November 14, 2013 9:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
George Lopez Developing Latina Musical Drama for CW (Exclusive)
The CW is going star crazy with George Lopez.
The network is teaming with Lopez to develop Star Crazy, a Latina-focused musical drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The hourlong drama centers on a young Latina singer as she rises from poverty to fame and captures the heart of the nation along the way.
The Wonder Years alum Bob Brush and actress Mel Harris will pen the script and executive produce the Warner Bros. Television drama. Lopez and his Travieso Productions president Leslie Kolins Small also will executive produce.
For The CW, Star Crazy comes just as the younger-skewing network also is developing a Fame-like drama from Debbie Allen and Sam Haskell. Both projects come as music-themed series continue to generate buzz, with Fox's Glee currently airing its fifth season on Fox and ABC's Nashville in the midst of its sophomore run. Both series continue to perform respectably ratings-wise as well as generate additional revenue streams from their music sales. (For its part, NBC's Smash was canceled in May after two seasons.)
Lopez, who in October inked an overall deal with Pantelion Films and South Shore -- the film and TV ventures between Lionsgate and Mexican media giant Televisa -- is repped by CAA and 3 Arts. He currently has FX's 10/90 comedy Saint George in the works.
Harris and Brush, who previously teamed for ABC's Judith Krantz adaptation Scruples, are repped by CAA and Felker Toczek.