"Galavant" Musical Series Rides Solid Ratings in ABC Debut

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The new ABC musical series "Galavant" delivered solid ratings in its Jan. 4 back-to-back premiere episodes. The four-week television project features a score by Tony and Academy Award-winning Disney songwriter Alan Menken.

Timothy Omundson
Timothy Omundson

According to Variety, the 8 PM premiere episode of "Galavant" was watched by 6.1 million viewers overall (2.1/6 in 18-49), with the follow-up episode viewed by 6.8 million overall (1.9/5 in 18-49).

Read reviews for "Galavant" here.

"Galavant" stars Joshua Sasse as Galavant, Timothy Omundson as King Richard, Vinnie Jones as Gareth, Mallory Jansen as Madalena, Karen David as Isabella and Luke Youngblood as Sid.

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Watch live performances of songs from "Galavant" here.

Click here to read the Playbill.com feature in which Menken and Dan Fogelman discuss its creation.

"Galavant" is written by Dan Fogelman, who also serves as executive producer. Executive producers also include Alan Menken, Glenn Slater and Chris Koch. "Galavant" is directed by Chris Koch. Abbey C Studios Ltd. produces "Galavant" for ABC Studios.

Here's how it's billed by ABC: "Screenwriter/executive producer Dan Fogelman ('Crazy, Stupid, Love,' 'Tangled,' 'Cars') teams up with Broadway and Hollywood award-winning musical team — composer Alan Menken ('The Little Mermaid,' 'Aladdin,' 'Beauty and the Beast') and lyricist Glenn Slater ('Tangled')—for a musical comedy fairytale of epic proportions. Once upon a time, the dashing hero, Galavant (Joshua Sasse), lost the love of his life, Madalena (Mallory Jansen), to the evil King Richard (Timothy Omundson). Now, our fallen hero is ready to take revenge and restore his 'happily ever after.' But it won't be without a few twists and turns along the way."


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