Inside Demi Lovato's New TV Gig

Demi Lovato is returning to television. In January 2021, news broke that the singer is posed to star in and executive produce a new NBC sitcom. Fans of the artist will remember Lovato got her start in entertainment on TV as a child star on Barney & Friends alongside former BFF Selena Gomez. The child actress then went on to become a Disney darling, starring in the Disney Channel Original movies Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2 before landing her own Disney series, Sonny with a Chance.

Following her Disney days, Lovato embraced her powerful vocals, releasing multiple studio albums that let fans inside her life with emotional ballads like "Skyscraper" and "Stone Cold". The star is known for being very open about her struggles with drugs, mental health and dealing with constant ridicule about her weight. Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres in March 2020, Lovato opened up about her recovery from bulimia and her time in rehab for the eating disorder.

"My life, I just felt, was so — and I hate to use this word — but I felt like it was controlled by so many people around me," Lovato said, revealing her team would take fruit out of her hotel room because of the sugar. Lovato's open dialogue about eating disorders with fans may be what prompted producers to hire the singer for the new NBC series Hungry.

If you are struggling with an eating disorder, or know someone who is, help is available. Visit the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) website or contact NEDA's Live Helpline at 1-800-931-2237. You can also receive 24/7 Crisis Support via text (send NEDA to 741-741).

Demi Lovato is returning to television in a big way

Over the course of her career, Demi Lovato has popped up on a few popular shows, including Grey's Anatomy, Glee and the revival of Will & Grace. It turns out, Lovato's guest appearance on Will & Grace may have been her ticket to her new show. According to Variety, the singer is set to star in a new comedy series called Hungry, which the outlet reports "follows friends who belong to a food issues group as they help each other look for love, success and the perfect thing in the fridge that's going to make it all better."

And Lovato won't just be leading the show. The actress is set to co-executive produce the series with Suzanne Martin, who also wrote and produced the revival of Will & Grace (see the connection here?). Martin is no stranger to comedic television and neither is Lovato. The executive producer previously worked on hit show Frasier, and the singer spent two seasons as Sonny on Disney Channel's Sonny with a Chance.