updated 02/26/2013 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/26/2013 AT 11:05 AM ET
“It’s been so long!”
So says Hilary Duff’s character, Rachel, in this teaser clip for Tuesday’s episode of Raising Hope on Fox.
And it’s true for Duff as well, as this marks her first acting role since giving birth to son Luca last March.
Duff, 25, plays the ex-girlfriend of Jimmy, played by Lucas Neff. Jimmy still holds a grudge – seven years after Rachel dumped him. But it turns out some meddling from third parties caused the breakup in the first place.
This is her first scripted TV gig since a guest role on Community in 2010. She also appeared as a guest judge on Project Runway this past September.