Hilary Duff to return to the small screen

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Singer/actress Hilary Duff is set to star in a new sitcom on NBC. In the show, dubbed "Barely Legal", Duff will play a young lawyer. The show, which is being compared to "Doogie Howser, M.D.", is based on the true story of Kathleen Holtz, who passed the California bar at age 18 in 2007. The 21-year old rose to fame on the Disney Channel’s "Lizzie McGuire" show. She went on to release two chart-topping albums. The project is part of the production deal that Duff signed with NBC last year.

In related news, there are reports that she will also start in a new film about Bonnie and Clyde, presumably in the lead role of Bonnie Parker. This year is already shaping up to be a busy year for Duff with the following movies set for release in 2009: Greta, Foodfight!, What Goes Up, and Stay Cool. As for the music front, there are no plans yet for a follow up to 2007’s Dignity, her third studio album, which peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200.

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