Se­ries seek­ing re­newed Fame

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MONDAY EXTRA -

TV mogul Nigel Lyth­goe (pic­tured) has signed a new deal to re­vamp hit 1980s TV se­ries Fame. The ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer of US tal­ent shows Amer­i­can Idol and So You Think You Can Dance has part­nered with MGM Tele­vi­sion to de­velop a se­ries based on the 1980 film and spin-off TV show. And he has the back­ing of orig­i­nal Fame star Deb­bie Allen. ‘‘It’s a great idea,’’ she tells TV Guide mag­a­zine. ‘‘Nigel talked to me about it about six months ago, maybe longer. He’s been try­ing to get these rights for a while . . . He cut his teeth on Fame back in the day, so I think it’s ter­rific.’’ Allen is un­sure if she’ll be a part of the new show but she ad­mits she’ll al­ways hold a soft spot in her heart for the drama. ‘‘It’s al­ways go­ing to be a part of me and be­long to me.’’

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