TV Land's Sutton Foster Starrer 'Younger' Renewed for Season 3

The Viacom-owned network has shown another sign of faith in picking up the series ahead of its Jan. 12 sophomore season debut.
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TV Land is sticking with Younger.

The Viacom-owned cable network has renewed Sutton Foster comedy Younger for a 12-episode third season.

The news, which was announced Wednesday during the cabler's time in front of the press at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, comes less than a week before Younger's sophomore season debut on Jan. 13.

Produced by Sex and the City alum Darren Star, the show stars fan favorite Sutton Foster (Bunheads) as a recently divorced 40-year-old mother who re-enters the workforce as a 20-something. Younger marked TV Land's first single-camera comedy and represents the cable network's reinvention as a home to younger-skewing fare vs. the multicamera stable of programming that helped the network enter the original scripted landscape.

"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, executive vp 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 past year, TV Land parted ways with Hot in Cleveland and The Exes, among other multicamera series, in favor of The Gaffigan Show and Impastor — both of which were renewed for second seasons. The cabler will next launch Teachers, based on the web series, on Jan. 12 following the return of Younger. Also in the pipeline at TV Land is Lopez, a single-camera comedy starring George Lopez.

On the pilot side, TV Land has Melissa McCarthy-produced entry Nobodies, which received a formal order Wednesday, as well as I Shudder, Throwing Shade and its John Wells/Kyle Richards entry.

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