Freeform confirmed today that beloved comedy-legend Betty White will guest star on an upcoming episode of the network’s hit original series “Young & Hungry.” Betty White will begin filming this week, and the episode will air in 2017. Freeform didn’t give an exact date for the episode at this time, but did release a few details about White’s upcoming character.
According to the announcement, White will play Ms. Wilson, Gabi’s neighbor who she encounters after a misunderstanding with Josh leaves Gabi confused about what to do. The network went on to explain, “Ms. Wilson reluctantly helps Gabi figure out her next steps”. White’s episode will air during the series’ recently announced fifth season.
Of course Betty White has been in dozens and dozens of hit shows since her iconic role of Rose Nylund on “Golden Girls” ended in 1992. Recently White played the role of Dr. Beth Mayer in FOX’s popular drama-series “Bones”. Fans of White will just have to wait a few weeks to learn which episode will feature the popular star.
“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.
Gabi Moskowitz, of BrokeAssGourmet.com, is a San Francisco-based food blogger and contributed to the development of this project. The series stars Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley and Rex Lee.
Freeform also launched “Party Girl” this month, which will be an exclusive 10-episode original short-form series co-created by actress, writer and comedian Lisa Schwartz (aka LisBug) and television writer Lacey Friedman (“The Goldbergs”). The series is live now on Freeform.com, the Freeform app and Hulu. That series is loosely based on Schwartz’s experiences, “Party Girl” follows a twenty-something (Schwartz) as she navigates adulthood while working with a band of quirky co-workers at a Los Angeles party company that specializes in themed birthdays.
The series features a cast of characters including Fay, the slightly off, mama-bear leader (Beverly D’Angelo, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”); Philip, the mediocre magician (Ed Begley Jr., “Pineapple Express”); and Clive, the client that literally takes the cake as the weirdest party hero ever (Adam Busch, “Men at Work”), among others.
Schwartz is best known for her widely popular YouTube channel that has over 2 million followers and her musical parodies that have amassed millions of views.