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The Wizard of Oz on NBC

by Brad Trechak, posted Apr 6th 2009 2:12PM
NBCJason Katims, the producer behind Friday Night Lights and Parenthood, is making another drama for NBC. This one will be a modern take of an old classic, The Wizard of Oz. But rather than having Dorothy go to Oz, she will go to New York City (her version of the Emerald City) and join the art world as a naive Kansas girl. Her boss will be the Wicked Witch.

Okay, so it's a Sex And The City version of The Wizard of Oz. It may work. It certainly has enough familiar elements to do so.

Without knowing anything about this series other than what is written in the article, I already know that she will have three co-workers, one with no brain, one (and pretty loose) with no heart (and fairly stiff) and one with no courage (and quite possibly hairy. And, if he acts like Burt Lahr in the classic movie, quite possibly gay).

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As long as it's magical realism, this could be interesting. Otherwise blcch.

April 07 2009 at 12:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Sounds dumb...not even going to watch 1st show.

April 07 2009 at 6:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ross Kimbrough

We, kansas people, are dumb. New York City? That must be a gazillion miles away. Here is what I think...wait, got to go plow my field, be right back.

April 06 2009 at 5:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It's almost like the Kings genesis. Take a well-known, well-liked story and transform it into a modern parable.

April 06 2009 at 3:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

OK, let me give NBC props for thinking outside the box, but this seems doomed to fail.

April 06 2009 at 2:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Chas Winterbottom

Isn't this already called Ugly Betty? Wocka, wocka!

April 06 2009 at 2:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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