While Young & Hungry was originally given a season orders of 10 episodes, back in January, Freeform doubled the total order to 20. A couple of weeks before that, the cable channel decided not to move forward with the proposed spin-off. Were the two decisions related? Although the ratings saw a small increase last season, will the sitcom be able to build on its growth? Will Young & Hungry be cancelled or renewed for season six? Stay tuned.
Young & Hungry stars Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley, and Rex Lee, with Bryan Safi recurring. The Freeform TV series features food blogger, Gabi Diamond (Osment), who becomes the personal chef of wealthy tech entrepreneur Josh Xander Kaminski (Sadowski). After they develop feelings for one another, the plot thickens. The fifth season kicks off with Gabi and Josh trying to prove to everyone that they won’t let feelings get in the way of their new arrangement as “friends with benefits.” **Update below.
Below are the show’s TV ratings, typically the best way to tell if the series will be cancelled or renewed. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress.
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For comparisons: The fourth season of Young & Hungry averaged a 0.27 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 550,000 viewers.
What do you think? Do you like the Young & Hungry TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season?
2/6 update: Young and Hungry is cancelled after five seasons on Freeform. The final episodes are expected later this year. Details here.