During a press call with reporters to discuss their upcoming schedule, ABC head Channing Dungey mentioned that they are working on a musical “within the Disney family,” but did not elaborate on what that may be.
NBC has aired an annual live musical for several years including Peter Pan, Sound of Music, and The Wiz. While Fox found success with Grease and is set to air a taped version of Rocky Horror Picture Show.
With ABC’s connection to Disney, many were surprised that they had yet to jump on the bandwagon, but it that may be changing.
For its part, ABC did air musical sitcom Galavant for two years.