They’re returning to their TV roots! Demi Lovato is set to star in the upcoming NBC comedy, Hungry, 10 years after saying goodbye to Sonny With a Chance.
In 2011, the singer parted ways with Disney Channel and focused on their music career. Over the years, they’ve made a few guest-starring appearances in shows like Glee and Will & Grace, but other than that it’s been all music all the time for the “Dancing With the Devil” musician. Until now, that is. In Hungry, they’re set to play the role of Teddy, “a talented food stylist who wants to have a healthy relationship with food and date men who are good for Teddy,” per Deadline.
Aside from their upcoming starring role in Hungry, Demi appeared in the March 2021 YouTube docuseries Dancing With the Devil, which allowed the “Skyscraper” singer to share everything that they’ve “wanted to say” since sharing their past struggles publicly. They continued their comeback year with an album, titled Dancing With the Devil … The Art of Starting Over, which was released in April 2021.
“If you listen to it track by track, if you follow the track listing, it’s kind of actually like the non-official soundtrack to the documentary. Because it really does follow my life over the past couple of years,” they shared about the record during a chat with fans via the Clubhouse app. “When we went through the track listing and kind of mapped out how it kind of coincided with my life’s story, it made sense to add the more emotional stuff in the beginning and then transition into The Art of Starting Over.”
As fans know, Demi has been open about their eating disorder struggles over the years, something that was also touched upon in the docuseries and album. While they haven’t released much information about their upcoming TV series just yet, it was announced in June 2021 that actress Valerie Bertinelli would be joining the cast as Demi’s character Teddy’s mom, Lisa.
Lisa is “warm, loving, self-critical and emotional mess of a woman who has lost and gained the same 30 pounds for 30 years,” according to TVLine, who also shared that the character and her daughter are best friends. “A restaurant owner, she is constantly thinking about and serving people food.”
Valerie isn’t the only cast member that’s been announced since the Demi’s involvement in the series was revealed. Scroll through our gallery for everything we know about Demi’s upcoming series, Hungry, so far.
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