'Young & Hungry' Star Emily Osment Tells Us What She Misses Most About 'Hannah Montana'

Plus, Osment dishes on getting 'Young & Hungry' with 'PLL''s Keegan Allen.

When "Young & Hungry" returns with its second season (March 25), it will pick up the day after Josh (Jonathan Sadowski) broke things off with his terrible fiancée Caroline -- and hooked up with that random blonde who wasn't Gabi (Emily Osment). Meanwhile, Cooper (Jesse McCartney) and Gabi will face a major hurdle in their newly rekindled romance. (You know, other than the fact Gabi clearly has feelings for Josh.)

"It's a very interesting triangle," Osment told MTV News. "Because everybody knows how Josh feels about Gabi, except for Gabi. And Josh has pretty much bribed Sofia to not tell her, and Yolanda and Elliot know too. But everyone is sort of in agreement that Gabi just shouldn't know how Josh really feels. And when she does finally find out -- and she is with Cooper -- she has to make a big decision. She has to decide between Cooper and Josh, or herself."

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We're going to go out on a limb here and say Gabi ultimately chooses herself -- sorry, Jesse McCartney, your beautiful soul was too much for this world -- because "Pretty Little Liars" star Keegan Allen will pop up later this season as a potential suitor for Gabi. Although, there's a catch.

"He plays a love interest of mine who happens to be homeless," Osment teased. "Gabi is on a double date with him, Josh and Josh's date, and we find out he lives in his car."

As it turns out, Allen was excited AF to join the cast of "Young & Hungry," even if it was only for one episode.

"He had been tweeting me like crazy trying to get on 'Young & Hungry,'" Osment told us. "He's a legitimate fan of the show! Keegan and I are friends, and I think somebody at ABC Family made the magic happen, and the next week, he was on the show. And he just fit right in, which is not always easy to do on a sitcom, so we all really appreciated that."

Allen won't be the only familiar face guest starring in season two. Ashley Tisdale, who also produces the series, will reprise her memorable role in a dream sequence. "Logan shows up in a dream sequence, which was hilarious to shoot," Osment dished. "Gabi has decided that she's going to learn how to cook with weed because that's all the rage, so she has a little too much, and Logan appears in her dream. It's a crazy scene."

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Fans can also expect more physical comedy this season on "Hungry," which Osment undoubtedly excels at.

"That's always my favorite part of comedy," she said. "I grew up watching a lot of Chevy Chase movies, and when we were doing 'Hannah Montana,' the writers always told us to watch as much 'I Love Lucy' as we possibly could. That's definitely apparent on this show, as well -- with the chemistry between the characters and the constant blunders."

But despite its light-hearted humor, "constant blunders" and ABC Family-approved cast of gorgeous humans, "Young & Hungry" is one of the network's more adult offerings. And the series will only continue to push the limits even more in its sophomore season, especially with Josh living his best life as an uber-rich, single bachelor.

"We just a new promo for the network, it was all very adult," Osment told us. "ABC Family is definitely trying to up the age demographic that they're going for. They're trying to make it more sophisticated. I really appreciate that because I do feel like 'Young & Hungry' is for an older audience, and it deals with issues that people in the 20s go through -- heartbreak and sex and pot. We touch on all of it."

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Everyone can find something to relate to in Gabi's journey, even Osment herself. The former Disney Channel star has grown up since her days on "Hannah Montana" -- for starters, she's a 23-year-old young woman now -- but there is one thing she misses about her halcyon days in the House of Mouse.

"It was a completely different era back then," she said. "We didn't have social media. We didn't even know what was going on in the world unless we watched the news or read the newspaper, so we weren't bombarded with the Kardashians ever day. So it was really easy to be your own person. I remember being 13 or 14 and coming to the set in my M*A*S*H shirt and not really caring what anybody thought. Now it's so easy to judge myself against what everyone else is doing. So, now as a 23-year-old, I'd like to get back to not caring."

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