Young & Hungry is an American sitcom created by David Holden, and executive produced by Ashley Tisdale. The multi-camera series stars Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley and Rex Lee, and premiered on ABC Family on June 25, 2014.[1][2] On September 29, 2014, the series was renewed for a second season,[3] that premiered on March 25, 2015.[4] On August 19, 2015, ABC Family renewed the series for a third season,[5] which premiered on February 3, 2016 on Freeform.[6] On March 7, 2016, Freeform renewed the series for a fourth season, which premiered on June 1, 2016[7] and ended on August 3, 2016. In October 2016, Emily Osment announced the show had been renewed for a fifth season, which premiered on March 13, 2017 and the season has 20 episodes in total, being split into 2 half's. The first half ended on May 22, 2017 and the second half will return in 2018.[8]


Set in San Francisco, a wealthy entrepreneur Josh (Jonathan Sadowski) hires food blogger Gabi (Emily Osment) to be his new personal chef. The series follows the couple and their friends after the couple's one-night stand dilemma.

Cast and characters



  • Mallory Jansen as Caroline Penelope Huntington (season 1)
  • Jesse McCartney as Cooper (season 1–2)
  • Bryan Safi as Alan (season 2–present), Elliot's husband
  • Jayson Blair as Jake Kaminski (season 2–season 3), Josh's brother

Guest stars

Development and production

The show is inspired by San Francisco food blogger, Gabi Moskowitz. On August 23, 2013, ABC Family placed a pilot order. The pilot was written by David Holden and directed by Andy Cadiff. Ashley Tisdale, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, and Jessica Rhoades serve as executive producers.[9]

Filming for the pilot started on April 21, 2014.[10] On January 6, 2014, ABC Family placed a series order on Young & Hungry, with the premiere on June 25, 2014, alongside the comedy Mystery Girls.[1] On September 29, 2014 the network renewed Young & Hungry for a second season.[11] On June 24, 2014 the first webisode was released with Gabi Moskowitz starring.


Young & Hungry has received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes the first season holds a rating of 43%, based on 7 reviews, with an average rating of 4.9/10.[12] On Metacritic, the first season has a score of 48 out of 100, based on 5 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[13]

In a double review with fellow ABC Family series, Mystery Girls, Mary McNamara of the LA Times gave Young & Hungry a mixed review. Whilst praising the comedic skills of Osment, McNamara opined "Young & Hungry feels much more Disney Channel than ABC Family" and criticized the pilot as "overwrought". McNamara finished with hope that if the series "settled down", it would "give Osment the successful starring role she deserves".[14]


The first season ended with a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 900,000 total viewers.[15]The second season averaged a 0.35 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 710,000 total viewers.[16]The show's third season averaged a 0.26 in the 18-49 demographic with 537,000 total viewers.[17]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Show Young & Hungry Nominated
Choice Summer TV Star: Female Emily Osment Nominated
2015 People's Choice Awards Favorite Cable TV Comedy Young & Hungry Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Show: Comedy Young & Hungry Nominated
Choice TV Actress: Comedy Emily Osment Nominated
Choice TV: Scene Stealer Ashley Tisdale Nominated
2016 People's Choice Awards Favorite Cable TV Comedy Young & Hungry Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Show Young & Hungry
Choice Summer TV Star: Female Emily Osment


During April 2016, it was confirmed that Young & Hungry would possibly spawn a spin-off series titled Young & Sofia. In May 2016, cast details surfaced with Aimee Carrero starring and center on her character Sofia Rodriguez, an ambitious banking intern and the bestfriend and roommate to Gabi (Emily Osment) from the original series. Other cast members include Ashley Tisdale as Logan Rawlings, Sofia's overbearing boss at Clid'd Media, Steve Talley as Kendrick and Ryan Pinkston as Leo. The spin-off will be introduced in the eighth episode of season four.[18][19]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kondolojy, Amanda (March 10, 2014). "ABC Family Announces Summer Premiere Dates for 'Pretty Little Liars', 'Switched at Birth' 'Chasing Life', 'Mystery Girls' & 'Young & Hungry'".. TV by the Numbers. Retrieved on March 10, 2014.
  2. Andreeva, Nellie (January 6, 2014). "ABC Family Picks Up Comedy Pilots Starring Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth & Emily Osment To Series".. Retrieved on January 7, 2014.
  3. Iannucci, Rebecca (September 29, 2014). "ABC Family Renews Young & Hungry, Picks Up Procedural Drama Stitchers".. Retrieved on September 30, 2014.
  4. "'Young and Hungry' Second Season Set to Premiere March 25th Alongside New Series 'Freak Out' - Ratings -".. Retrieved on 29 January 2015.
  5. Denise Petski. "'Young & Hungry' Renewed For Season 3 On ABC Family - Deadline".. Retrieved on 19 August 2015.
  6. Zhu, Danielle (October 23, 2015). "ABC Family announces winter premiere dates for The Fosters and more".. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on October 23, 2015.
  7. "Young & Hungry on Twitter". Twitter.
  8. "Aimee Carrero on Twitter". Twitter.
  9. "ABC Family Greenlights Production of Three New Comedy Pilots".. The Futon Critic (August 23, 2013). Retrieved on January 7, 2014.
  10. "Twitter / EmilyOsment: And a very nice first day on".. (April 21, 2014). Retrieved on June 1, 2014.
  11. "Young & Hungry Renewed for a second season". (September 29, 2014). Retrieved on September 29, 2014.
  12. "Young & Hungry Season 1".. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved on September 19, 2015.
  13. "Young & Hungry – Season 1 Reviews".. Metacritic. Retrieved on September 19, 2015.
  14. "ABC Family's 'Young & Hungry,' 'Mystery Girls' are a mixed bag".. LA Times. Retrieved on 19 September 2015.
  15. "Young & Hungry: Season One Ratings".. TV Series Finale. Retrieved on June 10 2016.
  16. "Young & Hungry: Season Two Ratings".. TV Series Finale. Retrieved on June 10, 2016.
  17. "Young & Hungry: Season Three Ratings".. TV Series Finale. Retrieved on June 10, 2016.

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