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Lythgoe to bring back Fame for TV

American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe is to develop a remake of the 1980s musical TV series Fame. The original show, based on the Oscar-winning 1980 film, followed the students of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts. The new series will be set in the present day against the backdrop of a fixation with the world of celebrity.


Charlie Sheen 'genuinely interested' in 'Idol' gig

Charlie Sheen: American Idol Judge?

Could Charlie Sheen be a judge on "American Idol"? The actor says he's game. In an interview Tuesday on Ryan Seacrest's radio show, Sheen said "Idol" producer Nigel Lythgoe publicly threw his name out there as a possible judge and the idea piqued people's interest -- including his own.


Scoop: Lythgoe may bring Abdul back to 'Idol'

Sources say that producer Nigel Lythgoe is indeed returning to the show he helped create, and that opens the door to speculation about new judges — or a certain one who might return.


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