Hilary Duff Returns To TV As A Teen Lawyer In ‘Barely Legal’

Actress/singer also wants to guest-star on 'The Office' and '30 Rock' as part of her production deal with NBC.

[artist id="1231896"]Hilary Duff[/artist] isn’t new to starring in her own sitcom. She made a name for herself playing the title character in “Lizzie McGuire” on Disney, and now she’s ready to move on from tween fare to take on a more challenging role: a lawyer.

The comedy, “Barely Legal,” stems from Duff’s NBC production deal and revolves around the true story of Kathleen Holtz, who passed the California bar exam in 2007 at age 18 to become the state’s youngest lawyer, according to Reuters.

Back in November, when Duff appeared on the “TRL” finale , she spoke to MTV News about the deal and shared what sort of work she’d like to do with the network.

“I get to call all the shots!” the 21-year-old joked. “I think I would like to do something funny, so probably a comedy.

“I would like to do something funny … or I would like to kick ass or something,” she continued. “[I'd want to] be some kind of … not a superhero, but some young person that’s empowering and that does something no one expects from her, like take care of problems.”

Through the network deal, Duff will not only work on her own show, but will also get to make cameos and have story lines on already-existing shows. And she already has a wish list of guest appearances.

“[NBC has] great shows to have arcs on,” Duff said. “I would love to do something on ‘The Office.’ ’30 Rock’ is great, very funny. Many people have done lots of guest spots on it this season.”