More Made For TV Musical Specials Are Coming – Grease, The Wiz, and The Music Man
So far NBC has done 'The Sound Of Music' and 'Peter Pan' which my kids were excited to watch...until about 20 minutes in and they decided it was horrible. Right now my kids are actually liking the ABC mini musical 'Galavant'.
Despite all the negative online comments - there are more made for TV movie specials coming. And it looks like FOX is jumping on the musical band wagon too.
They have a TV version of 'Grease' in the works. They have cast Julianne Hough as Sandy and Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo. They haven't made an announcement on other castings. It won't premiere until next January.
Meanwhile, NBC recently secured the rights to both 'The Wiz' and 'The Music Man'. For now, it sounds like "The Wiz" will be up first, but NBC hasn't announced any casting or premiere dates yet.