Disney Channel Planning Musical Series

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Besides picking up "A.N.T. Farm," it looks like Disney Channel is planning it's own High School Musical/"Glee" type show. According to Deadline, the channel is fast-tracking what is described as its most ambitious series... 000_005_085_musical

Besides picking up "A.N.T. Farm," it looks like Disney Channel is planning it's own High School Musical/"Glee" type show.

According to Deadline, the channel is fast-tracking what is described as its most ambitious series yet. Tentatively titled "Madison High," the single-camera comedy is still in development but preliminary casting has already begun and a formal pilot order is expected to follow. The show will have the break-into-song-and-dance format, much like High School Musical, to tell the stories about 11-16 year-olds navigating the school social hierarchy.

It is set at Madison High, which is trying to build a revolutionary theatre program, and follows a pool of students who, by the end of the year, will have produced an original piece based on their lives. Unlike "Glee," the show will feature original music. The show will be written by Lester Lewis ("JONAS LA") who will also executive produce with Paul Hoen ("Camp Rock 2").

Disney is already trying to recreate the success of HSM with its new big screen musical Prom. The movie is set to release April 29, 2011 and the trailer will premiere on November 18.

Would you watch "Madison High"? Are you a fan of musicals?

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