How I Met Your Mother star Hilary Duff has opened up about the possibility of revisiting the scrapped Lizzie McGuire reboot. 

Back in 2019, Disney announced that a sequel series of the popular early 2000s series was set to make its way to Disney+. 

The show, which saw the return of original series creator Terri Minsky, was set to follow a 30-year-old Lizzie (Duff) as she navigates her life in New York City and new job as an apprentice decorator.

Unfortunately, a year after the revival was announced the series faced a massive setback when Minsky stepped down as showrunner due to creative differences. 

A few months after the creator’s departure, Disney announced that the project would no longer move forward, despite filming two episodes. 

“Unless and until we are confident we can meet those expectations, we’ve decided to hold off,” a Disney spokeswoman told Deadline.

While the streamer has refrained from giving specific reasons behind the project’s cancellation, Duff has revealed in numerous interviews that it was due to the show’s more mature content. 

“She had to be 30 years old doing 3-year-old things. She didn’t need to be doing bong rips and having one-night stands all the time, but it had to be authentic. I think they got spooked,” the pop icon told Women’s Health in 2022.

Over the last few years, fans have been eager for Disney to retract their decision, and now it looks like their wish might be coming true.



During Duff’s recent interview on Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen asked if she’d be up for returning to her Lizzie McGuire roots. 

In response, the So Yesterday singer gave a very flustered and suspicious answer.

“Disney+ was very new. And I think they were figuring out and we were figuring out our…” she explained in between pauses.

While Duff held off on elaborating further, she did admit to being “optimistic” regarding a potential return to the failed show.

Shortly after the episode aired, fans flocked to social media to express their excitement over the revival’s possible return. 

One user on TikTok said: “Okay, so the Lizzie McGuire reboot is back on. In any interview where Hilary has been asked about why the reboot failed, she always says it’s because Disney+ would not make Lizzie a real adult. And in this interview… she’s like tiptoeing around it.” 

Another fan on Twitter wrote: “I feel like Disney+ is maturing and getting more adult content, so I think it’ll happen after HIMYF ends.” 

It looks like we’ll have to wait with bated breath until Disney confirms Miss Lizzie McGuire’s popular and highly requested return.

Watch Duff’s full interview on Watch What Happens Live! here or below.