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Huge Preview: ABC Family Summer Series

For those of you who are looking forward to ABC Family’s new summer drama series Huge, we have some information and video clips from the premiere, which is set to air next Monday.

Based on a book, Huge stars Nikki Blonsky and was developed by Winnie Holzman, who’s probably most known for her excellent but shortlived teen drama series My So Called Life. This new series follows a group of overweight kids at a weight loss camp and their “emotional journey” as they deal with the normal issues teens have on top of having weight issues. Below is ABC Family’s series description and further down are a couple of clips form the premiere.

ABC Family premieres its new original scripted series, "Huge," a one-hour relationship drama based on the Alloy Entertainment book of the same name by Sasha Paley, on Monday, June 28 (9:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT). This new series is being developed by Winnie Holzman (Wicked, My So-Called Life, Once & Again) and her daughter Savannah Dooley."Huge" is heartwarming drama that focuses on seven teens from different backgrounds attending a weight loss camp as they embark on their individual journeys of self discovery. The series will follow the emotional journey of the campers as they deal with issues including self-esteem, friendship, rivalry, romance and body image.Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray) is set to star as Willamina aka Will, an opinionated, sardonic non-conformist who is not happy that her parents sent her to Camp Victory, a weight loss camp run by Dr. Rand, played by Gina Torres. The cast also includes Hayley Hasselhoff as Amber, Zander Eckhouse as George, Stefan Van Ray as Trent, Harvey Guillen as Alistair, Ari Stidham as Ian, Raven Goodwin as Becca and Ashley Holliday as Chloe.Holzman will serve as executive producer as will Kim Rozenfeld (American High), while Dooley will serve as producer on the series. Alloy Entertainment's Leslie Morgenstein and Bob Levy (Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries), will also serve as executive producers; Robin Schiff (Romy & Michele's High School Reunion and ABC Family's 10 Things I Hate About You) will serve as a consulting producer.

Huge premieres on ABC Family on Monday, June 28 (9:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT).

Kelly West
Kelly West

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