The pleasures of “Schmigadoon” are known not only to the viewers of Apple Plus TV but also to the American Film Institute. The AFI included the the musical comedy mini series on its list of top TV show this year.
So now I’m hearing that the follow up will be called “Schmicago,” and parody the long running Kander-Ebb-Bob Fosse musical. I’m assuming “Schmicago,” like “Schmigadoon,” will run for six episodes.
Cecily Strong, who just finished a sold out run in “The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe,” stars with Keenan-Michael Key, along with Jane Krakowski, Fred Armisen, Kristen Chenoweth, Oscar nominee Ariana DeBose, Alan Cumming, Tony winner Aaron Tveit, etc. If they’re doing a take on “Chicago,” I sure hope they include Bebe Neuwirth and maybe even Catherine Zeta Jones.
Strong, meantime, returns to “Saturday Night Live” when the famed sketch show returns on Saturday, February 26th or March 5th.