Ariel Winter to headline NBC comedy series Hungry'
Los Angeles: "Modern Family" star Ariel Winter has been tapped to replace singer-actor Demi Lovato as the lead of NBC's comedy series "Hungry".
Lovato, who is executive producing the show along with her manager Scooter Braun, stepped down from acting duties last week citing scheduling conflict.
According to Deadline, the show will get into production coming week.
Written by Suzanne Martin, "Hungry" follows a group of friends who belong to a food-issues group helping one another as they look for love, success and the perfect thing in the fridge that's going to make it all better.
James Burrows is attached to direct the multi-camera comedy .
Actors Valerie Bertinelli, Gabriel Fluffy Iglesias, Ryan McPartlin, Alex Brightman and Ashley D Kelley round out the cast.
The show is produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner's Hazy Mills, SB Projects and Universal Television.