Younger: Season 1 (2015)



Critic Consensus: Darren Star's witty writing and Sutton Foster's charisma help elevate Younger above some of TV Land's previous sitcoms.


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Air date: Mar 31, 2015
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The comedy series is based on the novel of the same name written by Pamela Redmond Satran and follows the life of Liza Miller (Sutton Foster), a 40-year-old mother of a teenage daughter struggling to make ends meet. Season 1 opens with her daughter Caitlin (Tessa Albertson) studying in India, while Liza is forced to find a way to support them both after her ex-husband squanders all their money gambling. As she tries to follow her dreams and find a job in publishing, she ends up pretending to be 26 years old and gets a job as an assistant to the head of marketing of a publishing company; there she becomes good friends with one of her co-workers, 20-something Kelsey Peters (Hilary Duff).

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Critic Reviews for Younger Season 1

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (22)

Foster is so likable, she makes us care about Liza more than we would have expected.

Apr 2, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Any success that Younger achieves is thanks to [Sutton] Foster-who, at 40, and despite the absurd situations she's placed in-is somehow more convincing at playing a twentysomething than the 27-year-old Hilary Duff.

Apr 2, 2015 | Full Review…
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Younger, with its fizzy sensibility and sexual frankness, is a not-so-veiled attempt to lure younger audiences to the network, but there's a caginess to the humor.

Apr 2, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Once the viewer moves past whether or not a rather winsome Foster, who is 40 in real life, could pass for someone 14 years younger - she can, by the way - the real enjoyment is in watching what she learns about herself and others along the way.

Apr 2, 2015 | Full Review…

It has the interesting quality of actually being about something that not many shows are about: the push-pull of aging as a tough thing in some moments and a really fortunate, glorious thing in others

Mar 31, 2015 | Full Review…
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The show's crisp, witty dialogue is mostly egalitarian among the ages, and everyone's great at working the words.

Mar 30, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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t's a concept that shouldn't work at all, but somehow, Foster and the rest of the cast - including Hilary Duff and Debi Mazar - elevate Younger into something both silly and special...

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

A really excellent freshman season, in which every episode passed the Bechdel test.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Adorable comedy has sex jokes, drinking, stealth feminism.

Apr 1, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The bright, sparkly Younger zips right along, getting laughs from star Sutton Foster as a 40-year-old trying to pass as 26 to snag a job at a publishing company.

Mar 31, 2015 | Full Review…

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