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Fox shows it can do musicals with ambitious 'Grease'

Fox shows it can do musicals with ambitious 'Grease'

The chills were indeed multiplyin' during the "Grease: Live" telecast on Sunday, a show that survived early rain, some tricky costume changes, a mortifying loss of audio and a cast member's heartbreak.

With this hectic, ambitious and hormonal "Grease," Fox proved it could up the ante in the new mini-industry of musicals on TV, an industry so far controlled by NBC, with its "The Sound of Music Live!" ''Peter Pan Live!" and "The Wiz Live."

Fox intriguingly didn't hide what it was doing. Jessie J opened the show singing "Grease" while cameras followed her touring the extensive backstage. There were clusters of real people...