11:15am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Young and Hungry' Canceled at Freeform
As expected, Freeform is ending comedy Young and Hungry with its forthcoming fifth season.
The multicamera comedy will return from its year-plus hiatus on June 20 for the first of its final 10 episodes as the younger-skewing, Disney-owned cable network is also prepping a Young and Hungry TV movie. The formal announcement comes shortly after leading lady Emily Osment booked the starring role in CBS comedy pilot 25.
Young and Hungry, created by David Holden, was the last series on Freeform that predated current execs Tom Ascheim and Karey Burke, who have focused on repopulating the cabler with edgier fare, such as The Bold Type and Grown-ish, as the network caters to "becomers," adults 18-34 experiencing a series of firsts like jobs and relationships. Freeform previously announced that veteran The Fosters, which also predated both execs, would end this year as it preps a three-night event to wrap the series.
The Young and Hungry TV movie hails from the show's same creative team, including Holden, Caryn Lucas, Ashley Tisdale and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum. That will follow the same group of friends as the show. The series hails from CBS Television Studios.
Freeform's scripted slate now consists of Grown-ish, The Bold Type, Alone Together, Beyond, Famous in Love, Shadowhunters, Siren and Cloak and Dagger — all of which were greenlighted by Ascheim and Burke.