It seems like only yesterday when we started a new season of Younger. Actually, it was about two months ago, but hey, that's still a pretty quick season if you ask me. But perhaps knowing whether or not Younger will return for Season 3 will help us fill the void left by this season of the show wrapping up on Wednesday night?
OK, so it won't quite fill that void, but the following bit of news is certainly going to help. TV Land announced that it had renewed Younger for a 12-episode third season during the Television Critics Association press tour in early January, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. The news came a week before Season 2 of the comedy premiered on January 13.
Unfortunately, no premiere date for Season 3 of Younger has been announced as of yet. But knowing that Season 1 premiered on March 31, 2015, and Season 2 premiered on January 13, 2015, according to TV Guide, it seems likely that we'll see Season 3 bow sometime in Winter 2017. However, the fact that we already know that the show is definitely coming back should help us all get through this difficult time.
Still, no one can deny that the world is a much better place when new episodes of Younger are on TV. Luckily, the cast of Younger is so talented that it's worth it to watch virtually everything that they've been in prior to joining this comedy. Here are a few of my favorites to help you get started.
Bunheads Starring Sutton Foster (Liza)
I know Sutton Foster has found a good gig in Younger, but I have to say that I still wish she was starring in Bunheads, ABC Family's gone-too-soon dramedy about a reckless Las Vegas showgirl-turned-small town ballet instructor. With heart, laughs, and the influence of Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, Bunheads was pretty amazing. If you haven't seen it yet, you've definitely been missing out on something special.
Lizzie McGuire Starring Hilary Duff (Kelsey)
I don't care that Hilary Duff is now 28 years old and has a kid. She will always be the cheery, clumsy, and introspective pre-teen Lizzie McGuire to me.
Goodfellas Starring Debi Mazar (Maggie)
Making your feature film debut in Martin Scorsese's iconic 1990 film Goodfellas is a pretty great distinction to have and one that belongs to Debi Mazar, according to her show bio. Of course, Goodfellas is always worth a watch for anyone who considers him or herself a pop culture buff.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch Starring Miriam Shor (Diana)
The Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch may have closed last September, but you can still check out the hilarious, heartbreaking, and headbanging story in the movie version of the musical released in 2001. You'll see a different side of Miriam Shor, who is dressed as a man to play Yitzhak in the movie. Even though Hedwig, who is played by John Cameron Mitchell, is the star of the show, Yitzhak definitely steals the spotlight in a few key moments, thanks to Schor.
Make It Or Break It Starring Nico Tortorella (Josh)
Sure, I could have told you to watch Nico Tortorella in The Following or Scream 4, but those are total downers. How could anyone resist the campy charms of this ABC Family gymnastics drama? Plus, the name of Tortorella's character was Razor. RAZOR, I tell you!
Gossip Girl Starring Duff
I'm not going to lie; Duff has just been in too many movies and TV shows that I fondly remember from my younger days. It's quite the contrast to the aforementioned Lizzie McGuire, but Gossip Girl is one of them. I definitely don't think Duff's guest stint on the teen soap added much to it, but she was apart of one of the most iconic moments of the series when her character Olivia participated in a threesome with Dan (Penn Badgley) and Vanessa (Jessica Szohr), so you might as well rewatch that Season 3 episode, "They Shoot Humphreys, Don't They?" — and then relive the entire Gossip Girl series while you're at it.
All of these movies and TV shows should keep you plenty busy while we wait for Younger to return for Season 3.
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