Greenblatt declined to identify which titles were in the running, but stated, "They all have complicated rights issues and I don't know if we're going to be able to get them." With less than a year to plan the event, it is expected that a decision will be made shortly after the new year.
"We're looking for another show, a well-known title, something that people already know and love that can interest kids and adults and can be produced live, which is no small feat," he continued.
The Dec. 5 broadcast of The Sound of Music Live! brought in 18.6 million viewers, which prompted NBC to begin planning a similar event in 2014. Greenblatt added that he doesn't foresee a live televised musical broadcast to be an annual event. "I don't think we can do this too many times. I don't think there are that many shows that fit the perfect sweet spot of what we did [with Sound of Music]. That said, I think we can do it next year and if we're successful again next year, I think we could do it again. But I don't think it's going to be an annual thing for the next 10 years."