Hilary Duff lands new TV deal with NBC
Former Disney star Hilary Duff is returning to TV – after signing a deal to star in her own series.
Duff, now 21, has signed a one-year development deal with NBC that sees the former Lizzie McGuire star getting her own series and appear in other NBC network television shows. Details of the show are yet to be worked out.
Duff starred in a 2004 CBS pilot that wasn’t picked up to series; since then, she’s focused on her music and movie careers. The actress starred in this year’s “War, Inc.,” and will next be seen in the 2009 features “Safety Glass,” “Stay Cool” and “Greta.”
Teri Weinberg, executive vice president of NBC Entertainment quoted by Reuters said Duff was “an incredibly versatile talent with a huge following.”
She starred in the teen movies “A Cinderella Story” (2004) and “Material Girls” in 2006.