The CW has picked up a script from executive producers Sam Haskell and Fame star Debbie Allen, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The untitled script is set at a Los Angeles-area performing arts school. House’s Matt Witten will pen the script and executive produce alongside Haskell and Allen through Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.
The project is the most recent push to bring Fame back to TV. Nigel Lythgoe, American Idol producer, teamed with MGM Television to re-imagine Fame for the small screen nearly a year ago. The new goal is to create a more contemporary take on the 1980 MGM film.
Fame starred Allen as a tough dance instructor at the performing arts school in New York that chronicled the personal and professional lives and struggles of its aspiring actors, musicians, dancers and comedians.