High School Musical Reality Series in the Works

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ABC is developing a multiepisode reality competition themed to the “High School Musical” concept, with a nationwide talent hunt followed by a group of contestants studying at a music conservatory to hone their skills, reports Variety.

ABC is targeting a summer airdate for the “High School Musical” reality series.

Contestants will be eliminated each week until a final winning performer is chosen. The network is keeping details of that top prize under wraps for now, however.

The reality series will include plenty of “High School Musical”-themed moments — with appearances by the franchise’s stars likely. The network is in discussions with a production company to handle the show, but that deal hasn’t been finalized.

“High School Musical” is a major revenue generator for Disney; the conglomerate forecasts that consumer products related to the franchise will reach $650 million in sales this year.

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