TVLand’s Younger is addictive. That really is the best word for it. And after five seasons the stylish comedy is growing steadily in viewers, and still carrying a stellar 99% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Starring Broadway icon Sutton Foster (Bunheads), the show takes its core energy from a similar focus on female relationships as fueled creator and executive producer Darren Star’s Sex & the City.
Foster stars as recently divorced Liza Miller, a 40-year-old trying to re-enter the workforce in order to support herself and her college-age daughter, only to find the aggressive world of publishing is not age-friendly to her after being out of the game for so long. With the help of her best friend Maggie Amato (the incomparable Debi Mazar), a hip artist and lesbian living in Brooklyn, she makes over herself as a 26-year-old millennial in order to land a job with book publisher Empirical Press. What follows is a tenuous tightrope walk as she befriends friendly and ambitious junior editor Kelsey Peters (Hilary Duff), starts a fling with the much younger tattoo artist Josh (Nico Tortorella), and tries to keep everyone in the dark about her age—including the dashing and “age-appropriate” head of Empirical, Charles Brooks (Peter Hermann).
Younger magically seems to bridge the age gap and appeal to viewers on both side of the Liza dilemma, both the millennials and the Gen-Xers, hitting a high in viewers 24-49. Credit is largely due to the show’s stellar and largely female-lead cast—particularly Foster’s charm and easy to love quality—and its focus on the lives of modern women, their careers, dreams, and relationships with each other. Joining the strong cast of women is Miriam Shor as Diana Trout, Liza’s temperamental boss and Molly Bernard as Kelsey’s best friend Lauren, a fierce and funny social-media obsessed promoter.
How to Watch Younger Online without Cable
Younger and TVLand are available through several streaming services, although not all of them, so we’ve researched all the options for catching up on the first five seasons, and how to watch live in season 6 when the show moves to the Paramount network.
Watch Younger on Hulu
Hulu is your best bet for catching up, with season 5 just being added this week to the streaming service, and all five seasons are available there if you’re starting from the beginning.
If you don’t have Hulu yet, you can try free for 30 days, and plans start as low as $5.99 a month for your first year. Hulu can be streamed online or through an app compatible with most devices such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, as well as on mobile devices. More information on the service can be found in our review of Hulu.
Watch Younger on Philo
For watching the most recent and upcoming seasons, the streaming service Philo will let you access TVLand and Paramount channels (among 40 cable channels), both live and on demand. Currently, Philo only has season 5 available to stream but should be a great option on watching season 6 live next year through the Paramount channel.
Philo has a free 7-day trial and then starts at $20 a month for over 50 channels. The Philo player is available to stream online, as an iOS app, as well as on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and Roku. For more information on the service, check out our full review of Philo.
Watch Younger on Sling
If you’re already a Sling customer, you can get TVLand and Paramount through that streaming service as well. They aren’t part of the standard $25 Blue or Orange packages (each has a slightly different channel line up) but you can add the “Comedy” package for $5 a month to get those and 7 other networks added to your plan. For more details, see our review of Sling TV.
Watch Younger on Amazon and iTunes
If you don’t have a streaming service and just want to purchase Younger, all five seasons are available to do so through Amazon and iTunes. Episodes are priced individually $1.99 for Standard Definition and $2.99 for High Definition, or to purchase by season for $17.99 SD and $19.99 HD, and rates are the same on both services.
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