Lifetime has pulled the plug on The Client List. There won’t be a third season of the Jennifer Love Hewitt drama.
The Client List began as a Lifetime movie and then became a TV series. It follows a housewife and mom (Hewitt) who’s abandoned by her husband. To support her family, she starts working at a spa that turns out to offer more than just massages. Others in the cast include Loretta Devine, Colin Egglesfield, Rebecca Field, Naturi Naughton, Alicia Lagano, Kathleen York, Brian Hallisay, and Cybill Shepherd.
The third season renewal was supposedly being held up because Lifetime and the producers were trying to figure out how to handle Hewitt’s real-life pregnancy. Hewitt, who is also an executive producer, wanted the character played by her real-life fiancé Brian Hallisay to be the fictional baby’s dad as well.
This demand is at odds with the plans of Client List’s showrunner who wanted Colin Egglesfield’s character to be the dad.
According to Deadline, Lifetime and Sony TV became tired of the dispute and have now pulled the plug.
Since season two of Client List finished in June, Lifetime has found success with two new series — Devious Maids and Witches of East End — so they probably feel like they no longer need Client List.
What do you think? Are you sorry that The Client List has been cancelled?