TVLine Items: Misty Copeland's Dance Drama, a Casual Renewal and More

Misty Copeland Fox

Fox’s latest small-screen venture is seriously en pointe.

The network has teamed with acclaimed ballerina Misty Copeland to develop a drama set in the world of dance, our sister site Deadline reports.

The as-yet-untitled project centers on a young, diverse group of aspiring hoofers as they compete for places in a top ballet company.

Tracy Oliver (Survivor’s Remorse) will write the script and exec-produce with Copeland, Brian Dobbins, Peter Principato and Paul Young.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* In celebration of Monday’s Gilmore Girls revival news, Up TV — which broadcasts reruns of the series every weeknight at 7 pm and 8 pm — will air an all-day marathon on Sunday, Oct. 25, beginning at 10 am ET.

* Following its successful series debut on Oct. 7, the Hulu original comedy Casual has already been picked up for a 13-episode second season.

* The Paley Center for Media will host an evening with How to Get Away With Murder star Viola Davis on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 pm ET in New York City. The event — during which Davis will discuss her Shondaland series — will stream exclusively on Yahoo!, and tickets go on sale to the public Friday, Oct. 23, at noon ET. (Click here for member presale.)