Young & Hungry
|Young & Hungry|
|Created by||David Holden|
|Theme music composer||Shridhar Solanki & Sidh Solanki|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||20 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Original channel||ABC Family|
|Original release||June 25, 2014– present|
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. On September 29, 2014, the series was renewed for a second season, that premiered on March 25, 2015.
Set in San Francisco, a wealthy entrepreneur Josh (Jonathan Sadowski) hires a food blogger named 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
- Emily Osment as Gabi Diamond, a young chef, lives in San Francisco with her best friend, Sofia. She loves cooking and she can even figure out what people like to eat. Her mother died while she was still a teenager and she has been on her own ever since. Despite not having enough credentials, she applies for the job to be Josh's personal chef. Josh agrees to hire her if she can make a dinner for his girlfriend Caroline that will make her say yes to his marriage proposal. After Caroline breaks up with Josh the same day, he feels distraught and he and Gabi have a one-night stand. They decide to keep it a secret, which causes her to have complicated romantic feelings for Josh.
- Jonathan Sadowski as Josh Kaminski, a wealthy young tech entrepreneur and self-made millionaire. He is extremely smart, charming, and sweet and always goes with his gut feeling. He and Gabi have a drunken one-night stand, which he decides to keep secret in order to propose to his vain and materialistic girlfriend, Caroline. Despite the fact that he and Gabi slept together, he wants to keep their relationship professional. Nevertheless, he takes an immediate liking to Gabi, often giving her life advice and looking out for her as a protective figure. In the season 1 finale he figures out he is in love with Gabi but never tells her, making their friendship complicated.
- Aimee Carrero as Sofia Rodriguez, an ambitious banking intern and Gabi's best friend and roommate. She is a strong-minded and career-driven young woman. Her job consists of fetching coffee for the clients at her firm. She fully supports Gabi, gives her advice, and often gives her pep talks about keeping her job. She also knows about Gabi's hookup with Josh and unexpectedly becomes friends with Caroline when the two bond over singer Lorde in the episode, "Young & Secret." Her full name is revealed to be Sofia Maria Consuela Rafaella Rodriguez.
- Kym Whitley as Yolanda, Josh's housekeeper. She is very loud-spoken and says what is on her mind. She and Gabi bond instantly and she often sticks up for her. She is sassy with a bit of an attitude and was the first to find out about Gabi and Josh's hookup. She and Elliot constantly bicker.
- Rex Lee as Elliot Park, Josh's publicist and right-hand-man. He is openly gay and very outspoken about the fact that he'd much rather have a professional celebrity chef than Gabi. He would do anything to make Josh happy and cares for him. He is one of the few people who knows about Gabi and Josh's hookup. He and Gabi have a battle of wits on occasion, but they are ultimately good friends.
- Mallory Jansen as Caroline Huntington, Josh's girlfriend turned fiancée. She is very materialistic and vain, caring more about her possessions and physical appearance than Josh. Josh realizes that she is stuck-up and conceited, however he looks past this when she says she loves him. Gabi tries to impress her, but Caroline sees Gabi as unprofessional and untrustworthy. (season 1)
- Jesse McCartney as Cooper, a computer hacker that Josh hires to work for him and has a romance with Gabi, much to Josh's dislike. He breaks up with Gabi after finding it increasingly difficult to keep their relationship a secret from Josh and moves to China as revealed in the episode "Young & Getting Played". After a grand romantic gesture, they resume their relationship. They have a brief fight when he discovers that Gabi and Josh slept together, but reconcile when she tells him she loves him, and he decides to move back to San Francisco. (season 1-2)
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.
Filming for the pilot started on April 21, 2014. 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. On September 29, 2014 the network renewed Young & Hungry for a second season. On June 24, 2014 the first webisode was released with Gabi Moskowitz starring.
Casting announcements began in September 2013, with Emily Osment first cast in the lead role of Gabi Diamond, a blunt and klutzy food blogger who not only has a true gift for cooking, but also the ability to figure out what it is people want to eat. Aimee Carrero was the next actor cast in the series regular role of Sofia Rodriguez, Gabi's best friend and an ambitious banking intern. Shortly after, Jonathan Sadowski and Rex Lee were cast in the series, with Sadowski playing the lead role of Josh Kaminski, a young tech entrepreneur who hires Gabi as his personal chef; and Lee cast as Elliot Park, Josh's high-strung personal aide and right-hand-man. Kym Whitley was the last actor cast in the series regular role of Yolanda, Josh's housekeeper. MTV announced Australian singer Kylie Minogue as a guest star in the second season as a potential new love interest for Josh.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||10||June 25, 2014||August 27, 2014|
|2||21||March 25, 2015||TBA|
The first season ended with a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 900,000 total viewers.
Awards and nominations
|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||Pending|
|Choice TV Actress: Comedy||Emily Osment||Pending|
|Choice TV: Scene Stealer||Ashley Tisdale||Pending|
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