‘The Wizard of Oz’ Gets Medical for CBS

By August 9, 2013

The 75th anniversary of the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz is near and seems like Hollywood wants to run the spirit of the 1900 novel and film straight into the ground with SyFy’s upcoming miniseries “Warriors Of Oz” (where Dorothy is no longer Dorothy but a MAN). But they’re not the only ones, as Deadline reports that CBS is taking The Wizard of Oz and transferring it to a hospital setting.

“I had the weirdest dream. I was a doctor in New York City, and you were there, and you were there…”

You heard me.

Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly, executive producers of the Sherlock Holmes reboot “Elementary,” are describing their version of Oz as “a medical soap based in NYC inspired by characters/themes” from TWoZ, and “Ghost Whisperer” writer Emily Fox will write said script as well as sit alongside Timberman and Beverly as an executive producer.

As Timberman and Beverly are also responsible for the Timothy Oliphant-fueled FX series “Justified” and Showtime’s upcoming “Masters Of Sex,” starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, I’m going to CAUTIOUSLY give it a shot.

But my initial impression is bleeeeeeeh. Wasn’t James Franco dancing around with a bellhop monkey enough? Where does it end?

Stay tuned.

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