Duff announces TV deal

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IOL pic aug15 hilary duff Reuters A file image of actress and singer Hilary Duff and husband Mike Comrie

London - Hilary Duff is returning to TV.

The actress - who shot to fame in Disney's tween show 'Lizzie Maguire' - has taken some time out of her career recently to focus on her marriage to Mike Comrie and their five-month-old son Luca but is thrilled to have signed a development deal with 20th Century Fox which will see her make her small screen return.

Hilary tweeted: "Ok it's official! Very excited about my development deal with 20th century fox!! t.v. here I come! :) (sic)"

According to Deadline, the generous deal states the studio must develop a half-hour episodic sitcom for Hilary but if it falls through Fox can cast her in another comedy or drama series.

It was a double celebration for Hilary, who enjoyed a weekend getaway with Mike and Luca for her wedding anniversary.

The star married retired NHL player Mike on August 14, 2010 and the pair enjoyed a family holiday with their son to celebrate. Hilary tweeted: "On a weekend getaway for our anniversary (sic)."

Hilary recently revealed she is in no rush to lose her baby weight and is enjoying the "free pass" motherhood has given her to eat what she likes.She said: "I am working out and I'm trying and I'm trying not to [obsess].

"Everyone wants their body back, but all in time. It took nine months to get there and so hopefully, it won't take that long to get it off, but I'm doing it slowly." - Bang Showbiz

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