TV Land has renewed “Teachers” and “Younger” for another season each, the network announced on Thursday.
“Teachers” will return for a 20-episode third season and “Younger” will return for a 12-episode fifth season in 2018. The news follows TV Land’s previously announcement that the freshman comedy “Nobodies” had been picked up for a second season.
“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,” Frank Tanki, General Manager of TV Land, said in a statement.
The news comes ahead of “Younger’s” fourth season premiere on June 28. “Teachers” will return for the second half of Season 2 in the fall.
“Younger” comes from “Sex and the City” creator Daren Star, and stars Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann and Molly Bernard. “Teachers” is written by and stars The Katydids – Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, Cate Freedman, Kate Lambert, Katie O’Brien and Kathryn Renée Thomas.
Last month, Viacom’s Kevin Kay announced that the Kyle Richards series “American Woman” and the “Heathers” reboot — both of which were originally in development at TV Land — had been moved over to Paramount Network ahead of the network’s 2018 launch.
In an interview with TheWrap last month, Kay said that TV Land was making a “very conscious decision” to launch fewer shows per year, and put more emphasis on supporting the shows already on the network. He added that there are currently no plans to shift “Teachers” or “Younger” to another network.