Alan Menken Musical TV Series "Galavant" Will Begin Second Season in January

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"Galavant," ABC-TV's parody musical series that premiered in early 2015 with a score by Tony and Academy Award-winning songwriter Alan Menken, has scheduled the first show of its second season for Jan. 3, 2016, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Timothy Omundson
Timothy Omundson

"Galavant" delivered solid ratings in its Jan. 4, 2015, back-to-back premiere episodes, and continued to do well during its four-week truncated first season. The premiere episode of "Galavant" was watched by 6.1 million viewers overall with the follow-up episode viewed by 6.8 million overall.

Read reviews for "Galavant" here.

"Galavant" starred 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.

Watch live performances of songs from "Galavant" here.

Click here to read the feature in which Menken and Dan Fogelman discuss its creation. "Galavant" was written by Dan Fogelman, who also served as executive producer. Executive producers also included Alan Menken, Glenn Slater and Chris Koch. "Galavant" was directed by Chris Koch. Abbey C Studios Ltd. produced "Galavant" for ABC Studios.

Menken's animated film musicals Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin were adapted for Broadway. He also composed music for Newsies, Sister Act, Little Shop of Horrors, King David and other shows.

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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