It’s becoming a network battle to see who can pull off the most elaborate television musical productions as ABC has now announced that it will air The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live! The two-hour event will air on October 3 and will blend both animation and live musical performances and action. It is said that it will star a slew of celebrities, though no names have been released yet. All we know is thatDone + Dusted is producing the special, with Hamish Hamilton, Ian Stewart, David Jammy, Katy Mullan and Richard Kraft of Kraft-Engel Productions executive producing.
The fall, too, Fox will air a version of Rent and A Christmas Story, similar to how it produced The Rocky Horror Picture Show. While NBC will continue its domination of the live-action production by airing Jesus Christ Superstar for Easter 2017.