Disney Channel is looking to expand its stable of musically themed comedy series with Dance Dance Chicago.
The cable network has ordered a pilot for Dance, a contemporary tale of two kids working as back-up dancers on an American Bandstand-type show.
The project is now casting, with the pilot eyed for production in January. Comedy veteran Chris Thompson, creator of The Naked Truth, Action and Ladies Man and co-creator of Bosom Buddies, is writing and executive producing.
Disney Channel's roster of music-centered series includes Hannah Montana, Jonas and the animated Phineas and Ferb. Boy-oriented sibling channel Disney DX is joining the trend with the upcoming I'm in the Band.