Fame (1982 TV series)

Fame (1982 TV Series)

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Fame is an American television series originally produced between 1982 and 1987. The show was based on the 1980 motion picture of the same name. Using a mixture of drama and music, it followed the lives of the students and faculty at the New York City High School for the Performing Arts. Although fictional, it was based heavily on the actual Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York. Most interior scenes were filmed in Hollywood, California. In Seasons 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 the show filmed several exterior scenes on location in New York City.

The popularity of the series, particularly in the UK, led to several hit records and live concert tours by the cast. Despite its success, very few of the actors maintained high-profile careers after the series was cancelled. A number of the cast members were seen again briefly in a reunion programme made for UK television in 2008.

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The show was produced by MGM Television and was initially broadcast on the NBC television network in the US on January 7, 1982, producers William Blinn and Mel Swope. The last new episode was broadcast in the US on May 18, 1987.

Some seasons of the show were produced by the BBC in the United Kingdom, RAI in Italy and Channel 7 in Australia where later seasons of the show were more popular than in the domestic market and in order to continue production they financed the later seasons.

Following its cancellation, two versions of the series were syndicated in...
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