High School Musical Reality Show in the Works

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Considering the nature of reality TV, we're surprised ABC isn't planning a series based on overweight housewives being sent back to high school and forced to sing alongside the team mascots.

Instead, the network's pitch for a High School Musical-themed reality show attempts to mirror the overwhelmingly successful Disney franchise.

The proposed reality competition, set to air this summer, would be a nationwide talent hunt, followed by a group of contestants studying at a music conservatory to hone their skills.

Like American Idol, High School Musical contestants will be eliminated each week until a winning performer is chosen. We're guessing Zac Efron won't be eligible.

Overall, the High School Musical franchise will reach $650 million in sales this year. High School Musical 3, the first film in the series to be released in theaters, is due out on October 24.

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High School Musical Quotes

Everything's been stepped up a few notches, all the dances, and I think the songs are pretty catchy this time around. And it's our senior year, so we've got graduation and prom to look forward to. All fun things to have in a movie.

Zac Efron [on High School Musical 3]

You never know with teenage girls. It's funny. But they're always, most of the time they're pretty respectful, and I love 'em. I'm very grateful.

Zac Efron