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Saturday, March 09, 2013

"The Client List": Enter Jennifer Love Hewitt


Sneak Peek more new Season 2 images and footage featuring actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, producer and star of the 'massage parlor' TV series "The Client List".


The series returns for a second season debut on Lifetime, March 10, 2013.


"There’s a lot of danger, a lot of intrigue, a lot of sexiness," said Love Hewitt about the upcoming season's 15 new episodes.


Based on the 2010 TV film of the same name, the series follows 'Riley Parks' (Jennifer Love Hewitt), who begins work in a day spa in a local town after her husband abandons her and their children, leaving her in financial debt.

 She quickly realizes that the spa gives much more than massages, but works with the parlor's owner in order to keep food on the table. While helping to run the business, she struggles to discreetly balance two lives – a single mother who must provide for her family and a strong businesswoman working in a 'unique' sex-for-hire business.


"There is a really good love triangle," said Love Hewitt about Season 3. "We've got fun, sexy, people coming up."


The series was previously the subject of a nationwide campaign by licensed massage therapists to stop the show, asserting that, "...'The Client List' is a series that perpetuates the misconception that Massage Therapy includes inappropriate sexual contact...'The Client List' is a huge step backwards..."


Lifetime responded with, "...for many years, Lifetime television has explored the complexity of women's lives and their stories through fiction and non-fiction movies, series and programs. The Client List is a fictionalized story about the experiences of a single mother as she unexpectedly faces dire economic circumstances. The series also features a broad range of characters with alternative points of view who make different choices. The Client List is not intended to depict any specific spa or massage entity, nor in any way demean or disparage the therapeutic massage profession and its benefits and contributions to the health and wellness industry..."


From Fedora Films, Jaffe-Braunstein Entertainment, Sony Pictures Television and ITV Studios, "The Client List" was created by Suzanne Martin and developed by Jordan Budde, starring Love Hewitt, Loretta Devine, Colin Egglesfield, Rebecca Field, Naturi Naughton, Alicia Lagano, Kathleen York, Brian Hallisay and Cybill Shepherd.  Executive producers are Love Hewitt, Budde, Dannielle Thomas, Howard Braunstein, Michael Jeffe and AJ Rinella.


Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Client List"...