THE POWER OF PLAY ENABLES AN UNLIKELY BOND BETWEEN CAMPERS
OF DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS AND SOCIAL ABILITY, IN THE THIRD
EPISODE OF ABC FAMILY'S ORIGINAL SCRIPTED SERIES, "HUGE,"
MONDAY, JULY 12 AT 9:00PM ET/PT ON ABC FAMILY
Burbank, CA (Wednesday, June 16, 2010) - In the July 12th episode of ABC Family's "Huge," Becca (Raven Goodwin) tries to start a "larping" club at camp, a sort of wizardry game, but to her dismay the club fails to be a success until Will (Nikki Blonsky) uses her creativity and persuasion skills to coerce the other campers into participating. What happens when the diverse but united campers stumble upon an off-limits area of camp? Find out in the third episode of the new ABC Family original one-hour scripted series, "Huge," Monday, July 12, 2010 (9:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT). The episode, entitled "Live Action Role Play," was directed by Michael Grossman and written by Savannah Dooley and Winnie Holzman.
Dr. Rand (Gina Torres), much like Will, is forced to confront issues within her personal and professional life, including a struggle with parental loyalties, earning the respect of her employees, as well as facing unfolding secrets to her love life. When faced with the challenge of matching the previous camp director's enthusiasm, Dr. Rand delivers a surprisingly inspiring speech, providing Camp Victory with a new worth, as well as allowing the staff and campers to see her in a uncharacteristic but motivating way.
"Huge" is 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.
The cast of "Huge" includes Nikki Blonsky as Will, Hayley Hasselhoff as Amber, Gina Torres as Dr. Rand, Zander Eckhouse as George, Harvey Guillen as Alistair, Ari Stidham as Ian, Raven Goodwin as Becca and Ashley Holliday as Chloe.
Winnie Holzman ("My So-Called Life," "Once & Again," "Wicked") serves as executive producer with Kim Rozenfeld ("American High"), Savannah Dooley serves as producer on the series. Alloy Entertainment's Leslie Morgenstein and Bob Levy ("Gossip Girl," "The Vampire Diaries") also serve as executive producers; Robin Schiff ("Romy & Michele's High School Reunion" and ABC Family's "10 Things I Hate About You") serves as a consulting producer.
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