Showing posts with label DARREN STAR. Show all posts
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

SUTTON FOSTER'S 'YOUNGER' BREAKS TV LAND RECORDS

Sutton Foster



New York, NY – TV Land and Darren Star's critical darling “Younger” has reached new series highs in Live+3 after the highly-anticipated season two finale aired last Wednesday (3/23/16), netting 1.3 million total viewers. The median age of the audience for the Sutton Foster comedy is 12 years younger (46 years old) than TV Land’s channel prime average, and four years younger than season one.



Other highlights include (all info Live+3):



Compared to the season one average, “Younger” has seen double-digit growth among:



Adults 25-54 (+70%) and Women 25-54 (+65%)
Adults 18-49 (+64%) and Women 18-49 (+63%)
Adults 18-34 (+35%) and Women 18-34 (+35%)



Versus channel prime average, “Younger” has seen notable triple-digit gains among:



Adults 25-54 (+179%) and Women 25-54 (+253%)
Adults 18-49 (+255%) and Women 18-49 (+344%)
Adults 18-34 (+336%) and Women 18-34 (+492%)



VOD numbers have nearly tripled, with a dramatic increase of +195%, from 175,000 views in the first week of season two to over 516,000 in week 10.



“Younger” has also tripled its followers on Instagram, doubled its following on Twitter and saw a +40% increase in Facebook fans from the end of season one to the end of season two.
The show ranked #1 on iTunes Comedy Episode downloads two days after the season launch, and has been in the Top 10 every day since.



“Younger” follows Liza (two-time Tony® winner Sutton Foster), a 40-year old woman who pretends to be 26 in order to get a job in the highly competitive world of publishing – and succeeds. Now working under the prickly Diana (Miriam Shor), Liza has to figure out how to balance her real life with best friend Maggie (Debi Mazar), and her “pretend” life with her new crew – friend/coworker Kelsey (Hilary Duff) and fashion publicist Lauren (Molly Bernard). At the end of season two, Liza’s secret took a tragic turn when Kelsey’s fiancĂ© Thad (Dan Amboyer) was killed in an accident right after he discovered her lie, and Liza’s love life is in disarray as she tries to choose between on-again/off-again boyfriend Josh (Nico Tortorella) and her boss Charles (Peter Hermann), with whom she has an undeniable connection. Season three is set to shoot in New York this summer.




Friday, August 16, 2013

TV LAND WORKS ON NEW DARREN STAR PROJECT

Darren Star



TV Land has fast-tracked a project to be written by writer, producer and creator Darren Star, it was announced by Keith Cox, Executive Vice President of Development and Original Programming for the network. This single camera comedy, which is based on the novel “Younger” by Pamela Redmond Satran, will follow the story of a suddenly-single New Jersey housewife and mother in her early 40s who, unable to restart her career, decides to lie about her age and successfully passes herself off as a twentysomething. Armed with a makeover and new resume, she wins a coveted position at the city’s hottest publishing company. Pretending to be "younger” doesn’t hurt in the bar scene, either, as guys line up like never before.


“Darren has brought to life some of the most dynamic and indelible characters on television today,” said Cox. “We are beyond excited to work with him. Between ‘Sex and the City,’ ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ and ‘Melrose Place,’ he has created some of the most iconic and beloved shows in the history of television.” Darren Star and the book are represented by UTA.