17 TV Press Tour Takeaways: Emmys Go Hostless, Ryan Murphy Takes on Clinton-Lewinsky, ‘Power’ Lives

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After 17 days, the 2019 Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer Press Tour has come to a close.

Below are 17 of our top takeaways from the never-ending TV media event occupying the Beverly Hilton ballroom. Thanks for all of the free coffee, but now we need some sleep.

ABC Is Getting Into the Live-tv Musical Game With “The Little Mermaid” After All

Despite delaying original plans for production two years ago, ABC is back in business with Ariel and friends under the sea — not long after Disney announced its own live-action project for the big screen. But this “live-action” musical won’t be anything like the other TV-musicals we’ve seen of late, like “Peter Pan” and “The Sound of Music.”

ABC’s “The Little Mermaid Live!” will involve watching the original movie, except all the musical numbers will be replaced with live actors singing and dancing in costume surrounded by a full set — plus puppets.
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