Wizard of Oz medical drama in the works

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

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Perhaps the straw man needs to be taken to the ER.

If you think about it, with the intricate ways doctors use their scalpels and stethoscopes, they can definitely be considered wizards. Now, that’s kind of a weird comparison to make, right? Well, CBS is about to make it weirder. CBS is taking a big leap in introducing their newest (and probably wackiest) project: Wizard of Oz the medical drama. What? Medical drama?! Yeah, I sure hope Dorothy’s bypassed the yellow brick road for medical school too…

The show is from writer Emily Fox (Ghost Whisperer), executive producer Carl Beverly, and Sarah Timberman (FX’s Justified, CBS’s Elementary). The broadcasting network has made a deal to develop a series titled Dorothy, which is described by the network as “a medical soap based in New York City, inspired by the characters and themes immortalized in The Wizard of Oz.” Huh.

In the original The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy is actually a young girl that gets swept up by a tornado to a mystical land that is being threatened by a wicked witch. No surgical procedures are ever needed, but instead it focuses on the amazing friendships she makes with a cowardly lion, a tin man , and a straw man. Sure, they’re missing body parts, but is that really what’s going to turn Oz into a hospital ER?

The real question is who’s doing what? Lion paws and tin hands aren’t the best for surgical procedures, and we’re sure the wicked witch isn’t putting on a nursing outfit anytime soon. Well, if you’re as interested as we are, then tune in for the latest news. We’ll be keeping you updated with release dates and pictures.

Images courtesy of MGM.