Remember when "Glee" was Fox's response to the success of High School Musical? Well Disney is retaliating and trying to one-up "Glee" with a new single-camera comedy series about a pool of students who are trying to rebuild their school's theater program.
The series, called Madison High, will feature original songs rather than covers. A pilot is being written by Lester Lewis ("The Office", "JONAS L.A.") and preliminary casting is already underway.
It's certainly an interesting concept, but can a show like this really succeed on Disney Channel? A kids network cannot accurately portray high school and wouldn't even be able to touch upon series issues like anti-gay bullying like "Glee" does.
We aren't too optimistic about this idea, but we wouldn't be surprised if it succeeds big time and we have another slew of Mileys and Jonases running around!