NBC joins CBS in making a ‘Wizard of Oz’-inspired drama

08.23.13 4 years ago

NBC joins CBS in making a “Wizard of Oz”-inspired drama
Two weeks after CBS began developing an “Oz”-inspired medical pilot, NBC has bought the rights to “Emerald City,” which will draw from L. Frank Baum’s original books.

“True Blood’s” Stephen Moyer to play Capt. Von Trapp on NBC’s live “Sound of Music”
Moyer has experience working on stage, including in the London theater.

Jay Leno reruns beat fresh Jimmy Kimmel shows

The vacationing “Tonight Show” last week even beat “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in the key 18-49 demo.

Timothy Dalton joins Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful”
Dalton shares a James Bond connection with the co-creators, Sam Mendes and John Logan, who worked together on “Skyfall.”

Watch the trailer for the Indian version of “24”
The Jack Bauer role is played by Anil Kapoor, who played President Omar Hassan in Season 8 of the original “24.”

“True Blood’s” Amelia Rose Blaire gets a promotion
She’ll become a series regular next season.

“Glee” sets a “Spring Awakening” reunion
Lea Michele’s former Broadway colleague Phoebe Strole will join the Fox series next season as a love interest for Sam.

Michael Ian Black joins Fox’s “Us and Them”
He’ll play Alexis Bledel’s uncle after guest-starring in the pilot.

CBS retaining Joey McIntyre and Jack McGee for “The McCarthys”
The New Kid on the Block star and the former “Rescue Me” regular are the only cast members to survive from the original “McCarthys” pilot that CBS is remaking.

Zendaya to star in Disney Channel movie “Zapped”
The “Dancing” alum will star in a movie in which her dog training smartphone app somehow is able to control the boys around her.

“Chicago PD” adds Sophia Bush and Patrick Flueger
They’ll star in Dick Wolf’s spinoff “Chicago Fire.”

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