It’s official — Freeform has confirmed that the current fifth season of Young & Hungry will be the popular multi-camera comedy series’ last. The network has set a June 20 premiere date for the much delayed second batch of 10 episodes from Young & Hungry‘s fifth season and has put in development a Young & Hungry movie.
It’s been a year since Season 5 of Young & Hungry premiered with its first 10 episodes. With the season long in the can, the cast was released to take other jobs, and star Emily Osment just booked a female lead in the CBS comedy pilot 25. The delay of the remaining episodes — long believed to be series’ final chapter– has been a subject of frustration among fans, leading to Osment to tweet last month:
The final season (5B) sees Gabi (Osment) and Josh (Jonathan Sadowski) finally together and in love, but now navigating their new status as a full-fledged couple. Meanwhile, the rest of Josh’s staff, Yolanda and Elliot, are grappling with the change in work dynamic with Gabi as the “woman of the house.” Sofia, Gabi’s best friend, who begins to feel like a third wheel with the new couple, sets out on her own path to find love.
The Young & Hungry movie is from the same creative team as the series, including David Holden, Caryn Lucas, Ashley Tisdale, and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum. Per Freeform, it “will further the adventures of Gabi, Josh and their circle of friends.”
Young & Hungry is produced by Holden, Lucas, Tisdale, Jessica Rhoades and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum in association with CBS Television Studios. Gabi Moskowitz, of BrokeAssGourmet.com, is a San Francisco-based food blogger and contributed to the development of this project. The series stars Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley and Rex Lee.
Young & Hungry is the last of the wave of multi-camera sitcoms that marked Freeform predecessor ABC Family’s foray into comedy. Freeform’s comedy series slate includes breakout single-camera series grown-ish, which has been renewed for a second season, and new buddy comedy Alone Together.