For some bizarre reason, NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt has decided to approve a live broadcast of The Sound of Music play. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Greenblatt says, “There used to be a tradition of broadcasting musicals live back in the 1950s, and we’re thrilled to do it once again with a musical that has been a family classic for five decades.”
Smash executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will produce the live play. Zadan and Meron say they do not intended to remake the film version of The Sound of Music because that would be “artistic blasphemy.” No word yet on who will be in NBC version of The Sound of Music or when it will air.
On Thursday, FX will run a marathon of Charlie Sheen’s favorite Two and a Half Men episodes. It will lead up to the series premiere of Anger Management.
Jennifer Hudson will have a multi-episode on Smash next season.
Alex Trebek is recovering from a heart attack.
TMZ reports that NBC will pay Ann Curry 10 million to leave Today.
Maura Tierny gets a recurring role on The Good Wife.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg likes HBO’s Girls.