NBC’s ‘Emerald City’ getting major buzz 

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  • NBC's new show, "Emerald City," is getting major buzz.

It’s hard to get too excited about new TV shows that are coming down the pike, since most of them end up being a HIPE (Hot Idea Poorly Executed) -- see the “Munsters” remake from last year. But NBC’s new show “Emerald City” bills itself as a dark “Game of Thrones”-inspired drama based on “The Wizard of Oz” and all of L. Frank Baum’s 13 other Oz books.

The man behind it, Matthew Arnold, was the creator of “Siberia,” a mock reality show that came out last year and scored a “D” with most critics. Still, Deadline is calling “Emerald City” TV’s “hottest property,” and if done well, they could be right.

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