Category: Lifetime

Lifetime renews 'The Client List' for a second season

Lifetime renwes The Client List

Lifetime is leaving more money on the table for "The Client List"--the network has renewed the sudser for a second season.

The series, which stars Jennifer Love Hewitt as a masseuse who knows how to target the love handle area, will run next year with 15 episodes. 

Hewitt said in a statement: “I couldn’t be happier about Lifetime’s decision to renew The Client List for a second season.  It has been so much fun working with such a great cast and crew on the wonderful stories we tell, and I’m ready to see where The Client List takes all of us next year.”

The drama's April premiere as a weekly drama drew 2.8 million total viewers, making it the network's most-watched series launch since "Drop Dead Diva" on July 12, 2009, according to the network. It's season-to-date average has hovered around 2.7 million.


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Photo: Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, star of the new series "The Client List" appearing on the Lifetime channel, is photographed on the set at Calvert Studios in Van Nuys on March 9. Credit: Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times

Lindsay Lohan to play Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime biopic

Lindsay Lohan to star as Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime biopic
Spritz some "White Diamonds" in the air: Lindsay Lohan will play Elizabeth Taylor in a Lifetime biopic, the network announced Monday.

The actress will star as the Hollywood icon in "Liz & Dick," a TV movie based Taylor's romance with Richard Burton — the only man Taylor loved enough to marry and divorce twice. The couple met on the set of "Cleopatra," with Taylor playing the eyeliner-heavy queen against Burton's Marc Antony.

Production is set to begin in early June in Los Angeles and LiLo might be as happy as she was the day her legal troubles ended last month after five years of court visits and questionable pantsuits judging from her statement: "I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor. She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well. I am very honored to have been asked to play this role."

Speculation surfaced in January that the 25-year-old,who revolutionized ankle-monitor fashions, was in talks to play Taylor in the made-for-TV movie.  It's the latest movement in Lohan's comeback trail — the troubled actress hosted "Saturday Night Live" in March. She is also slated to guest star on "Glee" next month, playing a meta version of herself while serving as a judge during a nationals competition.

"We are thrilled Lindsay will portray beloved Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor,” Lifetime executive vice president of programming Rob Sharenow said. "She is one of the rare actresses who possesses the talent, beauty and intrigue to capture the spirit of such a provocative icon."


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Bristol Palin joins Lifetime for new docuseries about her life

Bristol Palin is following in her mother's footsteps, starring in her own reality show.

The daughter of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be the focus of "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp," a Lifetime docuseries that the network says will offer "an exclusive, rare glimpse into Bristol Palin's real life as a young single mother forging her own way into the world while living under the constant spotlight as a member of one of America's most high-profile families."

A Lifetime release said that the show will feature "never-before-granted access to Bristol's real-life experiences growing into womanhood," and will show her adjusting to life in Alaska, as she raises her toddler Tripp and deals with her family. "Steadfastly moving forward both personally and professionally, Bristol will be confronted by the many difficult life decisions people must make regarding parenthood, family, relationships and career."

Ten half-hour episodes have been ordered. No air date has yet been announced.

The Lifetime series will be the second reality show involving Palin. A previous Bio Channel series, in which she moved to Los Angeles with her son to live with fellow "Dancing With the Stars" contestant Kyle Massey, never aired. The series was to have shown Palin working at a small charity.


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