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Tracey Gold takes on giant spiders for Syfy movie

Tracey Gold is going from Lifetime to Syfy.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the former “Growing Pains” actress has been tapped to headline Syfy’s original movie “Arachnoquake,” the cable network announced Tuesday.

Bug Hall (“The Little Rascals”), Ethan Phillips (“Star Trek: Voyager”) and Edward Furlong (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”) round out the cast in the telepic that features giant albino spiders, freed from their ancient subterranean prison, that go on a killing spree in New Orleans after a massive earthquake.

The Active Entertainment project, currently in production in Louisiana, will premiere next year on Syfy. The project re-teams the network with director Griff Furst, who helmed its “Swamp Shark,” one of the highest-rated Syfy Saturday Original Movies of the year.

Miss Gold, who struggled with anorexia in the 1990s, is currently starring on Lifetime’s new unscripted series “Starving Secrets With Tracey Gold,” which features the actress sharing her own experiences with other women and working with a team of specialists to help them get the treatment they need.

Miss Gold next appears on ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap,” where she’ll be swapping homes with Carnie Wilson. The unscripted series bows Tuesday.

Compiled from Web and wire service reports.