Lifetime’s ‘Witches Of East End’ Renewed For Second Season

By | Friday November 22, 2013 @ 1:45pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Witches Of East EndLifetime is going two for two with its freshman scripted series. As expected, the cable network has given a second season pickup to drama Witches Of East End, starring Julia Ormond, Mädchen Amick, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Rachel Boston as a family of witches living in the secluded seaside town of East Haven. The series has received a 13-episode order for a 2014 premiere. “With its great story telling and amazing cast, Witches Of East End is leading a full-blown witch renaissance,” said Rob Sharenow, EVP and General Manager of Lifetime. Witches Of East End joins Lifetime’s freshman Devious Maids, which also has been renewed for a second season. One of Lifetime’s youngest skewing scripted series ever, with a median age of 46, Witches Of East End, from Fox 21, is averaging 3.0 million total viewers, 1.7 million Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 viewers, and 1.3 million Women 18-49 and Women 25-54 viewers on a Live+7 basis through five weeks. Read More »

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Lifetime Sets New Year’s Day Premiere For New Docu-Series ‘Kim Of Queens’

By | Thursday November 21, 2013 @ 9:54am PST

Pageant coach Kim Gravel stars in Lifetime‘s Kim Of Queens. The reality series focuses on Gravel’s mission to find talented young girls who might be passed over at first glance and transform them, with tough love and … Read More »

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A&E Networks Snags Six Premium Sponsors For ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Triple-Cast

By | Tuesday November 19, 2013 @ 9:55am PST

A&E Networks, revving up for its first ever triple-cast, of new four-hour two-night miniseries Bonnie & Clyde, announced today it had lined up six “premium sponsors” on the project — including the 20th Century Fox release of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, as well as, ironically,, plus Jeep Cherokee which will use the time to position itself as the “ultimate escape vehicle.”

Lifetime, A&E and History channels will simulcast the miniseries starting Sunday, December 8 at 9 PM ET. Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) and Holliday Grainger (The Borgias) star in the title roles of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, the infamous Depression-era outlaw couple; the cast also includes Holly Hunter (The Piano) and William Hurt (Too Big to Fail).

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Premiere Dates, Renewals & Other Cable News

By | Monday November 18, 2013 @ 2:22pm PST

Premiere dates have been set for TNT’s Dallas and Lifetime’s Lizzie Borden, TV One has announced a renewal for reality series R&B Divas, and … Read More »

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Hot TV Trailer: Lifetime’s ‘Flowers In The Attic’

By | Thursday November 14, 2013 @ 3:38pm PST

Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn star in Lifetime‘s original movie, adapted from V.C. Andrews’ controversial bestseller. Flowers In The Attic is the gothic tale of four siblings who are locked away to live in the attic of their grandparents’ mansion after a family tragedy. Forced to endure … Read More »

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Lifetime Orders New Fashion Reality Series Hosted By ‘Project Runway’s Tim Gunn

By | Wednesday November 13, 2013 @ 10:05am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Lifetime is further expanding the Project Runway franchise with Under The Gunn, a 13-episode new fashion series starring Project Runway co-host Tim Gunn, produced by Runway‘s Bunim/Murray and The Weinstein Co. and featuring Runway alumni. As for Gunn, who just won an Emmy with Runway co-host Heidi Klum, the new show, which premieres on January 16, does not mean a departure from the mothership series, on which he will carry on with his duties. This marks the third Project Runway offshoot on Lifetime, including Project Runway All Stars, now in its third season, and Project Accessory, which ran for one cycle. Read More »

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Eva Longoria Sells NBC Half-Hour Starring Comedian Erik Rivera, Lifetime Drama

By | Thursday November 7, 2013 @ 4:27pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Eva Longoria‘s UnbeliEVAble Entertainment has set up two more projects – a comedy at NBC and drama at Lifetime. The NBC project stars rising comedian Erik Rivera and is based on his life and standup. … Read More »

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Lifetime Greenlights ‘The Trip To Bountiful’ With Cicely Tyson & Vanessa Williams

By | Tuesday November 5, 2013 @ 10:49am PST

Production is currently underway in Atlanta on a television adaptation of Tony-nominated Broadway revival The Trip To Bountiful. It’s set to premiere on Lifetime in 2014. Original cast members Cicely Tyson and Vanessa WilliamsRead More »

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Lifetime’s ‘The Client List’ Cancelled After Two Seasons

By | Friday November 1, 2013 @ 12:23pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

There will be no third season of Jennifer Love Hewitt‘s Lifetime series The Client List. I hear it was a mutual decision between the network and producer Sony Pictures TV. While the show’s ratings slipped … Read More »

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David Arquette To Star In Lifetime Movie About ‘Happy Face Killer’ Keith Jesperson

By | Monday October 28, 2013 @ 12:51pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Before The Mentalist‘s Red John, there was 1990s serial killer Keith Hunter Jesperson, known as the “Happy Face Killer” because of the happy face he drew on a bathroom wall and in anonymous letters he sent to the media and prosecutors during his spree. David Arquette is set to portray the Canadian murderer in Happy Face (working title), a Lifetime original movie about the infamous case. Read More »

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Lifetime’s ‘Drop Dead Diva’ Renewed For Sixth Season

By | Friday October 25, 2013 @ 4:06pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

She keeps going! Lifetime’s comedic drama Drop Dead Diva has been picked up for a sixth season, and second post-cancellation with a 13-episode order. The pickup comes as Drop Dead Diva heads towards its fifth season finale … Read More »

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‘Wizard Of Oz’-Themed Drama ‘Red Brick Road’ In The Works At Lifetime

By | Friday October 11, 2013 @ 4:12pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Wizard Of Oz Lifetime Red Brick RoadEXCLUSIVE: The year of Wizard Of Oz continues with the sale of another high-profile Oz-themed drama project. Lifetime has put in development Red Brick Road, from the Wolper Organization, Vertigo Entertainment and Warner Horizon. Written by Tim Schlattman (Dexter) based on an concept by artist Rob Prior and executive produced by Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh, Red Brick Road is described as an edgy, Game Of Thrones take on the world of Wizard Of Oz. In the classic 1939 feature, when Dorothy set off for the Emerald City, she followed the Yellow Brick Road. But among the yellow bricks at Dorothy’s feet, there was also a swirl of red bricks. They’ve been there the whole time in plain sight. Unnoticed. Unexplored. Which raises the question — just where do they go? Red Brick Road will answer that by following Dorothy down that fateful path, taking her to the oldest, darkest and most dangerous parts of Oz to find what became of her friends who all have gone missing. Read More »

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Lifetime’s ‘Witches Of East End’ Debuts Solid, Showtime’s ‘Masters Of Sex’ Rises

By | Monday October 7, 2013 @ 4:24pm PDT

Looks like a bit of a spell was cast by Lifetime’s newest drama last night. With 1.9 million total viewers watching, the supernatural series Witches Of East End debuted Sunday. It was just down a touch from 2 million who tuned in for the June 23 premiere of Lifetime’s last soap Devious Maids. However, the Fox 21 series starring Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rachel Boston and Mädchen Amick was up in the key demos over the Marc Cherry-created Maids’ Sunday night summer debut. Witches drew 905,000 viewers among adults 18-49, 916,000 among adults 25-54, 718,000 among women 25-54 and 686,000 viewers among women 18-49. That’s up 10% over Maids in 18-49, 6% over 25-54 and 8% in women 18-49 25-54. The one-hour Witches is set to run for 10 episodes this fall. Like Devious Maids, Witches was down from the 2.8 million that watched the debut of Lifetime’s previous scripted premiere, The Client List, in April 2012. Read More »

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Lifetime’s ‘Army Wives’ Cancelled After Seven Seasons, Will Wrap Run With Special

By | Tuesday September 24, 2013 @ 2:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Army Wives CancelledLifetime‘s Army Wives will not be returning for an eighth season. To recognize the show, Lifetime’s longest running series, the network is planning a two-hour retrospective special with cast members that will air early next year. “There is no denying how special Army Wives has been to both Lifetime and the television landscape,” Lifetime’s EVP and GM Rob Sharenow said. “By taking on a very relevant and timely issue, it has brilliantly captured the challenges our military families endure and the bravery they and their loved ones display while serving our country.”

Through the years, Army Wives, which follows the struggles, dreams and friendships of a diverse group of women living with their spouses and families on an active Army post, has starred Catherine Bell, Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Wendy Davis, Brigid Brannagh, Kelli Williams, Brian McNamara, Sterling K. Brown, Brooke Shields, Ashanti and Torrey DeVitto. Last season marked the first without original co-star Delaney, with Bell as the only remaining original “wife.” The series was injected with new blood — Ashanti, Shields and DeVitto — but it was slow out of the gate with 2.26 million viewers for its premiere, down almost 1 million from last year, and couldn’t recapture Army Wives‘ former glory. Nevertheless, the ensemble drama had an impressive seven-year run and was used to launch a number of other shows.

Related: Lifetime’s ‘Drop Dead Diva’ Resurrected With Season 5 Order Read More »

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Lifetime’s ‘Devious Maids’ Hits Series Highs In Season 1 Finale

By | Monday September 23, 2013 @ 3:54pm PDT

Lifetime‘s Devious Maids pulled in 3.0 million viewers for its Season 1 finale last night, a series high. In addition, the Marc Cherry-created drama was up 50% vs. the program’s June 23rd premiere,  reaching series highs across … Read More »

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Hot TV Clip: ‘Bonnie & Clyde’

By | Monday September 23, 2013 @ 12:58pm PDT

Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger star as outlaw couple Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker in the upcoming four-hour two-part Bonnie & Clyde miniseries. It’s set to air Sunday, December 8th and Monday, December 9th at 9 PM simultaneously on A&E, Lifetime and History. Check out this first-look … Read More »

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Shiri Appleby To Topline Lifetime Pilot ‘Unreal’

By | Friday September 20, 2013 @ 8:16pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Shiri Appleby is set as the lead in Lifetime’s drama pilot Unreal, inspired by Sarah Gertrude Shapiro’s award-winning independent short Sequin Raze. Marti Noxon and Shapiro wrote Unreal, which … Read More »

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‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Miniseries Set For Dec. 8 And 9 On A&E, Lifetime & History

By | Wednesday September 18, 2013 @ 11:05am PDT

The four-hour two-part Bonnie & Clyde mini is set to air Sunday, December 8th and Monday, December 9th at 9 PM simultaneously on A&E,  Lifetime and History. Emile Hirsch (Into The Wild) and Holliday Grainger … Read More »

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Dystopian Future Drama ‘The Lottery’ From Timothy J. Sexton Gets Lifetime Pilot Order

By | Monday September 16, 2013 @ 2:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Lifetime has given a pilot order to The Lottery, a futuristic conspiracy thriller. Written by feature/longform writer Timothy J. Sexton (Children Of Men, Boycott), Lottery is set in a world destined for extinction as women have stopped havRead More »

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