The Client List is based on Lifetime’s two hour TV movie of the same name, which originally aired on the network on July 19, 2010 to 3.9 million viewers. The weekly series stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, Cybil Sheppard, Loretta Devine and Colin Egglesfield and revolves around Riley Parks, who, after being deserted by her husband takes a job at a seemingly traditional day spa in a neighboring town, but she soon discovers that the spa is merely a front for other “services” being offered by the employees.
The renewal comes as no surprise as the series premiered to strong numbers back in March, with the premiere episode bringing 2.8 million total viewers and a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demo. Lifetime had a lot resting on the success of the series, as the network was desperate to find a new hit show to anchor their growing drama line-up, a role that had previously been filled by the ageing Army Wives. The show’s success is in stark contrast to the two new drama series Lifetime tried to launch last year, The Protector and Against The Wall, both of which failed to find much of an audience and were cancelled after just one season.
Speaking of the renewal, Nancy Dubuc, President and General Manager of Lifetime Networks said: “The Client List represents everything we want to be – fresh, exciting and original with attitude. We love Jennifer and this series, and are equally thrilled that they have connected with our audience, especially as we express our new brand, ‘Your Life. Your Time.’”
While series star and executive producer Jennifer Love Hewitt added: “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.”
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