Lifetime has revealed the premiere date for The Client List, its upcoming 10 episode drama based on the 2010 TV movieof the same name.
Beginning Sunday, April 8th at 10:00, we’ll get another look at Riley Parks (Jennifer Love Hewit), newly single mother who takes a job at a local day spa. Upon realizing that the spa is more scandalous than she initially thought, she has to figure out just how far she’ll go to support her children, as well as how to keep her life as mother and life as employee separate. The Client List also features Cybill Shepherd (Moonlighting) as Riley’s mother Lynette, Naturi Naughton (The Playboy Club) as Riley’s co-worker Kendra, Colin Egglesfield (Melrose Place) as Riley’s brother-in-law Evan, and Loretta Devine (Boston Public) as owner of the massage parlor Georgia.
The Client List will be Lifetime’s first new scripted series since The Protector and Against the Wall, both of which were cancelled after one season. Additionally, it’s Hewitt’s first starring TV role since Ghost Whisperer went off the air in 2010. She received a surprise Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for her performance in The Client List movie, a category eventually won by Claire Danes for her role in HBO’s Temple Grandin.
Two promo videos for the show have already been released, including a performance of Shirley Bassey’s “Hey Big Spender” that highlights Hewitt’s solid singing voice. There’s a third piece of promotional material yet to be released, but it should see the light of day before the series premiere.
Are you planning on giving The Client List a try? If you watched the original TV movie, did you think it could be made into a series? Does the promo already released give you more motivation to check out The Client List?