Demi Lovato is eyeing her first series-regular TV gig since her Disney Channel days.
NBC has given a put pilot commitment to Hungry, a single-camera comedy in which “friends who belong to a food issues group help each other as they look for love, success and the perfect thing in the fridge that’s going to make it all better,” TVLine has learned.
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Lovato has spoken candidly about her own personal food issues, including a lifelong struggle with bulimia, in previous interviews.
In addition to starring in Hungry, Lovato is also executive-producing the Universal Television comedy alongside writer Suzanne Martin; Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner for Hazy Mills; and Scooter Braun, James Shin and Scott Manson for SB Projects.
Lovato began her small-screen career on Barney and Friends (2002–2004), before being featured on the Disney Channel short-form series As the Bell Rings (2007–2008). Disney gave Lovato her first series-regular TV role in 2009, casting her as Sonny With a Chance‘s title character, though Lovato’s abrupt departure from the series led to its cancellation in 2011. Before parting ways with the House of Mouse, Lovato starred in a number of Disney Channel original movies, including Camp Rock (2008), Princess Protection Program (2009) and Camp Rock 2 (2010).
Since then, Lovato has landed memorable recurring roles on shows like Glee, which found her playing Naya Rivera’s short-lived love interest Dani, and Will & Grace, on which she played Will’s surrogate Jenny.
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