Demi Lovato to Star in Comedy About Eating Disorders
Demi Lovato is once again heading to the small screens, this time with a new show on NBC. After the release of her very honest four-part documentary series Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, the 28 year old is ready to make her big television comeback.
Demi Lovato Lands New Show ‘Hungry’ on NBC
Lovato will executive produce and star in a new show called Hungry. The show will be a comedy that is likely to appear on NBC’s schedule between 2021 and 2022. Her manager, Scooter Braun, will join her as an executive producer along with Will & Grace actor, Sean Hayes. Lovato appeared in a four-episode arc of Will & Grace last year.
Hungry is about “friends who belong to a food issues group (and) help each other as they look for love, success and the perfect thing in the fridge that’s going to make it all better.”
Hungry will be Lovato’s first regular television role since starring as the lead on Disney Channel’s Sonny with a Chance. She also had a recurring role on Glee in 2013, and served as a judge on The X Factor from 2012-2013.
Lovato has Struggled with Bulimia in the Past
Lovato opened up in Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil about how she has suffered from an eating disorder since she was young.
“My bulimia got so bad that I started throwing up blood for the first time,” she said after sharing her rape and sexual assault stories.
“I was compulsively overeating when I was 8 years old,” she told ABC News in 2011. “So, I guess, for the past ten years I’ve had a really unhealthy relationship with food.”
When Lovato was working on the Disney hit Camp Rock she said she was bullied about her weight by her classmates.
“I was performing concerts on an empty stomach,” she said. “I was losing my voice from purging.”
It has been a rollercoaster of a decade for the singer who survived an overdose in 2018 and called off her engagement to actor, Max Erich, last year. She’s recently spoken out about taking time to reconnect with herself.
“I am living with one of my best friends, I was just in a — I was engaged to a dude and almost did that and I was like, ‘That’s not the life for me,'” she said on The Drew Barrymore Show. “I want to have fun and I want to live with my friends, let’s normalize that.”
“And now that I’m owning who I am, I feel the happiest I’ve ever felt and that’s because I’m being honest” she added. “Secrets keep you sick, I’ve heard that a million times and I fully believe it. Now there’s nothing, there’s no secrets for the world to find out. Like I just put it out there and I’m like, ‘Hey this is me.'”