Former High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale returns to network television this fall, landing the plum role of Jenny, a pharmaceuticals salesperson, and Patricia Heaton’s daughter, in the CBS sitcom Carol’s Second Act. (She is pictured above with one of her co-stars, Jean-Luc Bilodeau.) This is Tisdale’s first recurring role on a network series since the CW’s 2010 cheerleader drama Hellcats, which incidentally has found new life courtesy of the network’s streaming platform CW Seed, where it continually performs as one of its highest rated shows. Although the series only survived a single season, Tisdale is not surprised that nine years later, a whole new audience is lapping it up. “It’s crazy,” she told MediaVillage exclusively when quizzed on the topic. “I don’t know what it is, but it is kind of binge-worthy, and that’s something the younger generation loves. It was a great show and we had so much fun doing it.
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