Why NBC Pulled the Plug on Hair Live!, Which Was Originally Supposed to Air on Sunday

Execs blame Game of Thrones series finale, not Rent Live’s anemic ratings

Nearly one year ago, shortly after its upfront presentation, NBC announced to great fanfare that its next live musical would be Hair, airing in spring 2019. “This is the perfect live event,” said then-NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt in a statement. Two months later, in July, the network locked in a Sunday, May 19 air date for Hair Live!