The episode had an early premiere in Disney Channel, ABC, and Freeform week before.
It got 0.29 million viewers on Freeform, and 2.03 million viewers on ABC. The episode got 2.79 million viewers overall.
Ricky decides to audition for East High's fall musical, "High School Musical," in an effort to rekindle his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Nini.
On her first day as the drama teacher at East High School, Miss Jenn announces that the school will be staging a production of High School Musical: The Musical. Nini is a regular participant in East High's school productions, typically as a chorus member, but on this occasion successfully auditions for the main role of Gabriella in the show with her rendition of "The Start of Something New". Ricky auditions for the role of Troy in an attempt to win his former girlfriend, Nini, back. However, Ricky returns to school from the summer to discover that Nini is now dating E.J., who she met at theater camp.
|1||I Think I Kinda You Know||Olivia Rodrigo (Nini Salazar)|
|2||Start of Something New||Matt Cornett (EJ Caswell)|
|3||Start of Something New||Sofia Wylie (Gina)|
|4||Start of Something New||Olivia Rodrigo (Nini Salazar)|
|5||I Think I Kinda You Know||Joshua Bassett (Ricky Bowen)|