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The CW Developing Performing Arts Drama From Debbie Allen

The CW is developing an hourlong drama from Debbie Allen set at a Los Angeles-area performing arts school.

From Magnolia Hill Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. TV, the untitled project has landed a script deal at the network, with Matt Witten (“House”) on board to write. Witten will exec produce alongside Allen and former William Morris TV chief Sam Haskell.

Allen gained notoriety with her role in “Fame,” the 1980 feature film, and the pic’s subsequent 1980s TV series, which took place at a Gotham performing arts high school.

Allen served as an exec producer on the 2003 reboot of the “Fame” TV series, and has guest judged on “So You Think You Can Dance.” Allen’s knowledge of the performing arts world runs deep in Los Angeles, as well, as the thesp-hoofer owns a notable dance studio in the LA-area.

The CW is no stranger to performing arts on its lineup, with dance reality series “Breaking Pointe” currently on its second run on the net.

Witten is represented by ICM Partners and The Shuman Company.

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