THE Muppets' wizard of oz
Friday at 8 p.m. on ABC
Singer Ashanti joins forces with the Muppets for a contemporary interpretation of the familiar story of a girl who yearns to soar somewhere over the rainbow. In 2005, Dorothy lives in a Kansas trailer park but dreams of a showbiz career. She must travel to Oz to achieve her big break, courtesy of the Wizard.
Naturally, the Wicked Witch of the West -- played by Miss Piggy -- is a factor, but Dorothy battles her with the help of the Scarecrow (Kermit the Frog), the "Tin Thing" (Gonzo) and the Cowardly Lion (Fozzie Bear). Queen Latifah, Jeffrey Tambor and David Alan Grier also star.