Younger is getting older! TV Land has renewed the comedy series, starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff, for a 12-episode third season, it was announced today at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour.
The news comes before the series has even begun airing its second season, which is set to start on Wednesday, Jan. 13th at 10 p.m. ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes for an hour-long premiere.
“Younger was a critical success and fan favorite right out of the gate, and Darren Star and his team of writers have brought an even sexier, shocking sophomore season to the table,” said Keith Cox, Executive Vice President, Development and Original Programming, TV Land. “We’re thrilled with the show and what it’s done for the network, and we’re so confident in our viewers’ passion for it. We’re excited for our audience to see season two and beyond.”
Younger follows 40-year old Liza (Sutton 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 (Debi Mazar). Armed with new confidence, she lands a job as an assistant to the temperamental Diana (Miriam Shor) and teams up with her new co-worker and 20-something Kelsey (Hilary 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.
According to the press release, season two boasts some amazing guest stars, including Matthew Morrison (“Glee”), as a reclusive author who lives on a farm, Camryn Manheim (“The Practice”) as a psychologist pitching a life guidebook to people in their 20s, and returning guest stars Kathy Najimy (“Sister Act”) and Josh Pais (“Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”), as Denise and Todd, Lauren’s (Bernard) parents, as well asMartha Plimpton (“Raising Hope”), back as Cheryl Sussman, the former colleague who blackmailed Liza (Foster) in season one. Also guest starring over the course of the season is Bobby Flay(“Throwdown with Bobby Flay”), Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”), best-selling author Jennifer Weiner,David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”), Ice-T (“Law & Order: SVU”), Richard Masur (“Transparent”), Diane Rehm (“The Diane Rehm Show”), Dolly Wells (“Blunt Talk”) and more.
Check out the season two trailer here.
The season premiere of Younger airs Wednesday, January 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TV Land.