The show was announced at the annual network pitch to advertisers. No official performers have been announced for that special as of yet, but it will air on February 7, 2018. E! has the upcoming docuseries So Cosmo, centering on the editors at Cosmopolitan magazine. Last week, NBC revealed a Jesus Christ Superstar live musical is in the works, too.
The decision to push further into musical programming comes after ABC successfully landed the American Idol revival. He is also writing new music alongside Menken for the project.
ABC will air a remake of "Dirty Dancing" on May 24, but it will not be live.