Picks and Pans Review: Spectacular!

updated 02/23/2009 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/23/2009 AT 01:00 AM EST

Nickelodeon, Feb. 16, 8 p.m. ET/PT |

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A High School Musical clone, Spectacular! stars Nolan Gerard Funk as a pop-star wannabe named Nikko. He joins a high-school show band whose leader, Courtney (Tammin Sursok), is like a tween Reese Witherspoon: plucky, cute and possibly brittle. She wants the group drilled to perfection for an upcoming competition, while Nikko thinks cool new dance moves are the ticket. The music is smoothly tuneful, but the staging of the dance numbers is a bit off. They feel like Bollywood night at American Idol.

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