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TV Land will continue to get Younger for another year. The cable network has renewed the freshman series for a 12-episode second season after just four episodes (a fifth episode of Younger airs tonight at 10 p.m. on TV Land). Younger premiered last month to 504,000 viewers, which isn’t exactly a huge audience, even by cable network standards. Still, though, TV Land states that the show has reached a total of 20 million people via multiple viewing platforms, such as Nick at Nite, Hulu, VOD, and TVLand.com (where you can watch all four episodes of the series right now). “We couldn’t be more excited that audiences are discovering Younger and falling in love with our fabulous cast,” said series creator Darren Star in a statement. “I can’t wait to have everyone back in New York to shoot Season 2.” Additionally, series star Sutton Foster also tweeted out her excitement regarding the renewal… »
- Chris King
This one made me a bit nervous, despite how much I liked it, both because TV Land is expanding original content and probably can’t keep everything, and because Sutton Foster might be cursed. That could just be me.
But, Younger has been doing well, and the show has held strong with its writing through several episodes (something that also had me worried), and I’m looking forward to what the show will do with the confidence of another season.
Best of all, even the potential problem areas of the show have proven themselves to be strengths. Nothing against Hilary Duff, but she wasn’t a sure fit into the structure, and neither was it a lock that the romantic side of the story was going to develop well without turning to pure cheese.
You know everyone is talking about it, so you might as well catch up and get hooked yourself, »
- Marc Eastman
TV Land has renewed buzzy freshman series “Younger” for a 12-episode second season. The show stars Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor and Nico Tortorella, and is executive produced and created by Darren Star of “Sex and the City” fame. “‘Younger’ is the first step in TV Land’s evolution, and we are very proud to announce a second season,” said Keith Cox, executive vice president of Development and Original Programming for TV Land. “We’re thrilled to continue working with Darren, and really eager to see where he takes this story and our amazing cast next.” “We »
- Tony Maglio
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The series debuted last month to a relatively meager 504,000 viewers, although TV Land in its press release emphasizes the show’s total reach of 20 million people across multiple platforms, including Nick at Nite, Hulu, VOD and TVLand.com.
From Darren Star (“Sex and the City”), “Younger” stars Sutton Foster as Liza, a 40-year-old single mother who pretends to be 26, in order to land a job in the highly competitive world of publishing, and then has to figure out how to balance her real life with her best friend Maggie (Debi Mazar), and her fake life with new friend and twentysomething co-worker Kelsey (Hilary Duff), all while embarking on an exciting and somewhat confusing relationship with younger, sexy tattoo artist Josh (Nico Tortorella).
“‘Younger’ is the first step in TV Land’s evolution, and we are very proud to announce a second season,” said Keith Cox, exec vice president of development and original programming for TV Land. “We’re thrilled to continue working with Darren, and really eager to »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
TV Land's single-camera comedy push is off to a good start. The Viacom-owned cable network has renewed its Darren Star comedy Younger for a second season of 12 episodes, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The show stars Sutton Foster and represents TV Land's first single-comedy as the cabler pushes into the format with younger-skewing series, including Jim Gaffigan vehicle The Gaffigan Show, Teachers and Impastor. Read More Darren Star: 'Younger' Tackles Today's Youth Culture The decision to pick up Younger — about a recently divorced 40-year-old mother (Foster) who gets a makeover in a
- Lesley Goldberg
Four episodes into Younger‘s freshman season, TV Land has renewed the single-camera comedy for a second season with a 12-episode order. Created and executive produced by Darren Star, Younger stars Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor and Nico Tortorella. Younger is TV Land’s second original single-camera comedy series, following Jennifer Falls, which lasted one season. The network has a number of other new single-camera originals on tap, including Impastor… »
TV Land and Comedy Central have each renewed one of their shows for another season. For TV Land, Younger, starring Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor and Nico Tortorella, has received a renewal for a 12-episode second season.
"Younger is the first step in TV Land's evolution, and we are proud to announce a second season," Keith Cox, Executive Vice President of Development and Original Programming for TV Land said. "We're thrilled to continue working with [executive producer] Darren [Star], and really eager to see where he takes this story and our amazing cast next."
It’s spring — a time of new beginnings and severe allergies. And unfortunately, for those who aren’t invested in Game of Thrones (yes, those people do exist), there isn’t exactly a plethora of TV options as most shows prepare for their finales. Luckily, there’s a bright new spot on the weekly lineup that comes from the most unexpected of places: TV Land. Yes, the network known for its Golden Girls reruns has found an unexpected, refreshing (and shockingly sexy) new series in Younger, which stars Sutton Foster [...] »
“I was at a bit of a crossroads with my career,” says Sutton Foster, a Broadway stalwart and star of Darren Star’s charming TV Land show Younger. The 40-year-old actress plays Liza, a 40-year-old mom who rejoins the workforce by pretending to be 26 — a dissonance she identifies with. “I was going in for age-appropriate roles, but was reading young. But then I couldn’t play the younger characters because I was too old. I was having trouble in casting, and then this came across my plate and I thought, Ooh, I can do this! I know how to do this!”In the pilot, Liza is saddled with a nasty separation, four mortgages, and the realization that the 25-year-old interviewing her doesn’t give a whit about her life experience, or that she was the youngest person to make editor back when she was working. As they say, if you can’t beat them, »
- E. Alex Jung
“I think TV Land is so awesome because it’s like going back home to something comfortable,” Marie Osmond said on the red carpet for the TV Land Awards in Beverly Hills Saturday night. “It’s a friendly place in this crazy world.”
“She’s part of everyone’s life,” Crews said of White. “Everyone, the oldest and the youngest, know and love something that Betty White has been in.”
Also being honored at the ceremony was cult hit “Freaks and Geeks,” the Paul Feig and Judd Apatow outing that was canceled after one season in 2000. The show’s 15th anniversary was commemorated through reassembling the now all-star cast, with Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Linda Cardellini, Martin Starr and Busy Philipps all in attendance. »
- Marianne Zumberge
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Outlander, Shameless, Mad Men and Grey’s Anatomy!
1 | Did Outlander‘s angry make-up sex top the steamy wedding night? Or could you tell it was filmed before the infamous nuptials? And for book readers: Did the way the Starz series handled the spanking scene change your opinion of the subject matter at all?
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2 | Come on, Good Wife: Do you really think »
The rise in television programming over the years has led to a number of television festivals where show fans and show casts and crews can get together to discuss series. Among these festivals is the Atx Television festival, which is held in Austin Texas every summer. Set to go into its fourth incarnation this year, the festival will be held from June 4th to the 7th, and a new slate of attendees have now been announced, as per Variety.
The festival will formally begin with a look at the upcoming series Complications. The USA Network drama’s screening will be followed by a panel with the show’s stars and creator Matt Nix, who is also onboard as producer.
The festival will also feature a conversation with legendary Simpsons, Taxi, and Mary Tyler Moore writer and co-creator James L. Brooks, who will be sitting down for a conversation with journalist Phil Rosenthal. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Even more television is heading down to Austin, Texas, this summer for the fourth annual Atx Festival on June 4-7.
Panels for NBC’s “Hannibal” with creator Bryan Fuller and Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” with creator Dan Goor and cast members have been added to the festival, along with a “cancelled too soon” panel for Amy Sherman Palladino’s former ABC Family series “Bunheads.”
Atx will also feature the season-five premiere screening of USA Networks’ “Suits,” a 25-year anniversary screening of Marta Kauffman’s HBO series “Dream On” and a “Dawson’s Creek” pilot script reading, presented by creator Kevin Williamson and surprise guests.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Additional programming announcements, which can be found below, include a Dawson’s Creek script reading and sessions for Suits, Hannibal and more.
The fest has also announced that TV icon James L. Brooks »
On the highly entertaining TV Land original series Younger, Liza Miller (Sutton Foster) is newly divorced and decides she needs a life change, and with no job and no house she has nothing to lose. But when getting back into the game at 40 proves to be more difficult than she ever could have imagined, Liza realizes that the solution to all of her problems could be in pretending to be 26, which leads to a new job, a great new set of friends, and a hot younger guy who’s interested in her. From Sex and the City creator Darren Star, the show also stars Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor and Nico Tortorella. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Sutton Foster talked about what attracted her to Younger, why she found herself relating to this character, living vicariously through Liza but not wanting to relive her own 20s, »
- Christina Radish
TV Land is starting to shift away from "classic" TV star vehicles and in favor of hip comedies. Is this a good idea? Will their Younger sitcom be a hit or a flop? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.
On the Younger TV show, a recently single mother (Sutton Foster) tries to re-enter the working world but finds her age to be a problem. After being mistaken for a younger woman, she decides to pass herself off as a 26 year old and lands a job as the assistant of a publishing executive (Miriam Shor). The cast also includes Nico Tortorella, Debi Mazar, and Hilary Duff.
In the super-charming Younger pilot, Sutton Foster's character Liza lies about her age (and a few other things) to get a job. So when we caught up with Foster at the Cinema Society premiere of her show Tuesday night, we couldn't help but ask if she's ever lied to get a job. Turns out, early in her career, she auditioned for a tour of Rent that wanted people with no experience, so she fibbed a bit to seem green. "I got a photo strip of myself from a photo booth," Foster says. "I sang along with a cassette tape [of] Janis Joplin. And I made up like a fake résumé." She got called back until the very end, but didn't get the part. "So it didn’t ultimately work, but it did get me in the door." »
- Sarah Caldwell
A deep sense of camaraderie filled the small space of indie theater Landmark Sunshine Cinemas on the Lower East Side on Tuesday night for the New York premiere of “Younger,” TV Land’s new comedy series from “Sex and the City” and “Beverly Hills, 90120″ creator Darren Star.
The show, which revolves around a 40-year-old woman (Sutton Foster) attempting to pass for 26 in order to land and keep a competitive job at a Manhattan publishing house after years as a homemaker, is not so much about agism or sexism or the hazards of social media, as it is just about staying current, Star said. “It’s about how to stay relevant, and how not to be defined by one’s age,” he told Variety. “Part of the show is that, twentysomething culture is omnipresent. It’s not like you have to wonder what’s going on; it’s surrounding you, it drives our culture, »
- Maya Shwayder
One seldom-discussed aspect of ad-supported entertainment is its generational divide, and the fact top power brokers and creative masterminds — usually in their 50s and 60s — are tasked with determining what young adults will want to watch. Yet despite this obvious tension, the issue rarely finds its way onto the screen.
Given that, it’s noteworthy to see two series premiering that deal with how different generations don’t communicate very well regarding matters of culture and commerce — a gap that risks becoming more of a chasm, one could argue, thanks to the self-selecting and like-minded communities that spring up via social media.
“The Comedians,” an FX comedy set in Hollywood, tackles the issue pretty directly, chronicling the arranged professional marriage of Billy Crystal and Josh Gad. Playing versions of themselves, the two are thrown together to co-star in a fictional variety show. Beyond the meta aspects, the fact they can »
- Brian Lowry
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