Ariel Winter’s sequel to modern family is banned on NBC. After a turbulent production that saw original star Demi Lovato leave the show, the network moved on Hunger after Winter replaced the pop star.
The show reportedly followed members of a group on eating issues who bond while helping each other discover romance, navigate their daily lives, and work through their growing issues. On Thursday, NBC canceled a slew of comedies and dramas, only renewing a few comedies like American car, Great crew and Young Rock. The only new comedy addition is Lopez Vs. Lopez, George Lopez’s return to the world of sitcoms.
Hunger would have made this list had it been picked up, but now it’s probably on the shelf for good. Valerie Bertinelli, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Ryan McPartlin, Alex Brightman and Ashley Kelley rounded out the pilot’s cast.
The series is one of many casualties across networks and streaming platforms this week. NBC single-handedly canceled Mr. Mayor, Kenan, and The Endgame and passed on a few more. The CW may have canceled the most this week, following the cancellation of several DC Comics properties last week. Roswell Revival, Dynasty, Charms, Legacies, 4400 Revival, Naomi and others have all been taken down by the network.
As for Winter, she recently spoke with the Quit podcast, according to PEOPLE, about his decision to leave Los Angeles and the menacing eyes of the paparazzi. Speaking to host and former TV mom Julie Bowen, Winter explained how moving to LA was not in the cards.
“Part of the reason I’ve always hated LA is that I’ve been followed by paparazzi for a very long part of my life,” Winter said. “And I really don’t like my space being invaded.
“I don’t like pictures of me when I haven’t signed up for pictures of me. I don’t like feeling watched,” she added. “I always wanted to live a very, very normal life, to have a normal existence.”
Winter has been fodder for the paparazzi over the years, with a lot of attention on her body and her risque wardrobe choices. Her reality was far different from the bookish girl she played in Modern Family, adding to that fan interest and filtering out the paparazzi who are constantly looking for that big shot.
With Hungry not being picked up by NBC, will Winter stay away from LA altogether now? Unlikely, but getting a reprieve somehow can’t be too bad.