Nellie Andreeva

Lifetime has passed on hourlong pilot The Secret Lives Of Wives starring Kim Raver and Salli Richardson. Inspired by the book by Iris Krasnow, Secret Lives Of Wives explores the unvarnished truth behind the marriages of four different women — Michelle (Raver), Reed (Richardson), Keaton (Amber Clayton) and Jessie (Lauren Bittner). The pilot was written by Jill Gordon and produced by Lin Pictures in association with Warner Horizon Television. Lifetime seems to be cleaning house before it picks up its next new scripted series. Just yesterday, the network cancelled dramedy Drop Dead Diva after four seasons. The hourlong pilots that have been completed and are in contention for a series order are the Renee Zellweger-produced Cinnamon Girl as well as Witches Of East End. Lifetime also has pilot HR, which is still casting, and movie/backdoor pilot Stalkers, which premieres in the spring. Lifetime’s other movie/backdoor pilot, An Amish Murder, which aired earlier this month, will not be going to series. Secret Lives was one of two hourlong pilots with similar themes and titles ordered this past summer, along with NBC’s The Secret Lives Of Husbands And Wives, whose fate has not been determined.

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