Nikki Blonsky Gets a Huge TV Break
Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky will headline ABC Family's new comedy series Huge, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on the book of the same name by Sasha Paley, Huge is about six teens and the staff at Wellness Canyon, a weight-loss camp. Blonsky will play the lead character, Will, an opinionated overweight girl sent to Wellness Canyon by her wealthy parents, who own a chain of fitness centers.
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Joining the 21-year-old Blonsky on the show are Andrew Caldwell (Drillbit Taylor) and two Hollywood offspring: Hayley Hasselhoff, daughter of David Hasselhoff, and Zander Eckhouse, son of James Eckhouse (Beverly Hills, 90210).
Hasselhoff, 17, will play Amber, a curvy teen who thinks she is too heavy, while Eckhouse will play her suitor, an assistant fitness counselor. Caldwell will play the leader of the popular boys at the camp.
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Huge, written by My So-Called Life creator Winnie Holzman and her daughter, Savannah Dooley, will kick off its 10-episode first season in June.