American actor and TV personality Valerie Bertinelli has been roped in to star opposite Demi Lovato in a single-camera comedy pilot ‘Hungry’, produced by Universal Television that was ordered by NBC this April.
As per The Hollywood Reporter, Bertinelli will play the mother of Lovato’s character in the show, which revolves around friends who belong to a food issues support group.
In the show, the group of friends helps each other look for love, success and the perfect thing in the fridge that’s going to make it all better.
Bertinelli plays Lisa, Teddy’s (Lovato) mom, who’s always quick to point out that they’re also best friends. Warm and loving, she’s also “a self-critical and emotional mess who has lost and gained the same 30 pounds for 30 years,” per a description of the character. Lisa owns a restaurant and is constantly thinking about — and serving people — food.
The role will be Bertinelli’s first on a scripted project since ‘Hot in Cleveland’ ended its six-season run in 2015.
The series hails from Emmy-winning writer and executive producer Suzanne Martin, who is widely known for her work on ‘Frasier’.