6.6/26; Women 18-49: 4.0/13; Men 18-49: 8.3/26). Fox had an above average Sunday evening — despite no late afternoon NFL lead-in — with the three-hour “Miss Universe Pageant” […]

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    NBC Eases on Down the Road

    Given the sizeable audience flocking to the small screen for NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live” with Carrie Underwood in 2013 (not to mention the premium advertising rates charged by the network), it is no surprise we have a live production of “The Wiz” tonight (and also on NBC).  “Peter Pan” with Allison Williams was […]

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