The third season renewal, announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif., comes ahead of the second season premiere, which is next week on Jan. 13.
Hailing from creator Darren Star, “Younger” stars Sutton Foster, Hillary Duff, Debi Mazar, Nico Tortorella, Miriam Shor, Molly Bernard, Peter Hermann and Dan Amboyer, who were all at TCA when the renewal announcement was made.
“‘Younger’ was a critical success and fan favorite right out of the gate, and Darren Star and his team of writers have brought an even sexier, shocking sophomore season to the table,” said Keith Cox, exec vice president of development and original programming at TV Land. “We’re thrilled with the show and what it’s done for the network, and we’re so confident in our viewers’ passion for it. We’re excited for our audience to see season two and beyond.”
In the fan-favorite and well-reviewed comedy, Foster stars as Liza, a 40-year old woman who pretends to be 26 in order to get a job in the highly competitive world of publishing.
The series is part of TV Land’s new direction of programming toward a younger generation of viewers, and the second season will be joined by another fresh-faced comedy “Teachers,” which also premieres Jan. 13. Additionally, at TCA on Wednesday, TV Land announced another new comedy in the works: “Nobodies” from exec producers Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, who are both set to guest star in the project.
As for “Younger,” the upcoming second season will welcome a slew of guest stars including “Glee’s” Matthew Morrison, “Raising Hope’s” Martha Plimpton, Ice-T (“Law & Order: SVU”), Camryn Manheim (“The Practice”), Kathy Najimy (“Sister Act”), Josh Pais (“Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”), Michael Urie (“Ugly Betty”), David Wain (Netflix’s “Wet Hot American Summer”), Richard Masur (“Transparent”), Diane Rehm (“The Diane Rehm Show”), Dolly Wells (“Blunt Talk”), author Jennifer Weiner and celebrity chef Bobby Flay.