US to reboot Fame

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Fame is getting another TV series set at the NY High School for Performing Arts.

The original MGM movie in 1980 spawned a TV series in 1982, featuring some of the original cast including Debbie Allen, Gene Anthony Ray and Lee Curreri (it even included Janet Jackson).

MGM Television has been developing a reboot since 2012, with Smash and Gossip Girl producer Josh Safran attached.

US cable network Lifetime will air the series, now with Nigel Lythgoe co-producing, from MGM and A+E Studios.

The original TV series ran for six seasons and 136 episodes. Star and choreographer Debbie Allen most recently directed on Empire.

Fame also spawned a movie remake and a stage musical.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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