[04/14/14 - 02:15 PM]
TV Land Orders Darren Star's "Younger," With Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff, To Series
The series will shoot in New York - a first for TV Land.

[via press release from TV Land]



New York, NY - April 14, 2014 - TV Land has picked up "Younger," which is written, executive produced and directed by Darren Star ("Sex and the City"), to series with a 12-episode order, it was announced today by Larry W. Jones, President of TV Land. The 30-minute single-camera comedy stars Tony(R) Award-winning Sutton Foster ("Bunheads"), Hilary Duff ("Lizzie McGuire"), Debi Mazar ("Entourage") and Miriam Shor ("GCB") and will premiere fall 2014 on the network. The series will shoot in New York - a first for TV Land.

"Everyone at TV Land is so passionate about this show and working with Darren," said Jones. "'Younger's' serialized style is different for us, yet fits our brand with its humor and relatability. These are compelling characters that our audience will root for, love and love to hate."

"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," said Darren Star. "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. "

"Younger" follows 40-year old Liza (Foster), a suddenly single mother who tries to get back into the working world, only to find it's nearly impossible to start at the bottom at her age. When a chance encounter with a young guy at a bar convinces her she looks younger than she is, Liza tries to pass herself off as 26 - with the help of a makeover, courtesy of her best friend Maggie (Mazar). Armed with new confidence, she lands a job as an assistant to the temperamental Diana (Shor) and teams up with her new co-worker and 20-something Kelsey (Duff) to make it in the career of her dreams. Now she just has to make sure no one finds out the secret only she and Maggie share.

Darren Star is executive producing the series, and Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox serve as executive producers for TV Land.

About TV Land

TV Land is the programming destination featuring the best in entertainment on all platforms for consumers in their 40s and 50s. Consisting of original programming, classic and contemporary television series acquisitions, hit movies and digital portfolio, TV Land is now seen in over 98 million U.S. Homes.

About Viacom

Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. Viacom's media networks, including MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, TV Land, SPIKE, T?3s, Paramount Channel and VIVA, reach approximately 700 million television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio, is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.

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