Actress to produce 'Clash of the Music Videos'
Drew Barrymore is bringing back the ’80s — again.
The former child star, who helped kickstart the ’80s revival with her turn in “The Wedding Singer,” will exec produce “Clash of the Music Videos,” a music-video competition show for VH1.
Cabler’s series will combine net’s nostalgia programming with the contest format popularized by a slew of broadcast and cable hits.
In each episode of “Clash,” two contestants will be given a small amount of money to remake a classic 1980s music video. The stars of the original video will then judge the entries and pick the winner.
Series is conceived as a set of stand-alone episodes, with each week bringing a fresh set of contestants. Net has not yet determined how many episodes it will order; series is set to bow in early 2008.
Insiders said the series could turn into a franchise, with music-videos from other eras tackled in future seasons.
It’s not clear yet if Barrymore will appear on the show. No pop stars have yet been attached.
VH1 production and programming topper Michael Hirschorn said that series will serve dual purpose of “stirring up good memories for some viewers while introducing this now- iconic music to others.”
Exec producing are Barrymore and Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti, along with David Touhy and Chris Miller of The Family Van Prods., the special-projects offshoot of Barrymore’s Flower Films.
John Foy and Troy Searer of Tijuana Entertainment will also exec produce, along with Jeff Olde, Stella Stolper, Alex Demyanenko, Jill Holmes, Noah Pollack and Hirschorn for VH1.
Flower has never done a television series before but does have a number of theatrical projects in development, including a feature adaptation of bestselling self-help tome “He’s Just Not That Into You” for New Line and thriller “He Loves Me” for Warner Bros.