'High School Musical' spinoff: Ashley Tisdale is back as Sharpay

ashley-tisdale-sharpay.jpgBig news for the tween set (and some of you grown-ups, too... we don't judge)! Ashley Tisdale will return to Disney, reprising her "High School Musical" role of divalicious Sharpay Evans in her very own movie.

Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron may have graduated from the series, but Tisdale is both starring in and executive producing "Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure," which follows the hilarious blonde on her quest to conquer New York City and make it to the Broadway Stage.

In a statement, Disney said: "In Sharpay, Ashley Tisdale brought to life one of the most memorable comedic characters we've seen in years. This movie captures the absolutely perfect next chapter in Sharpay's life, as she tries to cultivate the humanity buried, deep, deep within her -- a challenging and hilarious endeavor."

The TV movie, which will begin production this summer, is slated to premiere on The Disney Channel in 2011.

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