While it might not be forever, but “Fame” will get a chance to live on just a bit longer. “American Idol,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” and “A Chance to Dance” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe will set to reboot to 1980’s favorite ‘Fame.’ The premise of the original, as many will recall, was showcasing the success in the brutal world of song and dance. The new show will be center around the present-day obsession with celebrity and fame. Joining Lythgoe on this endeavor will be Kary McHoul, president of Nigel Lythgoe Productions, Charles Segars (“National Treasure”) and Chad Gutstein. According to Lythgoe, the new series will “expose the gritty struggle, heartache and pain endured in the search for stardom and the often lofty price paid for success.”
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“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.’”
No other details have been made available at this time. “Fame” was recently put on the big screen to little success, so Lythgoe and company hope to find a better fit on the small screen. What do you think? Does this have a shot? Is there room for “Fame” once again? Sound off below!