Nigel Lythgoe to Produce a Reboot of the TV Series “Fame” (VIDEO)

Oh Gosh! American Idol and So You Think You can Dance, Executive Producer, Nigel Lythgoe is producing a reboot of the 1980s TV Series Fame!

MGM Television announced Tuesday that the executive producer of “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance” will re-imagine series. He will executive produce with Kary McHoul, president of Nigel Lythgoe Productions, Charles Segars (“National Treasure”) and Chad Gutstein.

The new “Fame,” like the old “Fame,” will “expose the gritty struggle, heartache and pain endured in the search for stardom and the often lofty price paid for success,” according to MGM and Lythgoe.

“In my lifetime, I’ve discovered a great many incredibly talented individuals,” Lythgoe said. “Some have achieved stardom. Simultaneously, I’ve seen many dreams shattered, egos destroyed and lives changed forever. The end destination may well be fame and fortune, but the road to stardom is littered with broken hearts. I look forward to stripping away the glitter and glamour and revealing the true mixture of passion, humanity, exhaustion and sacrifice that these richly talented individuals endure on their road to ‘Fame.’”

Yes. Before there was Glee there was Fame! And it should come as no shock to anybody that I LOVED this TV series that ran on NBC for 3 years and in syndication for many more. A very young Janet Jackson was a cast member at one point. I had a big crush on Bruno. Ha ha.

A reboot of the original movie starring So You Think You Can Dance alum, Kerrington Payne flopped at the box office, but a TV show may fare better. We’ll see. I’ll definitely be checking it out.

Via The Wrap

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