Nigel Lythgoe's 'Fame' Reboot Picked Up by Lifetime


LOS ANGELES - Nigel Lythgoe's "Fame" reboot was picked up by Lifetime, the Hollywood Reporter confirmed today.

The MGM Television-produced drama is a reimagining of the 1980 hit movie and its offshoot NBC TV series. The new drama, like the original versions, focuses on a group of adult students struggling to balance high pressures of life at a prestigious performing arts college along with the drama of their personal lives.

"Gossip Girl" writer and "Quantico" executive producer Josh Safran is set to write the script for the pilot, the Reporter confirmed.

Safran will executive produce along with Nigel Lythgoe (So You Think You Can Dance, American Idol), and Chad Gutstein and Charles Segars, both from Ovation.

The original "Fame," produced by MGM Television, ran from 1982 to 1987, with 136 episodes. It starred Debbie Allen, Carlo Imperato and Gene Anthony Ray.

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