'Younger' nabs early season 4 renewal at TV Land

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TV Land is again expressing an early sign of faith in Younger.

Months ahead of its September season three premiere, the Viacom-owned cable network has renewed the Sutton Foster comedy from exec producer Darren Star.

The renewal comes as production on season three is set to begin this week in New York and after season two of the single-camera comedy posted gains from its freshman run. The sophomore outing posted double-digit gains — up 67 percent among adults 25-54, 63 percent among adults 18-49 and more. TV Land also noted that VOD orders tripled from the season two premiere to its finale.

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"The show is a force in and of itself, so it's a no-brainer to renew it again," TV Land exec vp development and original programming Keith Cox said. "Critics and fans love it, and I know Darren and the entire cast and crew behind 'Younger' will continue to deliver at the top of their game."

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 31: Hilary Duff attends the after party for the premiere of TV Land's 'Younger' at Chef's Club on March 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
Hilary Duff, the star of the ABC/Disney Channel show 'Lizzie McGuire', was a presenter at the 29th International Emmy Awards in New York City on November 19, 2001. photo by Gabe Palacio/ImageDirect
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 26: Actress Hilary Duff (L) hugs singer Aaron Carter as they attend the premiere of The Lizzie McGuire Movie on April 26, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Lucy Nicholson/Getty Images)
397855 15: Actress Hilary Duff arrives at the 'Divine Design' fundraiser presented by Project Angel Food November 29, 2001 in Santa Monica, CA. (Photo by Sebastian Artz/Getty Images)
401763 17: Actress Hilary Duff attends the Youth, Improving Non-Profit for Children Awards March 4, 2002 in Los Angeles, CA. Former NBA basketball player Earvin 'Magic' Johnson, actor Jim Belushi and former boxer Sugar Ray Leonard were honored at the event. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 1: Actress Hilary Duff guest hosts on MTV's TRL at the MTV Studios May 1, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 31: (U.S. TABS OUT) Actress Hilary Duff backstage at The 2003 MTV Movie Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on May 31, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 28: Actress Hilary Duff (L) and Hailey Duff arrive at the opening of the Stella McCartney store September 28, 2003 in Beverly Hills, California. The store is a high end fashion store that caters to the Hollywood elite. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 14: Actress Hilary Duff attends the premiere of the Universal Pictures movie 'Bruce Almighty' at the Universal Amphitheater May 14, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. The film opens in theaters nationwide May 23, 2003. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - APRIL 3: Actress Hilary Duff accepts an award for 'Best Female Singer' during Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at Pauley Pavilion on the campus of UCLA, April 3, 2004 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 11: (NY DAILIES OUT) Singer Hilary Duff performs onstage at the Z100 Jingle Ball 2003 at Madison Square Garden December 11, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 10: Actress Hilary Duff arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. 'A Cinderella Story' on July 10, 2004 at the Chinese Theatre, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JULY 15: (U.S. TABS OUT) Actress/musician Hilary Duff and actor Chad Michael Murray appear on stage during MTV's Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios July 15, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JULY 16: Singer Hilary Duff makes an appearance on Good Morning America Summer Concert Series July 16, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
MIAMI - AUGUST 29: Singer/actress Hilary Duff poses in the press room at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards on August 29, 2004 at the American Airlines Arena, in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV ? SEPTEMBER 15: Musician Hilary Duff is seen performing on stage during the 2004 World Music Awards at the Thomas and Mack Center on September 15, 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 5: (U.S. TABS OUT) Actress and musician Hilary Duff appears on stage during MTV's Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios October 5, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 17: Sisters Haylie Duff (L) and Hilary Duff (R) make an appearance at Milk Studios to debut their advertising campaign for Ice Breakers Liquid Ice February 17, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 17: Actress/singer Hilary Duff performs onstage during the Toyota Concert Series on the 'Today' Show June 17, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 14: Host Hilary Duff onstage at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk on August 14, 2005 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 18: (U.S. TABS OUT) Singer Hilary Duff makes a guest host appearance on MTV's Total Request Live at MTV Studios August 18, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 28: Actress Hilary Duff arrives to her 18th Birthday Party at Club Mood on September 28, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matthew Simmons/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Singer Hilary Duff performs onstage during the 2005 American Music Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on November 22, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Actress Hilary Duff poses in the front row at the Michael Kors Spring 2007 fashion show during Olympus Fashion Week at the Tent in Bryant Park September 13, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images For IMG)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 28: Singer/actress Hilary Duff attends the 17th Annual Mercedes-Benz Carousel of Hope cocktail party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 28, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES: Singer Hilary Duff arrives at the 49th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles 11 February 2007. AFP PHOTO/Hector MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 26: Actress Hilary Duff attends the 18th annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Marriott Marquis Hotel March 26, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 29: Singer/actress Hilary Duff performs onstage during the NBC 'Today Show' concert series at Rockefeller Center on June 29, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 18: Singer/actress Hilary Duff performs at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort on August 18, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY - OCTOBER 18: Singer Hilary Duff performs onstage during the Los Premios MTV Latin America 2007 at the Palacio De Los Deportes October 18, 2007 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 28: Actress Hilary Duff poses at the 'War, Inc.' after party hosted by Cadillac at Tenjune on April 28, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Loud/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 05: Actress/singer Hilary Duff (L) and NHL player Mike Comrie arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 16: Singer/actress Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie of the New York Islanders attend the game between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox on September 16, 2008 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Chicago defeated the Yankees 6-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 13: Hilary Duff walks the runway wearing Donna Karan at the Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fall 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Tent in Bryant Park on February 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images for IMG)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 06: Actress Hilary Duff arrives at the Herve Leger by Max Azria Collection Launch party held at Live! on Sunset on May 6, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 04: Actress Hilary Duff attends the 10th Anniversary Lucky Shops VIP Night at Metropolitan Pavilion on November 4, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 11: Actress Hilary Duff attends An Evening of 'Southern Style' presented by the St. Bernard Project & the Spears family at a private residence on May 11, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 07: (L-R) Actress Hilary Duff and NHL player Mike Comrie attend the 7th Annual March of Dimes Celebration of Babies, a Hollywood Luncheon, at the Beverly Hills Hotel on December 7, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images For March Of Dimes)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 25: Actress Hilary Duff arrives at The Hollywood Reporter's celebration of 'The Mindy Project' starring Mindy Kaling at Skybar on August 25, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Hilary Duff attends T.J. Martell Foundation's 15th Annual Family Day Honoring Tom Corson, President & COO of RCA Records and his Family at Hammerstein Ballroom on September 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for T.J Martell Foundation)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 05: Actress Hilary Duff attends the premiere of Disney's 'Planes' at the El Capitan Theatre on August 5, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Hilary Duff attends the 2015 InStyle And Warner Bros. 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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This marks the second early renewal for Younger. TV Land picked up season three in January, a week before its sophomore outing debuted. Season three premieres Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 10 p.m. following the second season of Impastor, which was pushed back from its summer bow to pair with the cabler's biggest hit.

Younger marked TV Land's first single-camera comedy and first to film in New York as part of the cabler's push to reinvent itself as a younger-skewing network following multicam originals like Hot in Cleveland. It anchors a roster of single-camera fare including recently renewed Lopez, Teachers, Impastor, The Jim Gaffigan Show and more. TV Land also recently greenlighted Melissa McCarthy/Ben Falcone-produced Groundlings comedy Nobodies, which marked the latest single-camera comedy for the cabler. On the pilot stage, TV Land still has its First Wives Club reboot and a Kyle Richards comedy still in contention and is developing a new take on Heathers.

Younger hails from Jax Media and exec producers Tony Hernandez as well as writer/EPs Dottie Zicklin and Eric Zicklin.


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