The Client List: Season Three Renewal in Jeopardy

Client List season 3 or canceled?While season two of The Client List didn’t perform as well as the first year, the ratings aren’t what could cause the Lifetime show to be cancelled.

Featuring the talents of Jennifer Love Hewitt, Colin Egglesfield, Loretta Devine and Cybill Shepherd, the second season of The Client List averaged 2.06 million viewers with a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic. That’s down from year one’s 2.51 million and 0.9 demo rating.

According to Deadline, the third season renewal is being held up because Lifetime and the producers are trying to figure out how to handle Hewitt’s real-life pregnancy. The actress is more than three months along.

Hewitt, who is also an executive producer on The Client List, wants her real-life fiancĂ© Brian Hallisay to be the fictional baby’s dad as well. Playing Kyle Parks, Hallisay started as a recurring performer but then became a series regular.

This demand is at odds with the plans of Client List’s showrunner who wants Colin Egglesfield’s character (Evan Parks) to be the dad. Lifetime hasn’t made a decision yet but reportedly doesn’t want Hallisay.

Supposedly both sides are willing to walk away over this disagreement but a representative for Hewitt said, “There are many story lines we are exploring… So any suggestion that we are not doing our best to develop a great season is simply not accurate.”

What do you think? Which character should be the baby daddy? Do you think the series should be cancelled or renewed for a third season?

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  1. cristina says

    Please don’t cancel the show!!!!!!!!!! it’s great, I love this show. Evan should be the dad, it makes the show more interesting. the twist and turns on how to handle that would be great to see. Evan is hot and he would be a great that for the show. Please, please please don’t cancel the show. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Heather Martinez says

    Please do not cancel the show it’s my fav. my mother and I get together every week to watch it. I think the 50k client should be the father. def NOT Kyle maybe he shouldn’t have left his family if he doesn’t want to deal with the consequences ……

  3. Anonymous says

    Agree! Pls DO NOT CANCEL THE SHOW!nand PLS MAKE EVAN THE DADDY! I just love their chemistry on screen!!!

  4. Nicole says

    Please don’t cancel this show!!!! I looked forward to Sunday evenings ! I would have ALL kids in bed and chores finished so I could watch it. Im in the air on who should be the baby’s dad, at the beginning of the season I would of picked Evan but I’m liking Riley and Kyle together. But it would make a good twist if Riley and Evan started something back up and Kyle found out the baby wasn’t his. Can’t wait to watch it all unfold!!!!

  5. jodie says

    Don’t cancel the show EVER!!!!!!! Intact the seasons are to far spread out… Also totally agree, the 50K client should be the Dad….

  6. Eileen says

    I love the show and look forward to watching each week. I think Evan should be the dad, I’m sure they can work that in the storyline with no trouble. A few new twists will always make a great storyline—–The show is a winner *********************:)

  7. says

    Ending it after season 2 that would just be down right rude! I think that Evan should be the father, I think that is what the show needs is a twist. I love this show plz dont end it.

  8. Briann Brown says

    I think the show should keep going! Evan should be the father of Riley’ s baby. And I agree Lacey should have her own child. I also think that they should make an episode where Kyle finds out what Riley realy does for a living.

  9. Cassie says

    I think season 3 of Client List should be renewed. There are so much unfinished ends. You still have the Rich Guy, Lacey and her new life with the adopted baby and maybe even have one of her own. Kyle and Riley was just starting to get things started again it wont be a great idea to just end it like that.

  10. Kara says

    I watch the show religiously. I think Kyle, Riley’s husband should be the baby’s dad. I love the way Kyle was just getting back into Riley and the kids life. You could really feel the life between them. I do not think Evan should be the baby’s dad, it would throw everything off and be a bad deal.

  11. Barbara Van says

    Evan should be the father. I want to see them together. I love their characters.
    Also I want Lacey to have her own baby too. After adopting a baby I hope she gets pregnant also and has a baby girl and Riley has a boy.

  12. Renee says

    Kyle should be the father considering she never slept with evan and ive started to like them two more. As for the rich guy he should be in the past. And the main point kyle is soooo much hotter!!

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