TV shows starring people over the age of 18 are, like, so yesterday. Continuing its quest for younger viewers, CBS has signed a deal with 16-year-old singer-actress Hilary Duff to star in a new sitcom pilot for the 2004-2005 season, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The show will likely in the vein of ''Family Ties,'' the trade paper reported (although it seems doubtful that Duff will play a Michael J. Fox-style teen conservative).
Duff's future on TV became uncertain after quit Disney's hit ''Lizzie McGuire'' show, which spawned an equally popular movie. She's since topped charts as a singer with her single ''So Yesterday,'' and filmed roles in the upcoming films ''Cheaper by the Dozen'' and ''A Cinderella Story.'' Duff told EW this summer that she enjoys a multitasking life: '' I'm 15, so I have lots of energy, and I'm not tired yet.'' Presumably, her energy persists even though she's now 16.