The Client List

The Client List

  • TV-14
  • 2012
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.6  (11,122)

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.

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Seasons
Wild Nights are Calling
15. Wild Nights are Calling
June 16, 2013
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".
What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am
14. What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am
June 16, 2013
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.
Whatever It Takes
13. Whatever It Takes
June 9, 2013
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.
When I Say I Do
12. When I Say I Do
June 2, 2013
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.
I Miss Back When
11. I Miss Back When
May 19, 2013
In the aftermath of Lacey's attack, Riley convinces her to attend their high school reunion. When Taylor sees her soon to be ex-husband, Beau, moving on with another woman at the reunion, Riley is forced to intervene.
What Part of No?
10. What Part of No?
May 12, 2013
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.
Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy
9. Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy
May 5, 2013
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.
Heaven's Only a Sin Away
8. Heaven's Only a Sin Away
April 28, 2013
In the aftermath of her high-priced infidelity, Riley is surprised when Kyle shows up at home following his unexpected release from jail.
I Ain't Broke, But I'm Badly Bent
7. I Ain't Broke, But I'm Badly Bent
April 21, 2013
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.
Unanswered Prayers
6. Unanswered Prayers
April 14, 2013
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.
Hell on Heels
5. Hell on Heels
April 7, 2013
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.
My Main Trial Is Yet To Come
4. My Main Trial Is Yet To Come
March 31, 2013
Selena is skeptical of Riley's new hire, Nikki, and Riley attempts to maintain stability in the wake of all the new changes.
Cowboy Up
3. Cowboy Up
March 24, 2013
Linette stays with Riley while she recuperates after a car accident. Evan secretly accepts a dangerous job to lighten Riley's financial burden.
Who's Cheatin' Who?
2. Who's Cheatin' Who?
March 17, 2013
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.
Till I Make It On My Own
1. Till I Make It On My Own
March 10, 2013
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.
Season 1 Recap
0. Season 1 Recap
March 4, 2013
Get caught up on The Client List, television's hottest show; with this exclusive recap of everything you need to know about Season 1.
Description

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.The Client List is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on April 8, 2012.

Where to Watch The Client List

The Client List is available for streaming on the Lifetime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Client List on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, The Roku Channel Free, Google Play, Apple TV, Tubi TV and IMDb TV.

  • Premiere Date
    April 8, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (11,122)