The cast and executive producer Darren Star were in Pasadena, Calif., on Wednesday to talk about the upcoming sophomore season of the show and how the stakes have risen for Liza now that Josh (Nico Tortorella) knows her secret and she's managed to keep her publishing job. Here's what they had to tease.
1. There's more Lauren: Molly Bernard has been promoted to series regular, which means a lot more quirky advice sessions for Kelsey (Hilary Duff) and Liza. She's also getting close to "someone else in Liza's life," which puts her a lot closer to finding out Liza's real age.
2. Josh still struggles with Liza's age: Despite saying that he was OK with Liza's age in the Season 1 finale, the differences in Josh's and his girlfriend's worlds will cause some stress in their relationship. Josh expresses his trepidation about the situation, but co-starPeter Hermann assures the struggle is just fun for the show.
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"'I can't be in your life. You can't be in mine.' That's a great line and that's just a fact. Because of the situation they can't, yet, but because of the depth of affection, they [try]," he said.
3. Maggie is getting her game on: If Liza's life is getting more stressful, Maggie (Debi Mazar) is making up for it by getting in with the younger crowd and heating things up in the romance department. You can definitely expect some steamy hookups because "Why wouldn't you?" Debi Mazar said at the panel.
Bonus: Younger won't stop Hilary Duff jams: Duff was pretty hush-hush about what's going on with Kelsey in Season 2, but she did say that being on the show hasn't ebbed her desire to do music. She's not sure if she'll be able to manage a tour but she's worked out a schedule where she can write new music between her time on the show and hanging out with her kid.
Younger Season 2 premieres Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 10/9c on TV Land.