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Good morning, Baltimore! Yes, that song’s stuck in my head after reading the news that Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky has been cast as the lead in ABC Family’s upcoming new series Huge. From the looks of it, this new series has a lot going for it already.
It's not often that a network has open casting calls for a scripted program, but ABC Family is doing so for Huge. In a country where many of us are overweight, it says something that our entertainment capital couldn't possibly find enough "people of a certain size" to create a cast of kids to populate a fat camp.
In the world of pitches, executives are usually looking for the comparisons. Tell us what you're show is like so we can understand it. ABC Family is close to picking up a series described as Glee meets Ugly Betty. Based on the young adult novel by Sasha Paley, Huge is the story of two teenage girls at a summer "fat camp."