News has emerged over the past several weeks that popular 1990s sitcoms like “Full House” will be returning to the small screen in the future, and now another show is throwing its hat in the ring. On September 22 Billboard posted the news that actress Hilary Duff is open to a “Lizzie McGuire” reunion, which is the popular tween sitcom that made her a household name. The series from from 2001 to 2004 on Disney Channel, and starred Duff as the quirky middle schooler Lizzie McGuire.
The actress and singer is currently promoting her upcoming album, but is very open to the idea of returning to the character. Duff said she “loves” the idea and that it was a “really, really fun show” that many different people could relate to. She would spend each week during physical comedy like running into a locker and became very confident as an actress. The series ran from three seasons and spawned a feature film that showcased Duff’s singing abilities.
Duff even came up with the idea of doing a reunion where the characters get together after ten years and see how everything has changed. The series ended after the characters graduated from middle school and it would be interesting to see what the characters like Ethan, Gordo and Miranda got into during high school and beyond. Duff developed a successful music career and released three albums during the shows run, and went on tour for nearly five years in support of her albums. She and sold more than fifteen million albums across the globe.
The series aired sixty-five episodes and won Favorite TV Show at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards twice. Several mystery books were released based on the series, some of which were converted into manga by the company TOKYOPOP. A doll based on Lizzie McGuire was released in 2002 and came with many outfits that Lizzie wore throughout the series. Toys based on the characters appeared in McDonald’s happy meals for several months and bedroom furniture and accessories was available during the shows run.
On September 21 The Huffington Post revealed that Duff is also planning a return to television in “Younger,” as a young twenty something office executive. The series is expected to premiere on TVLand in January 2015. In addition to her new album and television series, Duff is also working on another book. She is currently also a spokeswoman for Trident on their Oral Health America’s Smiles Across America, in which anyone who purchases the gum during the second week of September will have five cents donated to the program.