Racy Cable Drama Series Gets the Ax THR
A cable drama series starring a veteran TV and film actress has been canceled. The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports that Lifetime has canceled the Jennifer Love Hewitt vehicle "The Client List."
Hewitt received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the 2010 Lifetime movie version of "The Client List," which spawned the series.
The series wrapped up its second season back in June, with Hewitt playing Riley Parks, a single mom working as a massage therapist.
"The decision to not move forward with the drama comes after lengthy negotiations with star and executive producer Hewitt," THR reports. "The actress had been in talks with producers about the creative direction of the storyline. Hewitt is engaged to co-star Brian Hallisay and wanted their real-life relationship and pregnancy written into the show. Hallisay started as a recurring character and was ultimately promoted to regular in season two."
Lifetime declined to comment for the story, but sources have indicated that Hewitt's vision for the series was at odds with that of other producers.
THR adds: "'The Client List's' cancellation comes as the female-skewing cable network recently axed its longest-running original scripted drama 'Army Wives' after seven seasons. The network recently renewed 'Drop Dead Diva' for a sixth season after temporarily canceling the drama after its fourth season. Additionally, 'Devious Maids' will return for a second season and [Lifetime] likely will renew freshman drama 'Witches of East End.'"
Hewitt's TV projects have included high-profile roles in "Party of Five" and "Ghost Whisperer," with her film resume including the "I Know What You Did Last Summer" movies.