NBC will have to show some ID for this bar


NBC loves shows about young female lawyers this development season.

On the heels of the pilot order for David E. Kelley's dramedy "Legally Mad," the network has picked up for development "Barely Legal," a half-hour comedy based on the true story of Kathleen Holtz, who in November 2007 passed the notoriously difficult California bar at 18 to become the state's youngest lawyer.

She would be played by Hilary Duff, who has come on board as part of her talent deal with the network and Universal Media Studios.

"Barely," which has received a script commitment, hails from Rob Morrow, who developed the project through his company Bits and Pieces Prods. and is exec producing.

Elisa Bell ("Little Black Book") is penning the project, which is produced by UMS.

Duff, Morrow, Bell and Holtz are repped by WMA. Duff is managed by Curtis Talent; Morrow is managed by the Hofflund Co. (partialdiff)