Hot on the heels of the success of Chicago, the movie's producers are set to embark on a new project - a musical TV series.

Craig Zadan and NEIL MERON have inked a deal with American TV network Fox and TOUCHSTONE TELEVISION to develop a weekly song-and-dance drama project called The Rise.

The show will focus on the ups and downs of showbiz as seen through the eyes of a group of aspiring young singers and dancers living together in a Los Angeles mansion dubbed THE FARM.

The series will be written by BLUE CRUSH scribe LIZZIE WEISS.

29/04/2003 21:30