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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I think the role is going to be a bit awkward for Hilary, but that may actually end up being a good thing. The show's concept sounds refreshingly different from the norm of today; vampire, vampire, vampire. So I am eager to watch this. http://www.cabartutors.com
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cant wait for the show...sounds like something different for NBC plus i love Hilary Duff =)
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If it's by Davied E. Kelley count me in, if Christen Chenoweth is in, then get me season tickets, but if former Disney Channel'ers get on board, hold those tickets until I've gotten a taste...
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i would watch it sound good
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Count me in for watching this.
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Well, at least NBC is targeting a decent demographic. I'm not sure this is one I'll be watching, but it appears as though the crazy network bringing us crap like Knight Rider is at least thinking again.
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"sounds like a title for a teen porn show." haha I thought the exact same thing at first!
But anyways, I would watch this show but I'm not so sure about the critics it will receive.
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Didn't they do this show a few years ago with Don Johmson and some nerdy kid?
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I hope it works out for her, I like Hilary.
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sounds like a title for a teen porn show.
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It may not really be a good show, now as for the title it may attract the audience, just hope it doesn’t stay in the title of the show and the content will be worth watching.
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I'm sure it'll get a lot of the 49+ viewers, because of the title.
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This doesn't sound very enticing to me. Surely there are better ideas out there.
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They should just donate the money to David E. Kelley.
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love hilary, hate courtroom/laywer shows. unlucky
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Cool
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Why not? No one had a problem with a blonde sorrority girl passing the LSATs and heading to Harvard.
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"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." LMAO... when will NBC stop with all these gimmicks. No one's watching the network for a reason--all of its shows can't hold an audience.
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Oh please NBC
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NBC, why must you waste money on this?
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not for me
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A half hour comedy about a true story? Kinda strange, but kudos to them if they manage to make it work.
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i'll give it a try. But these days NBC comedies aren't that good (My name is earl, kath and kim, the office) 30 rock isnt bad though.
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Uh... Just Legal much? Jay Baruchel was way better. Though I'm sure it's more likely to stick around as a half hour comedy than a full hour drama with TV what it is these days.
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