Huge - Hayley Hasselhoff
The fat hits the campfire quite literally in Huge, as ABC Family tackles subject matter as tricky as it is weighty and comes up with a winner. This appealing and emotionally engaging series about life in a weight-loss summer camp comes with high expectations, having been co-created by Winnie Holzman, who enthralled a generation with the short-lived but long-remembered My So-Called Life.
Working with her daughter Savannah Dooley (with Holzman's husband Paul Dooley appearing ...
Make It or Break It
When ABC Family's Make It or Break It returns for Season 2 (Monday at 10/9c), there will be fewer guys and more gymnastics. As star Josie Loren tells TVGuide.com, her character, Kaylie, "swears off boys" and becomes even more focused as she and her team at the Rock get closer to the Olympics. What's it like training off-screen to wear leotards on-screen? The 23-year-old talks about her workout routine and sharing the screen with Full House's Candace Cameron Bure.
TVGuide.com: Last season ended with Kaylie's ex kissing her friend. Will that be addressed in the first episode?
Josie Loren: That's definitely taken care of...
ABC Family's Huge takes place at a weight-loss camp, but executive producer Winnie Holzman says, "You don't need to be fat or have a weight issue to relate to it." The series (Mondays at 9/8c) follows a diverse group of teens. Willamina (Nikki Blonsky) is an outsider who sets out to gain weight to anger her parents, while Amber (Hayley Hasselhoff) is the camp's "golden girl" — with a lot less confidence than it appears. Although different from Holzman's previous shows My So-Called Life and Once and Again, Huge similarly focuses on the scariness of change as the characters struggle and try to figure out who they are.
TVGuide.com: Besides being set at a weight-loss camp, what is Huge about?
Winnie Holzman: Camp is like this set-apart world where people...
Bristol Palin, Secret Life of the American Teenager
Sarah Palin has her Fox News gig and an upcoming Discovery Channel reality show. Now, it's her daughter's turn on TV.
Bristol Palin will make her prime-time acting debut on the July 5 episode of The Secret Life of the American Teenager as a new friend of Amy's at a music program for — you guessed it...
Friday Night Lights
The Dillon Panthers have a new home: ABC Family.
The channel has acquired the basic-cable rights to all five seasons of Friday Night Lights, beginning this September...