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Season 4 | Episode 8 | “Young & Sofia” | Aired Jul 20, 2016

As the title of the episode suggests, this one isn’t about Gabi and her tendency to make a mess. For once, it’s about Sofia and her tendency to make a mess.

“Young & Sofia” acts as the backdoor pilot for a Young & Hungry spinoff starring Aimee Carrero and Ashley Tisdale. Although it would be set in the same world as Gabi and the gang, Sofia would finally be able to shine on her own as she follows her newly discovered passion for journalism.

If Young & Hungry without Sofia is unimaginable to you, imagine her as the face of her very own show. Aimee Carrero is far too talented to be the sidekick anymore.

Tisdale (who also produces the show) returns to Young & Hungry as Logan Rawlings, a take-no-prisoners media entrepreneur who took a few too many notes from Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada. Sofia strides into the Clikd Media offices (another tongue-in-cheek play on BuzzFeed, much like Awkward.‘s IdeaBin) hoping to snag a coveted position as Logan’s assistant. Be careful what you wish for, Sofia, because you just might get it.



Now, I know this is television and things happen because of “TV magic.” But there is no way that Sofia could walk into a mega online publication like Clikd Media and score a major position on the spot with only a few bylines under her belt. Maybe Logan was charmed by Sofia’s business savvy, or maybe Sofia’s exposé on dating was a viral sensation. All I know is that she’s lucky, and we should all be happy for her and not at all bitter.

Anyway, Sofia lands the assistant job, but it doesn’t come without a cost. Like Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada, she’s immediately put through the ringer. She sets Logan up with Whitney Harper, who according to Elliott is kinky, and winds up having to pry Logan out of a dog cage. Understandably furious, Logan fires Sofia, but Lil’ So So doesn’t take no for an answer. She promises Logan she can secure an exclusive with the über-elusive graffiti artist Rooster.

Clearly, she’s been hanging out with Gabi for too long, because she has zero access to Rooster. In complaining to the amazing barista in the Clikd Media building (seriously, he’s reason enough to greenlight the spinoff), Sofia inches closer to Rooster with an email address. Logan, however, isn’t as impressed. Getting an unconfirmed form of contact isn’t the same as locking down an interview. Now Sofia’s job has an expiration date unless she and the guys in the office can catch that Rooster.



Leo the news editor (Ryan Pinkston) doesn’t play it as cool as the head of entertainment news, Kendrick (Steve Talley), when flirting with Sofia. They both want to help Sofia track down Rooster and, I don’t know, be the one to impress Sofia. Their intentions aren’t exactly vague. Thankfully, Sofia has her eyes on the prize, a catch of the week much more important than an intra-office hookup. She teams up with both guys to divide and conquer.

They each stake out one of the three banks Rooster is expected to tag. When Sofia gets to her bank and finds that Rooster already tagged the building, she asks a homeless woman passing by if she caught a glimpse of the artist. Then she sees paint on the homeless woman’s hands and spray paint in her shopping cart. Sofia found her Rooster.

But Banksy 2.0 won’t give up her identity, and it lands them both in the slammer. Note to Sofia: Don’t argue with a graffiti artist in front of the fresh mural with spray paint cans in your hands. Behind bars, Sofia still tries in vain to persuade Rooster to agree to an interview. Leave it to Logan, professional intimidator, to bail them out and get the exclusive. Oh, but Sofia’s still fired for falling short again.



Sofia almost accepts defeat and packs her belongings into a box, but she marches into Logan’s office and demands her job back. Logan doesn’t even look up from her computer while Sofia gives her impassioned speech. That is, until she accepts Sofia’s plea. Sofia’s confidence and refusal to be dismissed was what Logan had been looking for all along. Which begs the question: Why aren’t these ruthless, rough-around-the-edges TV bosses ever upfront?

Well, that wouldn’t make a job well done feel like a hard-earned victory. And it wouldn’t feel half as celebratory when they finally learn your name. Here’s to hoping Freeform doesn’t forget Sofia’s name either.

What do you think, Youngries? Do you want the spinoff to happen? Will you miss Sofia on Young & Hungry? Sound off in the comments!

Young & Hungry airs Wednesdays at 8/7C on Freeform.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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