Well, that’s an official wrap on Lifetime’s ‘The Client List.’ The network has chosen to cancel the series after two seasons.
The risque drama starring Jennifer Love Hewitt as leading lady Riley Parks focused on Parks as a single mother (before her husband, played by Brian Hallisay, returned home) dealing with life, her two kids and the ordeal of being left by her husband. Eventually, Parks turned to working as a masseuse at The Rub, but she did more than give traditional massages. Let’s just say her clients left happier than when they arrived.
According to Deadline, the cancellation was “a mutual decision between the network and producer Sony Pictures TV.” Yes, the show struggled to gain decent ratings during its second season, but Deadline is reporting the main reason for the show’s axe is due to “talent-related” issues.
Last June, it was made known that Lifetime and Sony TV were at a “creative standoff’ with Hewitt over her storylines for the third season (if it were picked up). As most know, Hewitt, who was also an executive producer on the show, is pregnant and engaged in real-life to Hallisay aka the actor who played her hubby on the series. Reportedly, Hewitt wanted Hallisay to also play Riley’s baby daddy on ‘The Client List.’ Deadline is reporting that the above issues led to creative differences and “became too much for Lifetime and Sony TV, leading to today’s formal cancellation.”
The series also starred Loretta Devine, Colin Egglesfield, Rebecca Field, Cybill Shepherd, Alicia Lagano and Greg Grunberg.
Are you sad to see ‘The Client List’ go?