Tuesday, April 23, 2024

EXCLUSIVE If You Love “Schmigadoon” You’ll Really Be Excited About the Sequel, “Schmicago”


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.


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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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