Fame

Fame is an American television series originally produced between 1982 and 1987. The show is 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 all seasons except the 3rd, 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 Bring Back...Fame, a reunion special made for UK television in 2008.

TitleFame
First Air DateJanuary 7th, 1982
Last Air DateMay 18th, 1987
GenreDrama
NetworkNBC
Production CompaniesMGM Television, Eilenna Productions Inc.
ProducersMel Swope, Stan Rogow, Kenneth Ehrlich
Executive ProducersGerald I. Isenberg, William Blinn
Number of Seasons6 Seasons
Number of Episodes137 Episodes
Plot Keywordshigh school, new york city, dance, music, drama school
Gene Anthony Ray
Gene Anthony Ray
Leroy Johnson
Carlo Imperato
Carlo Imperato
Danny Amatullo
Nia Peeples
Nia Peeples
Nicole Chapman
Jesse Borrego
Jesse Borrego
Jesse Velasquez
Billy Hufsey
Billy Hufsey
Christopher Donlon
Eric Pierpoint
Eric Pierpoint
Paul Seeger
Michael Cerveris
Michael Cerveris
Ian Ware
Ann Nelson
Ann Nelson
Mrs. Berg
Albert Hague
Albert Hague
Benjamin Shorofsky
Graham Jarvis
Graham Jarvis
Principal Dyrenforth