"Chicago" and "Hairspray" Producers Join Developing Team for CBS' "Life as a Song"

News   "Chicago" and "Hairspray" Producers Join Developing Team for CBS' "Life as a Song"
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron — the producers behind "Chicago" and the upcoming "Hairspray" film — have signed on to develop a new CBS reality series with the working title "Life as a Song," Variety reports.

"Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" producers David Metzler and David Collins created the idea and teamed up with the duo. Their respective companies, Scout and Storyline Entertainment, will produce the new show. "Life as a Song" will reportedly give people an opportunity to turn life moments into song-and-dance numbers (i.e., a wedding proposal). Each half-hour show will feature the backstory of the person who will break into song and show his or her journey through the process.

Zadan and Meron have recruited "Footloose" writer Dean Pitchford. Scout has signed Evan Weinstein to co-executive produce.

Storyline execs Zadan and Meron are no strangers to the small screen, having produced the TV versions of "Cinderella," "Annie" and "The Music Man" as well as the forthcoming "Raisin in the Sun." The new series will mark their first unscripted venture.

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