As her new TV venture, Hilary Duff will play a character which is based on a true life person, Kathleen Holtz. NBC have signed her to be the main cast of "Barely Legal", a comedy about an 18-year-old who passes the notoriously difficult California bar exam and becomes the youngest attorney ever made in the state. The story is based on the life experience of Holtz who passed the exam in 2007.
Duff signed a deal with NBC in November 2007 for a comedy which will be produced by Universal Media Studio. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show is developed by actor Rob Morrow who is also executive producing. A pilot is being penned by Elisa Bell whose credit includes the big screen movie "Little Black Book". No production date has been suggested.
This would be Duff's first primetime series in the lead role. She previously starred and gained fame as the titular character in Disney Channel's "Lizzie MacGuire", and had guest starred in several primetime series such as "Frasier" and "Joan of Arcadia".