Why does this need to happen? Why does a classic story like The Wizard of Oz, with its witches, and flying monkeys, and munchkins, and magic red slippers, and other supernatural features need to be turned into a medical primetime soap? It's not clear, but you can probably guess just by reading this description who's behind it: CBS. Damnit.
According to The Huffington Post, the network that Time Warner Cable subscribers no longer remember are working with Elementary producers Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman to develop the series. Even better: It's being described as a medical soap, titled Dorothy. REALLY, GUYS? This is the best name they could come up with? If you're going to name a show after The Wizard of Oz characters, at least go with Cowardly Lion, Toto, or Tin Woodman or something! Even Those Scary As Hell Flying Monkeys From The Wizard of Oz That Haunted Your Childhood! We'd watch those shows!
Ugh. Whatever. Not much is known about the show, apparently, except for that title and that the characters from the classic story—AKA, Dorothy (obviously), the Cowardly Lion, Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, etc.—will be used as inspiration. Toto too, hopefully, because there is no point in a Wizard of Oz adaptation if Toto is not involved.
[via Huffington Post]