Drama project set in Los Angeles-area performing arts school counts "Fame" star Debbie Allen among its executive producers
Apparently, "Fame" really will live forever. Or at least efforts to to find new takes on it will.
The CW has ordered a script for a "Fame"-like drama, with "Fame" star Debbie Allen among its executive producers.
The as-yet untitled project (when it does receive a title, we'll surely remember its name) is an hour-long drama set at a Los Angeles-area performing arts school. The original "Fame" was set in a similar school on the East Coast.
Allen appeared in both the 1980 movie and TV spinoff a couple years later.
Former "House M.D." and "Supernatural" producer Matt Witten is writing the project and also executive producing. Sam Haskell is also executive producing.
Magnolia Hill Entertainment is producing in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Last August, former "American Idol" producer Nigel Lythgoe announced that he planned to re-imagine the "Fame" film and TV series of the 1980s as a scripted series, partnering with MGM Television on the project.