Freeform’s Young & Hungry centers around the career and general hijinks of Gabi Diamond, so it makes sense that the potential spin-off focusing on Gabi’s roommate, Sofia Rodriguez, would also be career-minded. And it’s probably safe to say that there would be quite a few hijinks in the spin-off as well.
In Y&H’s episode 8, titled “Young & Sofia,” Sofia starts a new job, which sets up a world for the spin-off — and EW has your first look of the special half-hour.
Throughout the current season, Sofia (played by Aimee Carrero) has been trying to figure out her career path, and she recently stumbled upon music writing. Enter recurring guest star Logan Rawlings (show EP Ashley Tisdale), who can help Sofia realize her dreams.
The July 20 episode sees the aspiring journalist taking a position working for the San Fran media mogul.
In line with how we’ve seen Logan on Young & Hungry before, she’s incredibly demanding of her employees, which forces Sofia to prove herself on the first day. Luckily, she’s aided by new coworkers Leo (Ryan Pinkston, Clipped) and Kendrick (Steve Talley, Pretty Little Liars and The 100) — and of course Gabi (Emily Osment).
Although Carrero has worked with Tisdale on the show before, she tells EW that working alongside her on this special episode was a “pleasure.”
“[Ashley] is the definition of a team player [and] a constant stream of support and encouragement throughout,” Carrero said in a statement to EW.
“This episode was a true labor of love for everyone involved,” Carrero said. “For me, it was an education on the importance of diligence, patience, and confidence in the face of gnawing self-doubt. It was an incredible rush… then I slept for 10 days.”
Young & Hungry airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Freeform.
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