The sixth season finale starts with Kelsey (Hilary Duff) cementing her resignation at Millennial with first telling Liza (Sutton Foster), who tries to intercept the letter to Charles, then taking the letter back to hand to Charles (Peter Hermann). After being the publisher’s CEO, Kelsey admits she couldn’t return to being an editor at a place where she was a boss.
Kelsey meets Zane (Charles Michael Davis) at a park and reveals to him she’s in the market to start her own publishing company. Since Zane had started Mercury with Charles, she wants his advice. But Mercury has been absorbed by Millennial, so Zane says it’s not a good idea for Kelsey to get into the book startup business. Zane actually tells Kelsey that she shouldn’t given up her job after the cleavage social media mishap.
While Kelsey’s resignation drama is going on, the crew is preparing for Diana (Miriam Shor)’s upcoming nuptial. And Diana and Liza are unsure about their first book pitch at Millennial without Kelsey.
Kelsey pitches her business, KLP Print, to Quinn (Laura Benanti), the horrid ex-investor for Millennial. Later, Quinn drops the bomb of she and Kelsey collaborating to Charles and Liza at a restaurant. Liza meets Kelsey at another restaurant that night, and Kelsey says she trusts Quinn enough since she made Kelsey CEO.
At Diana’s wedding, the sentiment sets in. Charles begs Kelsey to come back to her job since she’s “family.” Kelsey lets her walls down with Zane, and they hold hands in the pew. Then at the reception, Charles proposes to Liza! But, of course, a ringaround dance with too many guests to count separates them. No answer until next season.
The entire season showed an evolution with the company not only falling into Kelsey’s hands but also it falling out. Once she had the power, it was always threatened by investors and authors alike skeptical about her leadership skills because she was “younger.” And she’s a woman. Though the show revolves around Liza lying about her age, it flipped to focus on Kelsey and how being a millennial can be a handicap, too. Showing how women have to be careful about every step and constantly prove themselves in the boardroom was brillinatly executed at this fictional publisher trying to stay afloat amid financial hardship.
The season finale hit a high with 1.2 million viewers on TV Land, making the series the top original ad-supported cable sitcom for women in the age demographics between 18-49 and 25-54, according to the network. The seventh season premiere date has yet to be announced. The first five seasons can be found on Hulu with subscription.