“Dance Dance Chicago,” a Comedy centering on two kids working as back-up dancers in Chi-town, has been picked up by Disney which has been looking to expand it’s series of musically themed comedies.
The cable network has ordered a pilot for “Dance,” a contemporary tale of two young girls working as back-up dancers on an “American Bandstand”-type show. Bella Thorne (HBO’s ‘Big Love’ and ABC’s ‘Dirty Sexy Money) has been cast to star in this teen vehicle and Comedy veteran Chris Thompson, (“The Naked Truth,” “Action” and “Ladies Man”) is writing and executive producing. The project is slated for production in January.
Disney Channel’s roster of music-centered series include long-running hit “Hannah Montana” as well as “Jonas” and the animated “Phineas and Ferb.” Boy-oriented sibling channel Disney DX is joining the trend with the upcoming “I’m in the Band.”