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The Jennifer Love Hewitt series The Client List has proven to be a big success for Lifetime, giving the "Television for Women" network their biggest hit in the ratings since the 2009 premiere of Drop Dead Diva. The show has proven to be such a hit that Lifetime recently renewed the series for a 2013 second season consisting of 15 episodes.

The show is a retelling of a previous Love Hewitt vehicle for Lifetime, the 2010 television film also titled The Client List, a drama based on a real-life prostitution scandal down in Odessa Texas. Both the film and the series center around the story of an unemployed massage therapist with children to feed that's in desperate need of work and saddled with a husband that is unable to help pay the bills, inspiring the sexy female protagonist to ultimately turn to plying her trade with men looking for sexual satisfaction. While the movie made it explicit that the Love Hewitt character Samantha Horton was working as a prostitute, the Lifetime series has tamed down protagonist Riley Parks and limited her to simply working in a morally-flexible massage parlor and providing her clients with "a little something extra" without really spelling out what all that "extra" entails.

While the show sometimes has Riley focusing less on the "massage" and more on the "therapist" end of her job, featuring sentimental scenes involving Riley talking to her male clientele about what it is that has driven them to seek relief from her, there's still plenty of tantalizing instances of Ms. Hewitt in the kinds of skimpy outfits she's been recently making famous on billboards for the show, and often while rubbing down hard-bodied men who look like they've just stepped out of a men's underwear advertisement. So there's something for everyone.

Ms. Hewitt is ably supported on the show by Boston Public/Grey's Anatomy actress Loretta Divine as the illicit massage parlor's worldly-wise owner, and also the ever-talented TV and film veteran Cybil Shepherd as Riley's slightly sassy southern mother.

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on Lifetime
2 Seasons, 26 Episodes
April 8, 2012
Drama
6.7/10
Cast: Jennifer Love Hewitt
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The Client List Full Episode Guide

  • With the prostitution task force closing in, Riley is desperate to shield her family from a vengeful competitor and protect her employees and customers from the law. Lacey finds out the truth of Riley's attack and Selena and Derek make a decision that could threaten their employment at "The Rub".

  • Riley risks becoming a target of a police investigation in an effort to prevent a strip club owner from blackmailing the client list's customers.Dale and Lacey are the recipients of exciting news and Derek wants to get more serious with Selena.

  • Riley volunteers at a charity golf tournament and discovers a judge's plans to create a task force that could put her and the Rub in serious jeopardy. Later, Travis tricks Kyle into hosting a sleepover.

  • Riley is preoccupied with planning Georgia and Harold's upcoming wedding. Kyle continues to search for a way to contribute financially to ease Riley's burdens. Meanwhile, Evan and Trimble go undercover in a massage parlor as part of a prostitution investigation.

  • Riley feels responsible when Lacey gets attacked by a man breaking into Riley's home, so she embarks on a mission to determine his identity.

  • As Riley attempts to let Kyle back into her life, Lacey has a hard time supporting her. Kyle turns to Dale to help him find a job. Meanwhile, Joey, an ex from Selena's past, shows up unexpectedly with demands.

  • In the aftermath of her high-priced infidelity, Riley is surprised when Kyle shows up at home following his unexpected release from jail.

  • When Riley bonds with a wealthy, single dad client, Dylan, she finds herself in a tempting situation. Meanwhile, Riley is overwhelmed when Kyle loses all his visiting privileges after fighting with a fellow inmate.

  • Dale's secretive behavior makes Lacey suspicious. Meanwhile, Riley forces Kyle to cooperate in a police investigation, even though it could jeopardize the safety of their family.

  • Riley seeks advice from Kyle when she discovers Linette's intentions for Katie to enter the Beaumont Belles Mother/ Daughter pageant. Meanwhile, Riley questions her feelings for Evan.

  • Selena is skeptical of Riley's new hire, Nikki, and Riley attempts to maintain stability in the wake of all the new changes.

  • Linette stays with Riley while she recuperates after a car accident. Evan secretly accepts a dangerous job to lighten Riley's financial burden.

  • Riley's secret life at the spa could be exposed when Detectives Monroe and Dunbar mistakenly assume Riley has information that would help their investigation against Kyle.

  • In the second season premiere, Riley's husband Kyle may be forced to go to prison. Riley concocts a risky plan in an attempt to keep her family together.

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  • Kyle comes back and is met with hostility by Riley and the family. Riley is put in charge of The Rub of Sugar Land when Georgia finds out that she's on the authorities close watch. This new responsibility for Riley threatens to expose her secret life.

  • Riley gives Dr. Mark a chance and agrees to go out with him. But what starts as an elegant date at a country club event, ends with her past coming back, turning Riley's world upside-down. Meanwhile, Dee Ann lands in hot water when she gets involved with a high-powered client. And Linette and Lacey face their first day of the "Reign of Taylor" at the Curl Up & Dry.

  • Riley and Selena's relationship is strained when Selena and Evan begin dating. Riley questions the lack of a male role model in the house when her son, Travis, gets caught in a "curious situation" with Taylor's daughter. Linette tries to compete with Taylor when she applies for a loan to buy the salon.

  • A co-workers announcement to elope leads Riley to ponder the imperfections of her marriage to Kyle. Meanwhile, the Curl Up & Dry Salon is up for sale, but Linette and Lacey balk at the perspective new buyer. Lacey reveals she has also been hiding a secret from Riley. Riley is concerned about a new girl in Evan's life. Riley coaches an insecure client on some basic dating techniques.

  • Georgia alerts Riley and the Spa Girls about a possible raid by the police. Meanwhile, Riley's two worlds collide when a friend finds Riley's hidden stash of cash. Dale encourages Evan to reveal his feelings for Riley, just as she starts to bond with a fellow single dad from school.

  • An unexpected massage mishap breaks the ice with a sexy, eligible client, leaving Riley questioning if she's ready to start dating. Meanwhile, Linette's relationship with Garrett seems to be lasting until damaging secrets from Garrett's past force Riley to intervene.

  • Riley doesn't want to deal with the rumors about Kyle.

  • Riley gets a promotion at The Rub. Katie, her daughter, starts misbehaving at school and Riley tries to find balance between her home life and work life.

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