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Lifetime Boosting Movies in 2004-05

Apr 19, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Lifetime Television on Thursday outlined its 2004-05 season, unveiling plans to boost the number of Lifetime original movies by 50 percent and introducing a new reality series from the producers of “American Idol.”
During an upfront presentation in New York that featured a live performance by hip-hop singer Ashanti, the network said all four of its original dramas are returning next season and that it will increase the number of original movies to 19 from 12.
Among the movies planned are “Caught in the Act,” starring Lauren Holly, who portrays real-life Tennessee private investigator Janice Holt; “Baby for Sale,” starring Dana Delany in a film about a sting operation involving a baby-selling ring; and “Miracle Run,” which features Mary-Louise Parker as a mother who champions the cause of her autistic twin sons.
In addition, Lifetime is introducing a new reality series to complement the returning series “Merge” and “Head 2 Toe.” The new show, “How Clean Is Your House?” is produced by “American Idol” producer FremantleMedia North America and is a British import that features the original British hosts, Kim Woodburn and Aggie Mackenzie.