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NBC to air live production of 'Peter Pan' and 'Music Man' after 'Sound of Music' success

NBC announced two additional live musical productions that are in progress. Other networks are also selecting musicals to recreate.
Sarah Sanders Petersen, Deseret News Modified: May 12, 2014 at 5:38 pm •  Published: May 13, 2014

While NBC's live production of "The Sound of Music" had its fair share of critics last December, the number of viewers is what NBC entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt was tracking.

"Many of you were rolling your eyes up until the morning of Dec. 6 [2013], when the ratings came in," Greenblatt said, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Although Carrie Underwood's performance was not nearly as notable as that of Julie Andrews, an estimated 18.5 million viewers tuned in to the production last year, outperforming every non-sporting NBC Thursday since "Friends" aired its final episode in 2004.

Because of that success, NBC has since announced two additional live musicals that are in the works. The production of "Peter Pan" will air on Dec. 4, while the production of "The Music Man" will air sometime in 2015.

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