The Client List is an American television drama series based on the 2010 television film of the same name created by Suzanne Martin and developed by Jordan Budde which follows Riley Parks, who begins work in a day spa in a local town after her husband abandons her and quickly realises that the spa gives much more than massages, but works with the owner in order to keep food on the table.
The series aired in the USA on Lifetime from 8 April, 2012 to 16 June, 2013. There are 25 hour-long episodes in two seasons.
The Client List premiered in South Africa on SABC3 on Tuesday 5 March 2013, at 21h00. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 2 premiered on SABC3 on Tuesday 20 May 2014, at 21h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 15 episodes in the second and final season.
Riley Parks is back!
After last season's cliffhanger finale, Season 2 of The Client List promises to be no easier for Riley Parks (Jennifer Love Hewitt) at home or at work.
The Texas single mother of two who, after being deserted by her husband and left in financial straits, took a job at a seemingly traditional day spa only to learn that sexual favours are being offered there on the side.
After her estranged husband Kyle (Brian Hallisay) returns, for better or for worse, Riley must walk the fine line between her anger and love for him and the romantic feelings she has for her brother-in-law Evan (Colin Egglesfield).
Riley also takes a larger role at the spa, resulting in added power, responsibility and burden, further complicating her life.
New threats abound this season and trust becomes an overwhelming issue for Riley as everyone, even those she believes she can count on the most, seems to be hiding their own secret.
Also starring in The Client List are Golden Globe winner Cybill Shepherd as Riley's mother Linette and Emmy Award-winning actress Loretta Devine as The Rub of Sugar Land's owner Georgia.
Based on Lifetime's hit 2010 original movie, The Client List is executive produced by Hewitt, Dannielle Thomas (The Client List), Howard Braunstein (The Client List, The Informant!), Ed Decter (In Plain Sight, There's Something About Mary), John J. Strauss (In Plain Sight, There's Something About Mary), Michael Reisz (In Plain Sight, Boston Legal) and Allan Arkush (Heroes, Crossing Jordan), who also serves as director, with Fedora Films and Jaffe/Braunstein producing, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
It was developed by Jordan Budde.
Season 1 (10 episodes)
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 5 Mar 2013 | Finale: 7 May 2013 | Tue, 21h00/21h30
Season 2 (15 episodes)
Channel: SABC3 | Premiere: 20 May 2014 | Finale: 26 Aug 2014 | Tue, 21h30