[08/10/12 - 11:08 PM] Development Update: Friday, August 10 Updates include: Nickelodeon to wrap "Victorious" after 60 episodes; OWN pulls "Super Saver Showdown," "Real Life: The Musical"; and NBC lands "Cleopatra" period drama.
[06/20/12 - 10:25 PM] OWN Pulls All Four of Its New Summer Series "Lives on Fire," "Million Dollar Neighborhood," "Real Life: The Musical" and "Are You Normal, America?" have all received the hook from the cable channel.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from OWN's press release, July 2012) Music speaks where words fail. That's the premise for this new reality series that helps ordinary people risk it all to surprise someone they love with an unexpected musical performance that sayswhat they are really feeling: "I love you," or "marry me," or "thank you." With just five days to pull it off they are teamed with a celebrity vocal coach, a choreographer, and two music producers who are the professional help they need to stage a live "flash musical" that helps make their dreams come true. The coaches will enlist the help of the singer's friends, family, and co-workers to create a back-up chorus of singers and dancers to support him or her as they pour their heart out to their unsuspecting loved one. Can they all learn the dance in time? Will the singer be able to hit that high note at the exact right moment? What will the reaction be? It's the performance of a lifetime that could literally change everyone's life.