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Peter Pan Live, NBC’s last musical, didn’t quite stick the way the network probably wanted. The following disturbing Vine is its lasting mark:

But NBC is giving it another go, and its next target is a live rendition of The Wiz — the 1978 Motown version of The Wizard of Oz that featured Diana Ross, Richard Pryor and, of course, Michael Jackson.

Unfortunately, a majority of the core cast is no longer with us. This means we get to speculate on the possible casting choices for at least a few more days. Tinashe has some acting chops. Drake might make a good lion. Quavo as Tin Man might be good. But we’ll wait and see who’ll take part in the special.

The Wiz 2015 is scheduled to air on Dec. 3.


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