Hotly Anticipated Hit Series The Client List, Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Comes to Canada

Series Premieres Sunday, September 2 at 10pm ET/PT Exclusively on Lifetime®

Part of Lifetime's Inaugural Fall Schedule, The Client List Joins a Powerful Lineup of Acclaimed Scripted Series, Exclusive Hit Reality Shows and Movies

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TORONTO, Aug. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - The steamy hit series The Client List, starring and executive-produced by Golden Globe®-nominated actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer), makes its Canadian premiere on Sunday, September 2 at 10pm ET/PT exclusively on Lifetime®. Based on the Lifetime movie of the same name for which Hewitt garnered a Golden Globe® nomination, The Client List also stars Golden Globe® -winning actress Cybill Shepherd, Colin Egglesfield (Something Borrowed, Melrose Place, All My Children), Emmy® award-winning actress Loretta Devine (Grey's Anatomy, Boston Public) and Rebecca Field (American Reunion, October Road).

Abandoned by her husband, Riley Parks (Hewitt) finds herself struggling to make ends meet for her young family. Taking a job at a day spa, she soon learns that the parlour offers more than just traditional massage therapy. With bills piling up and the threat of losing the family home becoming a reality, Riley finds herself struggling to balance two disparate worlds - one that revolves around providing for her kids and the other around the massage parlour and its special clientele. Keeping both worlds separate is trickier than expected as she's not the only one harbouring secrets.

With the help of her tough-talkin' mother (Shepherd), best friend Lacey (Field), brother-in-law Evan (Egglesfield), spa owner Georgia (Devine) and spirited co-workers, Riley learns to cope with the challenges of being a single mother and soon finds herself adapting to her new life of independence.

The first season of The Client List aired this past spring on Lifetime in the U.S. to massive ratings success, delivering Lifetime's strongest freshman season for an original series since 2009 (among Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and Women 25-54)* and during its run was cable's number one drama among Women 18+ in the Sunday 10pm time period.**

The Client List is executive produced by Jennifer Love Hewitt, John Tinker, Jordan Budde, Efrem Seeger, Howard Braunstein and Dannielle Thomas, with Fedora Films and Jaffe/Braunstein producing, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

As part of Lifetime Canada's inaugural fall schedule, The Client List joins a powerful line up of acclaimed scripted series, exclusive hit reality shows and movies.  Other enticing new series coming this fall include: Dance Moms, Dance Mom: Miami, The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet and original movies Liz & Dick, Ring of Fire and Steel Magnolias. At launch, Lifetime will be available on a three-month free preview in nearly 10 million homes across the country.

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*4/8/12- 6/17/12 vs. 7/12/09- 10/11/09
**4/8/12- 6/17/12

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