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Top 5: TV shows that, like 'Glee Live!' we'd like to do stageshows

Amber Riley and Mark Salling perform at Glee

Amber Riley and Mark Salling perform at Glee Live! In Concert! Photo Credit: Getty

Talent shows such as "American Idol" and musicals such as "Glee" are naturals for a concert tour with the considerable amount of music in every episode. Kids shows such as "Sesame Street" and "Yo Gabba Gabba" have made money off stage shows for years.

It's time to branch out.

Here are our picks for five television shows that need to follow in the footsteps of "Glee" and go on tour:

'How I Met Your Mother'
Any excuse to get Neil Patrick Harris onstage is a worthy one. Alyson Hannigan appeared in the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" musical episode, too (even if she reportedly begged for fewer lines).

'Two and A Half Men'
There's already a "Broadway" cast and a "national tour" cast (sorry, Ashton Kutcher) in place, after all. Plus Charlie Sheen could use a rebound after the disastrous "My Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour.

'The Walking Dead'
Zombies live! Put them on ice and audiences won't be able to stay away. Because the zombies will hunt them down.

'Boston Legal'
Sure, it was canceled in 2008, but we need one more chance to hear William Shatner sing "Common People." Also, the meta-comedy that "Legal" was known for could translate well to the stage.

'Modern Family'
This ABC comedy can do no wrong - why not a show directed by Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) so we can all be Sondheimized?
 


If you go: "Glee Live! In Concert!" is at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., $49.50-$89.50, gleetour.com.

The show is at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island on Saturday at 3 & 8 p.m., $48-$88.

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