NBC’s live broadcast of Bye Bye Birdie has once again been delayed, with no air date on the horizon until 2019 at the earliest, according to Variety.
The project was originally slated to air in December 2017 before an initial push to 2018. As with the first delay, the new production timeline is the result of scheduling difficulties with Jennifer Lopez, who is tapped to produce and star as Rosie. Her current projects include the reality competition World of Dance and Shades of Blue (both for NBC).
NBC will follow its first four live musicals (The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, Hairspray) April 1 with a concert presentation of Jesus Christ Superstar. The cast includes John Legend, Sara Bareilles, and Brandon Victor Dixon. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron return to executive produce.
A live presentation of Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men is also in the works with the network.