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 couldn’t be more excited that audiences are discovering ‘Younger’ and falling in love with our fabulous cast,” added Star. “I can’t wait to have everyone back in New York to shoot Season 2.”
To date, “Younger” has been viewed by 20 million people across multiple networks and multiple platforms, including TV Land, Nick at Nite, Hulu, VOD and TVLand.com, the cable channel boasted on Tuesday. It is “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 96 percent rating.
The show 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).
The first season of “Younger,” which was shot in Brooklyn and New York City, currently airs Tuesdays on TV Land at 10 p.m. The season finale is set for June 9.