Younger, an American comedy-drama series made for TV Land by Darren Star, aired for the first time March 31, 2015. For its seventh season, it now is aired on Paramount+ and Hulu. After the premiere, the show renewed for a second season on April 21, 2015. The second season premiered on January 13, 2016. it ended up renewing for a few more seasons when ultimately they renewed for a seventh and final season on July 24, 2019. The last season premiered on Hulu and Paramount+ on April 15, 2021.
Younger follows the life of Liza Miller who lives in New York City, is a divorced woman in her 40s, with a teenage daughter, all amongst having a failed marriage because of her ex’s gambling addiction. They both live in New York City. Liza ends up meeting a 20-something-year-old named Josh who thinks she’s his age and is in her 20s. She ends up coming up with a plan to pass herself off as a woman in her 20s so she doesn’t have to deal with the harsh stereotypes of being an older age in New York City. She does this so she doesn’t fall under discrimination when applying for a marketing job. Her plan works, and she ends up becoming the assistant to the head of marketing at a big company.
Since releasing Younger, it has received really positive reviews all around. Critics said that it is quite refreshing to have a series that’s based in New York, be about books and publishing, rather than fashion like many shows based in New York are about. Other critics say it is overall an extremely well-made series and that it has an amazing cast and plot. It is extremely relatable in the sense that aging makes it harder to start a new career. And this series does a great job at showing that.
Rotten Tomatoes gives the first season an approval rating of 97% based on 37 reviews, and an average rating of 7.6/10. Metacritic gives the first season a weighted average score of 75 out of 100, based on 20 critics.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season has an approval rating of 100% based on 8 reviews, and an average rating of 7.1/10. Metacritic gave the season a score of 74 out of 100, based on reviews from 4 critics.
Sutton Foster as Liza Miller
Debi Mazar as Maggie Amato
Miriam Shor as Diana Trout
Nico Tortorella as Josh
Hilary Duff as Kelsey Peters
Molly Bernard as Lauren Heller
Peter Hermann as Charles Brooks
Charles Michael Davis as Zane Anders
Dan Amboyer as Thad and Chad Weber
Tessa Albertson as Caitlin Miller
Thorbjørn Harr as Anton Björnberg
Paul Fitzgerald as David Taylor
Jon Gabrus as Gabe
Kathy Najimy as Denise Heller
Michael Urie as Redmond
Noah Robbins as Bryce Reiger
Ben Rappaport as Max Horowitz
Mather Zickel as Dr. Richard Caldwell
Meredith Hagner as Montana Goldberg / Amy
Aasif Mandvi as Jay Malic
Burke Moses as Lachlan Flynn
Jennifer Westfeldt as Pauline Turner-Brooks
Chris Tardio as Enzo
Phoebe Dynevor as Clare
Laura Benanti as Quinn Tyler
Janeane Garofalo as Cass Dekenessey
Martha Plimpton as Cheryl Sussman
Richard Masur as Edward L.L. Moore
Camryn Manheim as Dr. Jane Wray
Lois Smith as Belinda Lacroix
Jesse James Keitel as Tam