Showing posts with label YOUNGER. Show all posts
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Friday, April 21, 2017

TV LAND RENEWS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED 'YOUNGER'

Hilary Duff



New York, NY – April 21, 2017 – TV Land has renewed its most-watched and critically acclaimed comedies, “Younger” – which has been named “one of the juiciest comfort-watches” by BuzzFeed – and “Teachers,” which The Hollywood Reporter called “a little surprise gem,” it was announced today by Frank Tanki, General Manager of TV Land. “Younger,” which returns June 28th for its fourth season, has been picked up for a 12-episode fifth season, while “Teachers,” which returns with the back half of season two this fall, has been renewed for a 20-episode third season. This news comes on top of the early second season renewal of the newly-launched comedy “Nobodies,” which stars Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras, and is executive produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone through their production company On The Day, as well as showrunner Michael McDonald.



“We’re absolutely thrilled to be bringing back ‘Younger’ and ‘Teachers’ for more seasons and double down on our dedication to creating smart, funny, honest and compelling originals,” said Tanki.



“YOUNGER”



“Younger,” from “Sex and the City” creator Daren Star, stars two-time Tony® winner Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann and Molly Bernard. The series follows Liza, 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. Last season, as Liza continued her lie, her two lives became irreversibly intertwined – with her longtime best friend, Maggie (Mazar), new friend and partner at Empirical, Kelsey, prickly boss Diana (Shor), and everyone in between, becoming part of the same world. In the season three finale, Liza came to realize the damage her secret has caused and finally unveiled the truth to Kelsey (Hilary Duff). Now Liza will be forced to deal with the fallout of her deceit and learn that the truth hurts. Season four premieres Wednesday, June 28th at 10pm ET/PT. Season five will premiere in 2018.



“TEACHERS”



“Teachers” revolves around a group of elementary school teachers who are trying to mold the minds of America’s youth, but don’t have their own lives together at all. The series is written by and stars The Katydids – Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O’Brien and Kathryn Renée Thomas – and so far in season two, great guest stars have popped up, including Haley Joel Osment (“Alpha House,” “Comedy Bang! Bang!”) as Mrs. Adler’s husband, Ryan Hansen (“Party Down”) as Ms. Snap’s rival in a school council race, Jessica St. Clair (“Playing House”) as the school counselor, and many more.



The rest of season two, returning this fall, will see Ms. Bennigan (O’Brien) keep naively pursuing Hot Dad (guest star Ryan Caltagirone), Mrs. Adler and Ms. Feldman (Freedman) dealing with a “serial pooper” around the school, and even an entire episode taking place in the 1940s. Season three will premiere in 2018.



“NOBODIES”



"Nobodies" stars and is executive produced and written by Groundlings alums Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras and revolves around the three as they try desperately to land one of their famous friends for a feature script that they have developed, so that they, too, can rise to fame in Hollywood. Davidson, Dorf and Ramras are partnering with their real-life friends, Emmy® winner Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, who executive produce "Nobodies" through their production company, On The Day. Michael McDonald (“MadTV”), also a former Groundling, is showrunner and also serves as executive producer and director. Guest stars this season include McCarthy, Falcone and McDonald, as well as Kristen Wiig, Kristen Bell, Allison Janney, Jason Bateman, Maya Rudolph, Leslie Bibb, Jim Rash, Nat Faxon and many more. “Nobodies” can currently be seen on TV Land on Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT.



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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 fiancé 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.




Thursday, January 14, 2016

'YOUNGER' STAR MOLLY BERNARD IN NEW YORK CITY

Molly Bernard



Molly Bernard was spotted out and about in freezing New York City yesterday. She is best known for her role as Lauren Heller on the television series Younger.



Thursday, April 09, 2015

PROUD MOM HILARY DUFF TALKS SON LUCA TO E! NEWS

Hilary Duff



It's no secret that Hilary Duff's son Luca is too cute for words—as evidenced by the plethora of pics on the proud mama's Instagram.


The actress' only child, whose father is Duff's estranged husband Mike Comrie, turned three years old last month and he's getting bigger by the day!


So, does the blond beauty hope to give her son a sibling in the future? E! News caught up with the former child star, who is currently promoting her TV series Younger as well as her new single "Sparks," to get the scoop on the possibility of baby no. 2 in addition to the mother of one's thoughts on her toddler entering showbiz.


"I can't even put into words exactly what he's done to me," the doting mama gushed of her son. "He's captured my whole heart and having children is such an amazing experience. I love him so much; I'm so obsessed with him.


"I definitely want to do it again," she continued, confirming that she hopes to have more children in the future. "But right now, it's time for me to focus on work and the things I love to do outside of him and find what that balance looks like."


Duff filed for divorce from the retired NHL star in February, just over a year after it was revealed that they had separated. Since their split, the friendly exes have been successfully co-parenting their son, even reuniting last month to throw the adorable tot a third birthday party.


"My baby pictures look so much like, Luca, it's crazy. He's definitely a hybrid. I think as he gets older, he's looking more and more like his dad, but then some days when I wake up, I'm like ‘you look exactly like me when I was little,'" she shared of her little one. "So all of our baby photos are pretty similar and it's awesome—it's so great to see yourself in your kid. And to see, you know, Mike in him too, he's definitely a little hybrid."


While Duff is hopeful about the possibility of baby no. 2, the former Disney star is currently enjoying focusing on her career.


Instagram: "Obviously I want to go through all of that [having kids] all over again. The baby phase was so fun," she said. "I honestly have not had a bad time with him, he's such an easy kid, but yes, I have not sat down for like three years. He's full of it."


Press play to hear Hilary's thoughts on Luca entering showbiz! 






Saturday, March 07, 2015

SUTTON FOSTER STARS IN BROOKLYN FILMED 'YOUNGER'

Sutton Foster



Darren Star, creator of “Sex and The City,” “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Melrose Place,” brings sex, romance and secrets to Tuesday night with TV Land’s highly-anticipated new series “Younger,” which will premiere with two new back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, March 31st at 10pm and 10:30pm ET/PT. Starring Sutton Foster (“Bunheads”), Hilary Duff (“Lizzie McGuire”), Debi Mazar (“Entourage”), Miriam Shor (“GCB”) and Nico Tortorella (“The Following”), the series follows Liza (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 (Shor), Liza has to figure out how to balance her real life with bestie Maggie (Mazar), and her “pretend” life with new friend and coworker Kelsey (Duff)…all while embarking on an exciting and somewhat confusing relationship with sexy tattoo artist Josh (Tortorella).



As part of an extensive preview strategy, the first episode is now available in full On Demand, on TVLand.com, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video and iTunes.



“Younger,” shot in Brooklyn and New York City, is executive produced and created for television by Darren Star, who also writes and directs for the series. “Younger” is also the reunion between Star and renowned “Sex and the City” costume designer Patricia Field, who serves as the show’s costume consultant.


 

Sunday, February 09, 2014

SUTTON FOSTER STARS IN TV LANDS 'YOUNGER'

Sutton Foster




Production has begun on TV Land’s newest sitcom pilot, “Younger,” starring Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster (“Bunheads”) Hilary Duff (“Lizzie McGuire”), Debi Mazar (“Entourage”) and Miriam Shor (“GCB”). The single-camera project, which is written, executive produced and directed by Darren Star (“Sex and the City”), is based on the novel “Younger” by Pamela Redmond Satran. Patricia Field, who worked with Star on “Sex and the City,” will be a costume consultant on the production.



“Younger” follows 40-year-old Liza (Foster), a suddenly single mother who tries to get back into the working world, only to find out it’s nearly impossible to start at the bottom at her age. When a chance encounter with a 20-something 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 fellow 20-something Kelsey (Duff) to make it in the career of her dreams.



TV Land also recently announced the pick-up of another single-camera sitcom, “Jennifer Falls,” starring Jaime Pressly. The network’s current original sitcoms includes hit series “Hot in Cleveland,” “The Exes,” “The Soul Man” and “Kirstie,” starring pop culture icons and fan favorites including Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, Kristen Johnston, Donald Faison, Wayne Knight, David Alan Basche, Kelly Stables, Cedric "The Entertainer," Niecy Nash, Wesley Jonathan, Kirstie Alley, Michael Richards, Rhea Perlman and Eric Petersen.