×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

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.

More TV

  • Sharyn Alfonsi Starts to Broaden Her

    Sharyn Alfonsi Starts to Broaden Her Profile at '60 Minutes'

    Sharyn Alfonsi admits she’s having something of a “crazy season” on “60 Minutes.” Her work this year for the CBS newsmagazine has taken her from an investigation of the death of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein to a profile of beloved comedian Adam Sandler. The Sandler feature, which aired late last year, proved to be a [...]

  • NATPE 2020 Miami Fontainebleau Hotel

    NATPE 2020: Bumpy Start But Business Is Humming as Conference Begins

    MIAMI — A technology meltdown at Fontainebleau Miami Beach made for a bumpy start to getting settled at NATPE for numerous executives and producers who arrived here over the weekend. Nonetheless, the core business of the content-sales gathering was humming as numerous distributors reported new deals and renewal pacts inked over the past few days. [...]

  • Ernesto Alterio, Natalia Oreiro and Dario

    Natalia Oreiro, Ernesto Alterio Join Salma Hayek, Rodrigo García on Buena Vista’s ‘Santa Evita’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    MIAMI — It’s official. Two of the Argentine industry’s biggest name actors, Natalia Oreiro (“Gilda”) and Ernesto Alterio (“Clandestine Childhood”), are attached to star in “Santa Evita,” produced by Salma Hayek and co-directed by Rodrigo García (“Nine Lives”), who will also produce. Confirmed by Buena Vista Original Productions on the eve of this year’s NATPE [...]

  • Despierta America

    Televisa to Launch Linear Univision-Branded Linear Channel Across Latin America

    MIAMI — Televisa plans to launch a linear Univision-branded channel across Latin America later this year. Televisa, the Mexican media institution, is a major investor in the U.S. Spanish-language network. The ad-supported Univision channel will be offered as a pay TV entry, not streaming, and will be available at the outset in 17 Latin American [...]

  • Joyce Zylberberg, Tatiana Emden and Edgar

    Chile’s Screen Capital Launches $20 Million Film-TV Venture Capital Fund

    MADRID — Bowing as the demand for premium Spanish-language content still outruns its supply, Chile’s Screen Capital is launching a $20 million venture capital fund targeting principally TV series and movies with part streaming platform distribution. Chile first private investment fund specializing in the audiovisual and entertainment sector, and looking in principle to focus on [...]

  • Fernando Colunga to Star in Telemundo

    Fernando Colunga to Star in Telemundo Drama 'Malverde' (EXCLUSIVE)

    In a casting coup for Telemundo, NBCUniversal Spanish-language network has enlisted Mexican telenovela superstar Fernando Colunga to star in several original productions. The deal kicks off with Colunga tapped to star in “Malverde: El Santo Patron,” (“Malverde: “The Patron Saint”), Telemundo’s first “Super Series” drama done in a period setting. Telemundo’s “Super Series” have shorter [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content