ABC Family's Young & Hungry: Will You Come Back for Seconds?

Young & Hungry Series Premiere

In the real world, sleeping with your prospective boss on the same night he plans to propose to his girlfriend would be a terrible idea. But in TV world, that kind of drunken misstep might just secure the job of your dreams.

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That’s essentially the gist of ABC Family’s new comedy Young & Hungry, which premiered Wednesday. Hannah Montana‘s Emily Osment plays Gabi Diamond, a down-on-her-luck food blogger with no job, no money and no clue. So when an opportunity to work as a private chef for tech millionaire Josh Kaminski ($#*! My Dad Says‘ Jonathan Sadowski) arises, she dives right in…to his bed.

You see, Josh initially tries to propose to his socialite girlfriend, but when she tells him the relationship is moving too fast, he starts commiserating (and more) with Gabi, who cooks the proposal dinner as part of her job application. And because it would apparently be illegal to fire an employee after sleeping with them — Josh’s apartment really needs an HR department — Gabi keeps the job and all is well.

Gabi’s biggest obstacle — aside from her apparent lack of boundaries — comes in the form of Josh’s personal assistant/publicist Elliot (Entourage‘s Rex Lee). Like a sassy guard dog in a bow-tie, Elliot is determined to undermine our young heroine at every turn, mostly because he’s bitter that Josh didn’t hire “hot” celebrity chef Michael Voltaggio. I’m hoping Elliot’s ‘tude will pass over time because, honestly, his disdain for Gabi doesn’t come off quite as funny as it probably should. In fact, it kind of takes a toll on the show’s overall tone.

Fortunately, for every Elliot, there’s a Yolanda (Let’s Stay Together‘s Kym Whitley), who serves as Gabi’s kitchen-side guardian angel. Actually, that might be a bit of a stretch; she doesn’t actually do anything to help Gabi in her pursuits, but at least she’s always there to lend a high-five when needed.

So, readers, do you plan on getting “Closer” to Young & Hungry? Or are you ready to join the jumpers on the Golden Gate Bridge? Rate the premiere below, then drop a comment with your full review.

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48 Comments
  1. Christina Reynolds says:

    It has potential.

  2. Linda says:

    I liked it enough to at least watch another episode.

  3. greysfan says:

    I thought it was pretty good. It has potential to be a great show. Will see how it goes in the next couple of weeks.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Not that it makes it any more or less believable, but Josh doesn’t propose to his girlfriend before sleeping with Gabi. Gabi prepares the fancy dinner, then the girlfriend calls Josh to say that things are moving too fast and she never shows up to the dinner, and Josh doesnt get to propose until the next day. Just like on “Friends,” they “were on a break.”

  5. Mel Hillman says:

    I could really do without Elliot. And even if the character is necessary, the caricature is not.

    But, that said, I love Emily.This is a very funny, fast paced show. I laughed out loud at several points and THAT is the measure of a comedy..

  6. Thomas says:

    Emily osment is beautiful!!!

  7. Jared says:

    Plesantly surprised.

  8. Adam says:

    I loved it the show it made me laughed.

  9. Me says:

    Wanted it to be longer! Lots of to work with!

  10. Saabgirlatx says:

    Very cute show. Laugh track needs to be toned WAY down but otherwise it has tons of potential!

  11. Karen says:

    I agree it has potential. I felt the scenes with the room mate slowed things down. i didn’t feel her character added anything to the show.

  12. Tracey says:

    I enjoyed it. I really laughed several times. I watched it the second run and still giggled. I hope it does well.

  13. DavidSask says:

    Emily is looking hot and this is from a gay man! Not a fan of the supporting characters esp, over played gay character by Rex can he not play any other kind? Anything is better than Mystery Girls and I can’t hate on a pilot show that has Tegan and Sara music in it!

  14. christopher bee says:

    Some rocky bumbs, but i will see what´s coming next.

  15. Joey Padron says:

    Like it. First episode was good and funny. I’ll keep watching.

  16. Sara says:

    By the way….his girlfriend didn’t turn down his proposal….she said they needed to take a ‘break’ even before he could propose. Then later they got back together and she said yes.

  17. David says:

    Excellent show. Very funny. Look forward to watching it next Wednesday!

  18. Aaron says:

    I thought it was really funny. I agree the laugh track was loud but by the end I found myself laughing louder to match the laugh track and that made me feel better. Laughing feels good!

  19. Babybop says:

    It was a tad overacted, and the laugh track is way too loud. But it was cute, and it made me laugh. I’ll watch the next episode.

  20. Not very funny…..sex treated like a normal everyday item….I don’t think this show has much of a future.

  21. Velocisexual says:

    Gave it a B. it’s the first ABC Family comedy I’ve seen that actually has some potential. Even in spite of the terrible “sassy black woman” cliche.

  22. Jamie says:

    The wiring isn’t that great, especially the risque racist comments. Josh is goofy in a bad way. It’s just not what I expected.

  23. bob r says:

    Emily Osment has definitely matured and shows she’s ready to carry a series…Rex Lee is still funny…Great show.

  24. Briana says:

    I love this show already! Always keep the show running!!!

  25. Mikala says:

    Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister in law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

  26. Jake says:

    Not much of a FAMILY show

  27. J Gibson says:

    Pretty funny show and Emily Osment has the talent to carry her own show, Wish it was on Showtime or HBO….she wears way too much clothing in this!

  28. stephanie says:

    Love this show!!!! It makes me laugh out loud. A must see show in my opinion!

  29. randy says:

    I think it will be a funny show so far….My biggest delight is that Emily Osment has maybe gotten a tv series of her own about time. I like her acting….

  30. matt says:

    It’s a pretty good show. I think the situations are a little old for ABCF. I think they should move it to 830 to lead in Modern Family & watch the ratings go wild. With the national network & one off the best coms on tv. It should be a match made in heaven!

    PS- getting girl meets world on at 8 would make for gradual push on when to put the kids to bed!!

  31. allissa says:

    When is the next season

  32. brenda says:

    When does it come back on??? Love it, can’t wait to see what happens with Gabby and Josh.

  33. brenda says:

    Can’t wait to see what happens with Gabby and Josh.

  34. jennifer says:

    Omg I cant wait for the next season to come on josh should still tell gabby how he feels they should be together

  35. Christi says:

    I absolutely love this show! I just finished the first season and I am trying to figure out when season two starts! :)

  36. Ever since the first episode I have loved this show. I always looked forward to watch it when it came on. I loved the story line. I really want there to be a second season and more! I really really really want it to come back I will be devisatted it doesn’t come back. My mom and I use to love watching it!

  37. Janelle says:

    I absolutely love this show i just wish it was longer than 30 minutes. I hope there will be more seasons !!!!

  38. Octavia says:

    Please bring young and hungry back for a second season I was really getting into it and the season ended it has a lot of potential

  39. Betty says:

    I love a good comedy. It funny with out a lot of trash.

  40. Alyssa says:

    this show could possibly be my new favourite series! I’m soooo excited to see more episodes I hope they continue airing it

  41. Kelly Davis says:

    I love this show, please let it have a second season!!!!!!!!

  42. I guess this show is ok

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