After a long break from music making, Hilary Duff is making a comeback with a new single. The actress and singer released her first song since her 2007 album “Dignity,” and it’s about time too. Duff’s had an already packed year handling her amicable divorce with hockey player Mike Comrie, raising her son Luca, then receiving tweets of unrequited love from her famous ex Aaron Carter. Duff’s new song, “Chasing the Sun,” was cowritten by singer Colbie Caillat, and the former Lizzie McGuire star promoted it with a pic of herself at the beach with the caption, “I swear the #chasingthesun plane is in the sky lol squint and look really hard.”
Now while it’s good to hear that the singer who brought us “What Dreams Are Made Of” and “Come Clean” is making a comeback, what I’m really hankering for is a reboot of my favorite adolescent show Lizzie McGuire. TV favorite Boy Meets World was able to return with a reboot on the Disney Channel, so why not Lizzie? But in this case I wouldn’t want to see the next generation of McGuires but what Lizzie herself is up to as an adult. I’m sure that our klutzy, yet well-meaning heroine and her cartoon conscience will have tons of adulthood antics to share, like getting a job at a start-up, looking for a roommate on Craigslist, and how reading Facebook statuses from Ethan Craft and Kate Saunders makes her life feel uneventful.
But what about that international pop star gig she was headed for at the end of The Lizzie McGuire Movie?
Twenty-something Lizzie would be struggling to achieve those artistic dreams and pay the bills in her new life in the city.
She'd still sport colorful outfits and crimped hair, because hey, it worked for young Lizzie, who was really just a Carrie Bradshaw in the making.
And she'll have to overcome some personal questions of selling out or staying true to her art form.
She'll have more to worry about too thanks to social media and viral gossip.
But she'll handle it all while trying to come off sophisticated and fabulous.
Besides, were any of us ready to say good-bye to the burgeoning romance she had with her best friend Gordo? I didn't think so.
We can expect some heartbreak, some tears.
But twenty-something Lizzie will have grown-up Miranda and Gordo to back her up on whatever shenanigan she might be dealing with.
TV needs Lizzie McGuire to return. Those tie-dye pants and cartoon inner monologues got many of us through our awkward pre-teen years, and I, for one, would love Lizzie's guidance again.