BBC’s Fame Academy debuts tonight.

BBC’s Fame Academy debuts tonight.
Fame Academy, a show that follows a group of people living in a house and training to become pop stars, will debut tonight on BBC One at 2030 BST in the UK. The show will include both live performances and edited segments focusing on their lives in the house. While 11 of the cast members have already been selected, the 12th will be chosen by the audience during the show tonight.
+ plus: show based upon fame may be taped at N.C. School of the Arts.
+ and: Canadian Popstars group Sugar Jones heads to the UK.

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