Hilary Duff is Barely Legal

Hilary Duff was targeted by NBC late last year, signing a talent deal to get the former Disney star a leading role in an upcoming project. Now NBC has found what it thinks can be the perfect fit for her--a comedy from actor-producer Rob Morrow.

NBC has decided to develop Barely Legal, a half-hour sitcom about an 18-year-old lawyer in California, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show's premise is based on the true story of Kathleen Holtz, who graduated from UCLA at the age of 15 and passed the notoriously difficult California bar exam at 18.

The project comes from Rob Morrow, best known as Don Eppes from Numb3rs, the lead in Northern Exposure, or the man who investigated 21 on Quiz Show.

Duff, who at 21 years old is waaaaaay legal, rose to fame as the lead in Disney's Lizzie McGuire, and has made only a few television appearances since.

A show about an 18-year-old lawyer on NBC? Not sure what audience they're trying to target here.

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