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NBC Announces 'The Wiz' Will Be Network's Next Live Musical Special!

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After taking us to Salzburg in 2013, then flying us off to Neverland last year, NBC will next be taking us on a trip down the yellow brick road for a live television production of musical ‘The Wiz’. Working with NBC to bring the musical to life on the small screen with be Cirque Du Soleil’s new stage theatrical division, which will produce alongside the network.

Diana RossDiana Ross starred in the film version of The Wiz in 1978

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who produced NBC’s previous two musical ventures, The Sound of Music and Peter Pan, will be returning as executive producers. While famed Broadway director Kenny Leon will be directing the project.

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NBC Orders 13 New Episodes Of 90s Comedy 'Coach', Starring Craig T. Nelson

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The sitcom Coach, starring Craig T. Nelson, will return to our screens in a brand new series. NBC announced they had picked up the new series, consisting of 13 episodes, on Thursday (26th March). Coach has been off air for the past two decades but Nelson is set to reprise his role in the new series which will air this fall. The original series of Coach aired on ABC for nine seasons between 1989 and 1997.

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Craig T. Nelso stars in Coach.

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NBC Cancels 'Allegiance' After Just Five Episodes Thanks To Poor Ratings

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NBC have announced they've pulled the plug on freshman series 'Allegiance' after airing just five episodes of the drama. While eight episodes of the series had already been filmed, the show's cancellation is effective immediately, so it looks like the remaining three episode wont be seeing the light of day.

hope davisHope Davis starred in 'Allegiance'.

'Allegiance' starred newcomer Gavin Stenhouse as Alex O'Connor, a CIA analyst who is unknowingly investigating his own family. Alongside Stenhouse the series also starred Hope Davis and Scott Cohen as O'Connor's parents, as well as Margarita Levieva and Kenneth Choi. It had been based on Israeli television series 'The Gordin Cell'.

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NBC News Anchor Brian Williams Recants Iraq Story

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Brian Williams, the anchor of NBC’s ‘Nightly News’, has been forced to climb down and admit that he was not on board a helicopter that was hit and forced down in Iraq in 2003.

In a statement to Stars And Stripes, Williams recanted the claim that he had made on Friday evening at NBC’s coverage of a public tribute to a retired soldier at an ice hockey game. He said on the broadcast that he and his camera crew, who were embedded in a helicopter unit flying risky missions during the 2003 invasion, were shot down in the desert and "rescued, surrounded and kept alive" by a platoon led by the now-retired soldier.

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NBC anchor Brian Williams took back a claim that he was aboard a downed military chopper in Iraq

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Dolly Parton Working On TV Series

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Having enjoyed a critical and commercial rediscovery over the last couple of years, Dolly Parton is now planning to take over TV screens. The country legend is collaborating with NBC to produce a mini-series based on her songs.

Rolling Stone Country magazine has revealed that a series of two-hour long TV specials has been green-lit by the network, which will be inspired by Parton’s songs and positive outlook on life.

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Dolly Parton, performing above in Germany, is working on a TV series with NBC

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Kate Walsh and Tone Bell - The NBC Universal 2014 Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 13th July 2014

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Marietta Sirleaf - NBC hit television show Parks And Recreation 100 Episodes Cake at The NBC Universal studio with Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza, Aziz Ansari, Chris Pratt, Jim O'Heir, Nick Offerman, Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Thursday 17th October 2013

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