NBC is no longer moving forward with its planned live version of the musical “Hair.”

“Hair” was supposed to air on May 19, which would have put it up against the series finale of “Game of Thrones,” which will be a major TV event, perhaps THE TV event of the 21st century. Hair would have been crushed like a bug. I don’t know why they didn’t just move the date, but it may have to do with the weak ratings for the recent broadcast of “Rent.”

“According to an individual with knowledge of the decision, NBC is not completely abandoning live musicals, but will no longer plan on airing them as regularly as they have in the past.”