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CBS Developing DOROTHY, a Medical Drama Inspired by THE WIZARD OF OZ, Set in Modern Day NY

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 10:53 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


CBS has earned it’s place atop the television hierarchy by not deviating from their tried and true formulas. Easy to follow procedurals that completely wrap up in 44 minutes, 3 camera sitcoms, and high caliber reality competitions are their bread and butter. Today, though, they announced a real departure from that, or really any other format.

Deadline is reporting that the network is developing a medical drama called Dorothy, which will “lift characters and themes” from L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It’s being touted as a medical drama in New York City, and the project comes from Elementary producers Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman. Emily Fox (Ghost Whisperer) will write the script and executive produce the pilot.

I’ll give you a second to let that sink in. The pure absurdity of the pitch has now skyrocketed this project to the top of my interest list. I am extremely curious how the characters will translate to modern New York City. Maybe the Cowardly Lion is just some hairy bum, and the Tin Man is one of those dudes who spraypaints himself silver and entertains tourists. The scarecrow can be the long haired, slow witted janitor. I’ll go out in a limb and say the wicked witch is the chief of staff at the hospital, and the good which is Dorothy’s aunt. Parents are probably dead.

What do you think? Morbidly curious or too out there for your taste?

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