GET­TING YOUNGER

Liza’s got a tall task ahead this sea­son on TV Land’s soapy drama

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On TV Land’s YOUNGER, Liza is still pre­tend­ing to be a 20-some­thing to keep her job at Em­pir­i­cal Press, en­sure the suc­cess of the Mil­len­nial im­print that she and Kelsey launched and, oh yeah, not ruin her um, “com­pli­cated” re­la­tion­ship with hand­some boss Charles. How­ever, ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer Dot­tie Zick­lin says that when the se­ries re­turns on Tues­day, June 5, at 10 p.m. EST, there’s even more at stake!

A Jaw-Drop­ping Rev­e­la­tion

“We wanted to ad­dress the #MeToo cli­mate that we’re in,” she ex­plains of the sex­ual-ha­rass­ment sem­i­nar that the of­fice holds in the wake of au­thor Ed­ward L.L. Moore’s po­ten­tially in­ap­pro­pri­ate past con­duct to­ward Liza. “The reper­cus­sions for our char­ac­ters are go­ing to be re­ally in­ter­est­ing, be­cause there are def­i­nitely some in­ap­pro­pri­ate re­la­tion­ships go­ing on in that of­fice!” How might that af­fect Kelsey and her flir­ta­tious for­mer ri­val/love in­ter­est Zane, who’s re­cently been hired?

Know­ing how badly the strug­gling com­pany needs Moore’s new novel, The Pam Pam Chron­i­cles, to suc­ceed, Liza will agree to again suit up in the ti­tle char­ac­ter’s fur bikini and head to Comic-Con to sup­port the launch. Might the old lech re­peat his bad be­hav­ior and force Charles’ hand? Or will he use his formi- dable power to keep ev­ery­one un­der his thumb? “This episode has a gi­ant bomb blow up in it!” Zick­lin warns. “You won’t see it com­ing.”

The News That Will Change Ev­ery­thing

Mean­while, Mar­riage Va­ca­tion, the book writ­ten by Charles’ es­tranged wife, Pauline, hits the stands, and in the Tues­day, June 12, episode, she’s not the only one ex­cited about it. “They’re go­ing to get an ex­clu­sive con­tent deal with Reese Witherspoon’s com­pany,” Zick­lin re­veals. “This could launch Mil­len­nial into the strato­sphere, but again, the com­pany is built on a lie about Liza’s age, so it’s also very risky.” And in a case of Murphy’s law, it’s also the ex­act time that Liza’s young ex-boyfriend, Josh, picks to re­turn

home from Ire­land mi­nus one piece of bag­gage — his new bride!

True Love? Whose Love?

Mean­while, a party cel­e­brat­ing Pauline’s suc­cess puts Charles in a sticky sit­u­a­tion. “The book is about rekin­dling their mar­riage, so to save face and sell it, he’ll have to pre­tend that ev­ery­thing is okay with his wife,” pre­views Zick­lin, adding that his feel­ings for Liza loom large. “They’re gonna try to re­solve things. You’ll see!”

Just ahead, both Kelsey and Diana dis­cover in­trigu­ing new men, Maggie finds new suc­cess in the art world, and Lau­ren’s new busi­ness def­i­nitely raises eye­brows. Will Liza be the glue that holds them all to­gether? “Ev­ery­thing’s go­ing to get height­ened,” Zick­lin en­thuses. “It all gets more im­por­tant and more dan­ger­ous.”

— Kelli M. Lar­son

The re­la­tion­ships be­tween this group could

keep an HR depart­ment work­ing over­time

for years!

“Liza’s been keep­ing her se­cret for her friend, Kelsey, and the com­pany they’ve built to­gether,” Zick­lin of­fers. “This sea­son will be the rise of Mil­len­nial. It’s re­ally go­ing to come into its own.”

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