NBC’s planned live event production of the classic musical with Jennifer Lopez in the lead role has been delayed for a second time due to the difficulty of coordinating with Lopez’s busy scheduley. The project was originally slated to be NBC’s holiday musical event for winter 2017 but was pushed to 2018 last May because of Lopez’s schedule. Now it won’t be taking flight until 2019 at the earliest.
The network has pushed the live musical starring and executive produced by Jennifer Lopez from December to 2018, The delay is due to Lopez’s hectic schedule, which includes two other NBC projects.
NBC’s next big musical event is about a musical superstar — and they’ve already got a musical superstar in the cast. Jennifer Lopez will star in the network’s live production of the beloved musical Bye Bye Birdie — entitled Bye Bye Birdie Live! Lopez will play Rosie, the role that earned Chita Rivera a Tony nomination during the original Broadway run. (Harvey Fierstein will write the teleplay adaptation.)
NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with negotiations to bring Jennifer Lopez back as an “American Idol” judge says her return will be announced this week. The person said Monday that a deal is close to being signed with Lopez, who was an “Idol” judge for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. The person wasn’t […]
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — “The Fosters” is a study in unlikely bedfellows. The new ABC Family drama pairs mainstream star Jennifer Lopez and Peter Paige, who played bubbly Emmett in the cult favorite series “Queer as Folk,” as executive producers. It brings to television a rare depiction of a lesbian couple as heads of a […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez is the newly appointed chief creative officer of NuvoTV. The versatile J-Lo was announced last fall as a creative partner with the English-language Latino network, but her role was solidified Wednesday as NuvoTV held its upfront for advertisers and prepared for a re-launch of its programming in July. In […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC Family says it green-lighted a series pilot from Jennifer Lopez’s production company about a lesbian couple and their diverse family. ABC Family said Thursday the comedy-drama pilot, titled “The Fosters,” is about two women raising a “21st century,” multi-ethnic mix of foster and biological kids. Lopez will be an executive […]
Lopez will not be back for a third year on television’s top-rated but struggling show, her representative, Mark Young, said Friday. Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler announced Thursday he was exiting. That means the American Idol panel is down to one, original judge Randy Jackson, and there are reports that he may take a different role when the Fox show returns next January.
Lopez, who has young twins, told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres this week that she wasn’t sure about renewing her contract as a judge on the Fox singing contest for a third year.