Premiere of a series following a 40-year-old single mom as she seeks to reenter the workforce by altering her appearance thanks to a makeover from her best friend.
Liza must market a veteran writer to a young audience, and tries to make an effort to find a more age-appropriate romance—even though her date with Josh is just about perfect.
Liza gets help from Maggie when she starts worrying about sex with Josh. Meanwhile, at the office, Kelsey goes to extremes to sign the next big author; and Diana tries online dating.
Liza keeps an eye on Kelsey when she celebrates an author acquisition with multiple shots of tequila. Meanwhile, Liza rethinks her feelings for Josh after a surprise encounter.
Liza neglects Maggie at an important time after joining Kelsey's inner circle; Diana anticipates the arrival of Empirical's publisher, whose impending divorce could put him back on the market soon.
Diana tasks Liza with staging a book-launch party for a difficult author. Meanwhile, Maggie has an encounter with an old crush who's now single; and Kelsey begins to fall for an author who's not available.
Liza needs to earn some quick cash when her ex comes up short on a tuition payment, but doesn't want Josh to get suspicious. Meanwhile, Kelsey continues her affair with an author.
Liza is asked to babysit by her publisher, which gives her a break from a twentysomething's life. Meanwhile, an award ceremony could put an end to Kelsey's affair with an author.
Liza visits her old book club in New Jersey to promote an unpublished author she discovered at work. Meanwhile, Josh gives Liza the cold shoulder after she insults his intelligence.
A bedbug scare creates some unusual sleeping arrangements for Liza, who has a hard time closing the deal on her first literary discovery.
Lauren plans a bat mitzvah that she never got to experience; Liza mulls a new career path; Kelsey struggles with the fallout from her affair.
In the Season 1 finale, Liza's lies finally catch up with her, which could doom her personal and professional prospects.