TV Land Picks Up New Comedy Series Starring Hilary Duff
TV Land has greenlit a new series that will bring back Hilary Duff and Sutton Foster to the small screen. The network has picked up half-hour comedy "Younger" from "Sex and the City", "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Melrose Place" creator Darren Star.
"Younger's serialized style is different for us, yet fits our brand with its humor and relatability," says TV Land president Larry W. Jones. "Everyone at TV Land is so passionate about this show and working with Darren."
Based on the novel by Pamela Redmond Satran, the new show centers on 40-year old Liza (Foster), a single mother who is looking to get back into the workforce. Realizing that it's hard to get a job at her age, she enlists the help of her best friend Maggie (Debi Mazar) to get a makeover to pass herself off as 26.
She eventually lands a job as an assistant to a temperamental boss, Diana (Miriam Shor). Teaming up with her new co-worker Kelsey (Duff), she now has to make sure no one finds out the secret only she and Maggie share.
The 12-episode first season of the series will premiere in the fall. The show will be filmed in New York.
"There's nothing better than making a single-camera film comedy in New York-and I'm thrilled to be doing this one with TV Land," Star says in a statement. "Larry Jones, Keith Cox and their entire team have been incredibly supportive. Looking forward to working with our awesome cast, led by my Broadway crush Sutton Foster."
The gig marks Duff's first series regular role since she wrapped up "Lizzie McGuire" on Disney Channel. Foster, meanwhile, recently starred on ABC Family's short-lived ballet drama "Bunheads". Mazar had a recurring role on HBO's "Entourage", while Shor has guest starred on "The Good Wife".
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