Demi Lovato certainly knows how to captivate fans with her voice. The singer has always been keen into expanding her horizon and exploring different scopes. Demi was set to debut on screen with an NBC show, but she dropped out at the last moment. Now, it appears a replacement for her has already been found.
Just days after Demi Lovato dropped out of the lead role on the NBC pilot Hungry, she has been replaced with Ariel Winter coming aboard. Deadline reported, the 24-year-old Modern Family star has signed on to take over the role from Lovato, who stepped down due to scheduling conflicts.
However, Lovato will still be on board as an executive producer on the pilot. The pilot is slated to finally go into production phase this coming week, starting with a table read on Tuesday.
Despite Lovato dropping out from the lead role, NBC remained focused on the project and opted to move swiftly to re-cast. The single-camera pilot was written by Will & Grace and Hot in Cleveland creator Suzanne Martin.
The show follows several friends who belong to a food issues group who help each other look for love, success and the perfect comfort food. The show was green lit for a pilot in April 2021. In June 2021, the network started rounding out the cast with Anna Akana, Alex Brightman, Ashley D. Kelley, Jay Klaitz and Rory O’Malley coming onboard.
Valerie Bertinelli signed on a few days later to play Lisa, the mother of Lovato’s character Teddy. The network stated in May that Hungry was one of their projects they were rolling over to the 2021-2022 TV season, or possibly the 2022-2023 season.
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