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The Wiz Live to Air Again Dec. 19


Meet the Cast of The Wiz Live!

Get ready for NBC’s star-studded, live musical holiday event, starring Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Shanice Williams, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley and many, many more. (Photo:

Thanks to high ratings, NBC’s The Wiz Live be twice as nice when it is rebroadcast Dec. 19 at 8 PM ET.

Over 11. 5 million people turned in Dec. 3 to watch the original airing of the live musical performance featuring Stephanie Mills as Aunt Em, Queen Latifah as The Wiz, Mary J. Blige as Evillene, David Alan Grier as The Cowardly Lion, Uzo Aduba as Glinda, Amber Riley as Addaperle, Ne-Yo as the Tin Man, Elijah Kelley as the Scarecrow, Common as Bouncer and 18-year-old newcomer Williams.

The program also garnered stronger ratings among adults ages 18 to 49 that last year’s Peter Pan Live according to The Hollywood Reporter.


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