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Wicked to Become Mini-Series

ABC is developing an eight-hour mini-series based on Wicked, the "alternative" story of the Wizard of Oz in which it's revealed that the heroine is actually the smart, human-rights-minded, green-skinned wicked witch. The series, that is to be produced by Salma Hayek, will be based on the novel by Gregory McGuire, not the musical Wicked (also based on the novel), so there won't be any singing. Still, it should be nice for Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth to have people clamoring to see them in something other than Glee . [TVLine]