Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky and newcomer Hayley Hasselhoff are signed on to star in ABC Family’s upcoming series Huge, based on a book by Sasha Paley.
Hayley is the 17-year-old the daughter of Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff. The series will also star Zander Eckhouse, the son of James Eckhouse (Papa Jim Walsh in Beverly Hills 90210).
Huge, written by My So-Called Life creator Winnie Holzman and her daughter, Savannah Dooley, is being touted as Glee meets Ugly Betty. THR reports the “series will revolve around six teens and the staff at Wellness Canyon, a weight-loss camp. It centers on Will (Blonsky), a funny, opinionated overweight girl sent to the camp by her wealthy parents who own a chain of fitness centers, and Amber (Hasselhoff), a curvy teen who is the skinniest and hottest girl at the camp but who considers herself too heavy.”