Freeform Renews ‘Young & Hungry’ for Season 5

Emily Osment-led comedy will return in 2017

“Young & Hungry” has been renewed for a fifth season, Freeform announced on Thursday.

The new season of the multi-camera comedy starring Emily Osment will begin production next week and will premiere in 2017.

“‘Young & Hungry,’ was the number one cable comedy among Adults 18-34 during its most recent run, and saw double-digit growth over the previous season in our key demographics,” said Karey Burke, Freeform’s executive vice president of programming & development. “The series has been a powerhouse for us since launch and we are thrilled to bring it back for a fifth season.”

The renewal comes on the heels of news that Freeform had not picked up its Amanda Knox-inspired crime drama “Guilt” for a second season. The network also picked up the sci-fi drama “Stitchers” for a third season earlier this month.

On the comedy side, Freeform recently put a few projects into development, including a late-night show hosted by comedian Iliza Shlesinger and the multi-camera comedy pilot “Brown Girls” from producers Shilpi Roy and Nastaran Dibai.

“Young & Hungry” is produced by David Holden, Ashley Tisdale, Jessica Rhoades, Caryn Lucas, and Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum in association with CBS Television Studios. Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley and Rex Lee co-star alongside Osment.