TV Land has begun production on its latest sitcom pilot, Younger.
The single-camera project, written, executive-produced and directed by Darren Star (Sex and the City), is based on the novel Younger by Pamela Redmond Satran, and stars Sutton Foster (Bunheads) Hilary Duff (Lizzie McGuire), Debi Mazar (Entourage) and Miriam Shor (GCB).
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, which recently picked up another single-camera sitcom, Jennifer Falls, starring Jaime Pressly, hopes Younger will further expand its original sitcom roster that also includes Hot in Cleveland,The Exes, The Soul Man and Kirstie.