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Tuesday, February 26, 2013


SABC3 is to present the South African premiere of a new drama series, The Client List, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt as a single mother who goes to work as a massage therapist to make ends meet.

Hewitt (The Ghost Whisperer, Heartbreakers, I Know What You Did Last Summer) heads up a star-studded cast that also features three-time Golden Globe Award®-winning actress Cybill Shepherd, best known for her roles in Moonlighting and Cybill as well Emmy -winning Loretta Devine of Waiting to Exhale and Greys Anatomy.

In The Client List, based on the 2010 film of the same name that earned Hewitt a Golden Globe nomination, she stars as Riley Parks, a Texas housewife who has been abandoned by her husband and left in serious financial straits. To survive, she takes a job at The Rub, a seemingly ordinary day spa in a neighbouring town only to find out that some of her co-workers are offering their male clients a little something extra to make cash on the side.

Riley is faced with a moral dilemma: join in and start offering value-added services that aren’t on the official spa menu, or continue struggling to put food on the table for her two children.

The series pivots around this ethical tug-of-war as Riley embarks on a double life teeming with secrets: she must balance being a respectable single mom in a conservative community with being a savvy, ambitious businesswoman working in a frowned-upon enterprise with a bunch of raucous women. She soon learns that money talks, pleasure sells and discretion is everything.

Shepherd stars as Riley’s five-times-married mother, Linette Montgomery, who works at a hair salon, while Loretta Devine features as Georgia Cummings, the owner of the massage parlour.

The first season of The Client List, comprising 10 episodes, starts airing on March 5 at 21h00 on SABC3.