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ABC betting on Nick Lachey and High School Musical

by Brett Love, posted Apr 25th 2008 10:23AM

High School MusicalAre you still trying to figure out what to do when all of your favorite programs leave the air for the summer? I was thinking about maybe going outside. I'm told it's nice. ABC has other plans for our eyeballs though. They've signed up Nick Lachey to host a new reality show (I know... boo reality) based on the hit Disney franchise, High School Musical.

At the moment the show is called High School Musical: Summer Session, but apparently that isn't official. Casting calls kick off this weekend, with a premiere set for June 20th. The network is obviously hoping to cash in on some of the success their sibling Disney has seen with the movies. I wouldn't be surprised to see Disney sweetheart Miley Cyrus guesting on the show to bring in her throngs of fans.

Like many of you, I'm also a little disappointed with the increases in non-scripted programming we are seeing on the big networks. That being said, it sounds like a pretty solid idea. The kids do seem to love their High School Musical. And really, if it will get the network to knock if off with all the According To Jim airings, aren't we coming out ahead?

[ via Hollywood Reporter ]

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