The untitled original musical, Schwartz’s first since writing Wicked, would revolve around fairy tale author Hans Christian Anderson being trapped in a fantasy world.
Browsing: Craig Zadan
NBC has announced that Hairspray will be their fourth live musical event. This will mark the network’s fourth live musical following The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, and the highly successful The Wiz. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are set to serve as executive producers of the live show. The two were also the producers of the 2007 Hairspray movie musical.
While the logline is under wraps, Lovejoy’s psychological thriller pitch has been in a fierce bidding war, with Universal coming out on top and getting Joseph Gordon-Levitt to star and executive produce.
Stack will pen the script, which uses the songs of the Beach Boys.
A round-up of the week’s TV News!
A recap of the week’s TV news!
A recap of this week’s TV news!
Logline: When a music therapist’s latest pregnancy ends in a stillbirth, her husband decides he can’t handle any more heartbreak and leaves her. As she picks up the pieces of her life, she is surprised to find herself falling for a school counselor who happens to be a woman.
CBS orders pilots for a copper and a laugher, Fox adds two more laughers to their order, and one tentpole-type actioner, while MTV adds some summer camp fun, NBC opens their wallets and greenlights four new pilots with some very familiar names, and TBS smashes two John Cusack films for one new series!
FOX picks up a father/son dating comedy, HBO gets documental with the Tropic Thunder gang, NBC gets into drug trouble, girl trouble and aging trouble, while USA hands out pilot commitments to a trio of new shows, and Community gets a few more episodes thanks to that spectacular Halloween episode!
ABC buys one, ABC Family loads their slate of shows and TV Movies, and CBS puts 4 more on the grid!