Nigel Lythgoe, the guy behind "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance," is bringing "Fame" back to TV in a "re-imagining" that will be "set against the backdrop of today’s unprecedented access to the world of celebrity [and] expose the gritty struggle, heartache and pain endured in the search for stardom." So it's basically "Smash," but instead focusing on dancing? Probably.
MGM Television is pushing this along, but no writers or directors have signed on just yet. We suppose there are worse things out there to be happening, though we wonder if dance-related programming is reaching a saturation point yet. Maybe not. But if they can sell this in territories where "Fame" is still a big enough thing to have helped the movie reboot, why not, we guess. So if you were missing "Fame," don't worry, it will be back in your life soon. Let's just hope they don't fuck up that theme song. [Deadline]