MGM TV has recruited “American Idol” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe to develop a scripted reboot of “Fame.”
Lythgoe will executive produce with with Kary McHoul, president of Nigel Lythgoe Prods. (NLP), Charles Segars, “National Treasure” creator and founder of Segars Media, and Chad Gutstein.
“We are excited to work with Nigel, Charles and the team to identify a talented writer to create the new ‘Fame,’ one that reflects the struggles and joys unique to the multitude of aspiring talent today,” said Roma Khanna, president of TV digital at MGM.
A chronicle of talented students struggling to achieve artistic success, “Fame” first emerged as a 1980 theatrical before seguing to TV for a six-year run beginning in 1982. The franchise has already spawned another movie and an unscripted TV series.