Little Lizzie McGuire is all grown up — and getting her own new NBC series to prove it.
Former Disney queen Hilary Duff has signed an exclusive, one-year talent and development contract with the Peacock to star in her own series as well as guest-star in current NBC shows, though no details on the deal have been released at this time.
"Hilary is an incredibly versatile talent with a huge following whose career we know will continue to soar on NBC," said Teri Weinberg, Executive Vice President, NBC Entertainment. "We are confident we will develop great ideas that would feature her vast talents and are thrilled to have this opportunity."
Last spring, Duff reportedly turned down the opporunity to star in the CW's 90210 reboot, saying she was seeking material beyond the scope of teen fare.
Duff first started climbing the fame ladder in 2001 with her starring role in Disney Channel's top-rated series Lizzie McGuireand sold over 2 million copies of her Metamorphosis album. The teen idol went on to star in films such as The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Agent Cody Banks, Raise Your Voiceand Cheaper by the Dozen. Duff most recently starred in this year's War, Inc.and will soon be seen starring in her upcoming films Safety Glass, Stay Cool and Greta.
Will you tune in to Duff's new series?