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ABC-Owned Stations Air ‘High School Musical’ Series Special This Month

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series launched last month on Disney+, and a special about the making of the series premieres on ABC-owned stations Dec. 14. Fittingly, if a bit clumsily, the special is titled High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Special.

The special airs on Disney+ Dec. 20. 

WTVD Raleigh, KFSN Fresno and KABC Los Angeles air it Dec. 14. WPVI Philadelphia and KGO San Francisco air it Dec. 25. On Dec. 28, the special goes on KTRK Houston, WLS Chicago and WABC New York. 

The Series: The Special takes viewers to the set during filming of the original movie in 2005, including video from the Zac Cam, as Zac Efron’s videos are known. 

Efron was in the cast along with Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Monique Coleman, Alyson Reed and Olesya Rulin. 

It also highlights the series music, and the filming in Salt Lake City's East High hallways, gymnasium and theater room. Series cast members Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett, Matt Cornett, Sofia Wylie, Larry Saperstein, Julia Lester, Dara Reneé, Frankie Rodriguez, Mark St. Cyr and Kate Reinders make appearances. 

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Special is a production of Digomind Productions. Kevin Williams is the executive producer. 

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series premiered Nov. 8. New episodes stream Fridays on Disney+. Tim Federle created the show and executive produces.