Original run: The Disney Channel comedy made Hilary Duff a new "it girl" as the titular character navigating her way through the changes of growing up. It ran for two seasons on the "House of Mouse" network from 2001 to 2004 and included a theatrical film that provided plenty of memes and a Millennial anthem.
What to expect: The new series would star Duff (and her animated alter ego) as a 30-year-old New Yorker. Her family (as played by Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine and Jake Thomas) would also pop up along with her middle school bestie/OTP Gordo (Adam Lamberg).
“The good news is, just like me and everybody who loved Lizzie and has grown up with her, Lizzie’s also grown up,” Duff said at the D23 Expo convention in 2019. “She’s older, she’s wiser, she has a much bigger shoe budget, which is super exciting. She has her dream job. She has kind of the perfect life right now.”
Premiere: Production on the Disney+ Lizzie McGuire revival screeched to a halt earlier this year after original series creator and revival showrunner Terri Minsky was fired after only two episodes, Variety reported. Some have speculated that the grown-up series may not see the light of day. Others envisioned it winding up on Hulu like the Disney-produced Love, Victor, if it weren't the squeaky-clean image the brand upholds.
In July, Duff said she was hopeful the revival could get off the ground again after the coronavirus pandemic lets up.
"Disney has certain things that have to be met for their brand, and I totally understand that, and they totally understand my needs," she told PopSugar. "So we're in a really good place of being like, 'Hey, we pressed pause, and we're regrouping.' There's been a lot of like creative meetings, obviously virtually. I think we're on the right path, and I want it to happen more than anyone and they obviously feel the same way."