NIKKI BLONSKY STARS AS WILLAMINA - WHO MAKES QUITE AN IMPRESSION
ON HER FELLOW CAMPERS ON HER FIRST DAY AT WEIGHT LOSS CAMP -
IN THE PREMIERE EPISODE OF ABC FAMILY'S ORIGINAL SCRIPTED SERIES, "HUGE," DEBUTING MONDAY, JUNE 28 AT 9:00PM ET/PT ON ABC FAMILY
The Drama Also Stars Hayley Hasselhoff, Ashley Holiday, Harvey Guillen,
Ari Stidham, Raven Goodwin, Gina Torres and Zander Eckhouse
Burbank, CA (Thursday, June 3, 2010) - In the premiere episode of "Huge," Willamina (Nikki Blonsky), aka Will, reluctantly begins her journey at weight loss camp, making quite an impression on her fellow campers at the "before" photo shoot, and later stirring up trouble by selling her stash of food to the other campers. What happens when Dr. Rand (Gina Torres), the head of Camp Victory, finds out about Will's undercover dealings? Find out in the premiere episode of the new ABC Family original one-hour scripted series, "Huge," premiering Monday, June 28, 2010 (10:00 - 11:00 PM ET/PT). The episode, entitled "Hello, I Must Be Going," was directed by Allison Liddi-Brown and written by Savannah Dooley and Winnie Holzman.
Amber (Hayley Hasselhoff) who, unlike Will, is excited about the possibilities that Camp Victory offers her, soon learns that things will be very different for her when she finds herself a part of the "popular" group - which is completely new territory for her. When she attracts the attention of Ian (Ari Stidam), one of her fellow campers - much to the dismay of Will -- it plants the seed for a romantic rivalry between the two girls.
"Huge" is a heartwarming drama that focuses on a group of teens from different backgrounds attending a weight loss camp as they embark on their individual journeys of self discovery. The series will follow the campers as they deal with issues including self-esteem, friendship, rivalry, romance and body image.
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.
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