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On ‘Younger,’ a Liar Debates Coming Clean


From left, Hilary Duff and Sutton Foster on “Younger.”

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Last season, “Younger” left Liza (Sutton Foster) dangling off a precipice in the Hamptons with treacherous shoals below: an inopportune kiss with her boss, Charles (Peter Hermann), that derailed a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Josh (Nico Tortorella); a book deal made with a fledgling writer under threat of blackmail; and — the coup de grâce — her confession to her colleague Kelsey (Hilary Duff) that no, she was not a 26-year-old navigating the publishing world with fresh aplomb but rather a 40-ish divorced mother masquerading as a millennial because it was the only way she could get hired. Circle the sharks.

“The bottom line: Truth is a four-letter word,” someone says in the season premiere (Wednesday, June 28, on TV Land) before debating the harm — or not — of alternative facts. “I couldn’t keep deceiving the people I love most,” says Liza, aching to come clean about her deception, whatever the cost. Not so fast, counters a friend: “Sometimes lying to the people you love best is the most loving thing you can do.”

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