Demi Lovato is set to star in a new comedy show focusing on food issues called Hungry.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Hungry is a comedy created by sitcom veteran Suzanne Martin, who was behind classic shows like Will & Grace and Frasier.
The show is set to premiere on NBC with a put pilot commitment, meaning the network will pay a penalty if it doesn’t go to air.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will focus on a group of friends who belong to a food issues group as they help each other navigate their struggles.
Hungry will mark the first starring role for Demi Lovato in almost a decade, following the conclusion of Sonny With a Chance back in 2011.
However, she has dipped her toe back into acting over recent years with voice work and a recurring role on Will & Grace‘s final season in 2020.
It seems safe to assume that the series will be a labour of love for Lovato, who will also serve as its executive producer.
Speaking on Ashley Graham’s Pretty Big Deal podcast last year, she explained that she relapsed into an eating disorder when she became addicted to exercising.
“I thought the past few years was [my] recovery from an eating disorder when it actually was just [me] completely falling into it,” she said.
“And I just realised that maybe my symptoms weren’t as obvious as before, but it was definitely an eating issue.”
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Lovato went on to say that she believes her heroin overdose and admission to rehab in 2018 were promoted by the eating disorder.
“I honestly think that’s kind of what led to everything happening over the past years, just like me thinking I found recovery when I didn’t and then living this kind of lie trying to tell the world I was happy with myself when I wasn’t,” she said.