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Hilary Duff is known to a generation as the child star at the center of Disney’s Lizzie McGuire. As the studio continues to reboot, revamp, and revisit so many of its old properties, many fans are wondering why Duff’s Lizzie McGuire hasn’t made her grand comeback. Now the actor herself has cleared the air about why Disney canceled the Lizzie McGuire reboot.

Hilary Duff stands in front of a Disney backdrop and smiles

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‘Lizzie McGuire’ became a breakout hit in the early 2000s

Lizzie McGuire debuted on the Disney Channel in January 2001. And the series quickly resonated with its target audience. The series saw Duff’s Lizzie tackle many of the personal and social issues teenagers often face. And it did so in ways that were both accessible to children but also lightly comedic enough to make even its more serious episodes harmless and inoffensive.

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