A still from "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. Remember that extensive, choreographed dance number that briefly shut down a portion of North Beach during filming last April? Soon, you'll be able to actually see it play out on the small screen. The shoot was part of the pilot for "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist," an NBC musical sitcom starring a whole lot of familiar faces that's set to premiere on January 7, As we reported back in April, the show centers around Zoey Jane Levy , a tech worker in San Francisco who, after an accident, develops the ability to hear the innermost thoughts of those around her in song form. In the pilot episode, Zoey undergoes an MRI scan at the exact moment an earthquake strikes the city how San Francisco, right? Sure, that kind of gift can be fun, but too much information can be a bad thing.
Psych – “Psych: The Musical”
It was the subject of a reunion special just five years after it went off the air. So the news that The Nanny will soon become a Broadway musical makes perfect sense. And while this might be premature, I think it could work. On TV, intentionally or otherwise, The Nanny always had a slightly unworldly quality to it, and a sense of self-awareness that drifted back and forth from total sincerity to flat-out fourth-wall-breaking. It always felt like more of a live performance than a fully realised sitcom, and so it might turn out that Broadway is its natural home. Every sitcom you ever heard of will be rushing out its own version of a Broadway musical. Here are three sitcoms that deserve a musical, and three that absolutely do not. Cheers was the perfect sitcom, and the elements that made it perfect would easily translate to the stage.
At a Queens Studio lot, on a frigid Monday in November, the actor Jonny Beauchamp, in wig, fake lashes, gloves and platform heels, took a deep breath — as deep as his flame-colored corset allowed — and readied himself for the next take. Through a dozen takes he reached for the high G and ground out the lower notes as the clubgoer extras stamped and hollered, pink mocktails sloshing. This winter, on networks and streaming services, other characters are joining in — in church, on the sidewalk, in restaurants, bedrooms, rehearsal rooms, open-plan offices and pour-over coffee bars. They are singing new songs and old ones, show tunes and pop hits, rock and rap and the occasional hallelujah chorus. Each includes at least one musical number per episode, often many more. MGM is developing a Billy Joel jukebox anthology. The Chainsmokers are producing a Freeform series. Television is like that now. I have asked that question a lot lately. Or maybe more nerds have made it to pitch meetings.
Sara Bareilles is not going to write you a love song, but she will give you something new to watch in the near future. As announced on Monday, Aug. Bareilles will star as Dawn, who, as described by Variety , is a former member of Girls5eva who now runs her family's small Italian restaurant in Queens, but is feeling a little bit restless with life. When the group's signature hit unexpectedly gets sampled by a popular young rapper, Dawn feels inspired to get the band back together albeit with some hesitation and make one more attempt to fulfill their formerly dashed musical dreams. As the show's official plot summary reads, as per The Hollywood Reporter, "They may be grown women balancing spouses, kids, jobs, debt, aging parents and shoulder pain, but can't they also be Girls5eva? No other casting info has been announced as of yet.