The next 'Fame'? CW developing performing arts drama from Debbie Allen
The as-yet-untitled project just landed a script deal at the network. Allen -- best known for her role in the 1980 film and the following '80s TV series -- will executive produce with Matt Witten ("House") and former William Morris TV chief Sam Haskell.
Including starring in the original film and series, Allen served as an EP on the 2003 rebooted TV series, and owns a notable dance studio in LA, so she is definitely the right person for the job. But just to clarify, this isn't another reboot of "Fame" despite having an almost identical setting.
Does the world need another performing arts drama or has the idea been done too many times -- especially with Allen at the helm? Hit the comments with your thoughts and opinions.