Demi Lovato Is Getting Her Own Sitcom on NBC, Here’s What We Know

Demi Lovato is gearing up to make her return to TV. The pop star — who recently opened up about substance abuse in a Youtube documentary series called Dance With the Devil —  is getting her own sitcom on NBC. Here’s what we know about the series so far. 

Demi Lovato in a leopard-print dress looking staring straight ahead
Demi Lovato attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Demi Lovato’s new show is called ‘Hungry’

It’s been ten years since Lovato starred in the Disney Channel sitcom, Sonny With a Chance. And as reported by Variety, the Grammy-nominated singer is returning to television with a lead role in the upcoming NBC comedy, Hungry.  

The show comes from writer/producer Suzanne Martin, known for her work on Will & Grace, Frasier, and The Client List. Lovato is also set to executive produce the series, alongside her Will & Grace co-star Sean Hayes. Todd Milliner, Scooter Braun, Scott Manson, and James Shin will also serve as EPs on the Universal Television production. 

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Hungry is a single-camera comedy (like Modern Family and The Office), which means it won’t be filmed in front of a live studio audience. The series’ description reveals the sitcom will follow friends “who belong to a food issues group [and] help each other as they look for love, success and the perfect thing in the fridge that’s going to make it all better.”

There is no word on when Hungry will go into production. So it may be a while before fans get an official premiere date. However, with the recent NBC order, we may get more casting news in the months ahead.

Demi Lovato is already a seasoned actor

These days, Lovato may be most known for her chart-topping pop hits. But she’s been acting since she was 10-years-old, getting her start on the kids’ series Barney & Friends

Lovato’s rise to fame came in 2008 when she starred in the Disney Channel movie Camp Rock opposite Jonas Brothers and landed the lead in the Disney sitcom Sonny With a Chance. She starred in several other Disney projects, including Princess Protection Program, As the Bell Rings, and the Camp Rock sequel.

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And in the last few years, while forging ahead with her successful music career, Lovato has maintained her passion for acting. In 2020, she had a recurring role on the Will & Grace reboot, in which she played Will’s (Eric McCormack) surrogate, Jenny.

She quit acting for a while

In recent years, Lovato has been opening up about her personal experiences with body image. And when talking to Harper’s Bazaar, the pop star revealed that the pressures of looking a certain way led her to quit acting for a while. 

“My eating disorder kept me from going back to acting for years,” Lovato said. “But I finally came to a place with my body where I thought, ‘Why am I going to let this stop me when it’s just my shell?’ I’ve stopped letting my weight control my life.”