Newswire: Cirque Du Soleil pitches the most precious little tent at Fox

No longer content with simply flinging heavily made-up acrobats at tourists, Cirque Du Soleil Media entered the increasingly crowded scripted-TV big top in January, signing a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox Television. And just like the enterprising Quebecers who first dared to combine the crowd-pleasing acts of the circus with the straight-faced pretensions of performance art, the first Cirque Du Soleil project to materialize from a Fox Television first look is a startling hybrid that shouldn’t work at all, but could easily get butts in the seats at $69 a pop. According to Deadline, Fox’s broadcast arm has ordered a script for Paradiso, a Cirque-produced soap about a girl who aspires to perform at the premier nightlife spot in the fictional city of San Lorenzo.

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