Hilary Duff To Play Young Lawyer For NBC
Posted on Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:15 AM PDT

HIlary Duff HDUFFNBC200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) -Hilary Duff will be playing California's youngest attorney in a new sitcom for NBC.

The network has ordered a script for "Barely Legal," which is described as a legal version of "Doogie Howser, M.D."

The show is based on the true story of an 18 year-old who became the youngest person ever to pass the California bar exam.

The former Lizzy Maguire star has a deal to develop TV shows with NBC and Universal Media Studios.

No word on when the series could hit the air.