The Client List TV Show By | April 14, 2012

I had nothing to watch this afternoon so I decided to watch the pilot of a new TV series that we’ve just downloaded called “The Client List”.

I didn’t watch any trailers given that lately they’ve been more of spoilers than trailers really. We just had it on and watch it. Jennifer Love Hewitt is back as a happily married mother of two celebrating her footballer’s husband’s birthday in an All-American sunny backyard party.

The husband has recently busted his knee and lost his carrier and it is up to his wife whose job is a masseuse to make ends meet. Only the Spa she recently joined apparently have a “VIP client list” where she could give some “extras” and they will pay generously. She needs the money but her morale stops her from degrading herself and stooping too low.

The pilot was really good, it aired last Sunday 8 April and the way its filmed is very refreshing, just like a movie. It is based on a TV movie that in turn was based on a true story of a scandal in Texas. Anyways if you are looking for something new to add to your series list this could be it. I wonder why they started in April though, is it just me or is the US TV serieses timings are all messed up this year?

5 Responses to “The Client List TV Show”

  1. Umkhaloodie says:

    I was thinking the exact same thing, it used to be fall and january shows would start, now they seem to start somethig new or begin a new season almost straight after the last season has ended… It doesnt seem like we have to wait as long but still messy!

    • danderma says:

      I agree its quite confusing but now at least we have things to watch all year round I suppose.

  2. Jacqui says:

    Not only am I a Geek & Tech Guru but I also have a bit of TV Guru-ness in me as well so I’m here to explain this situation.

    P.S. Kudos to watching this show I recently posted my list of shows I’m watching 128 shows (arghh) and this one was a recent addition last week you stole my idea! 😛 Just kidding but well done and it was a nice TV Show it shocked me by how easily edesh el galb 😛

    Anyways in the US TV Shows are now following a new format and each network has one that they follow you see shows are now classified in 3 categories:

    1. Fall – Spring Shows = Those are the shows that air from September all the way until April/May and are usually on Cable Networks such as NBC; ABC; CBS; The CW; and Fox. These shows are generally given a 20+ episode order so they can last the whole year. Most of those shows are oldies and some are new pilots that do well once they air and so they are given full season orders.

    2. Mid-Season Shows = These shows are there to start when your Fall-Spring Shows go on break for (Xmas; March Madness [aka Football season]; Olympics; or whatever major event) and they are usually given smaller episode orders going from 8 episodes to 16 episodes as a max. Mid season shows are available on the major networks mentioned above but are also one of the main show features on Premium cable networks such as Showtime; HBO; Starz; and more. Shows that fall under this category are (Boss; Homeland; Don’t Trust the B– in Apt 23; Bent; Mad Men; The Borgias; Game of Thrones; etc.) And therefore “The Client List” which airs on Lifetime is classified as a Mid-Season show with a short episode order and one that will end before summer starts.

    3. Summer Shows = When all of our favorites go on a break (read: House; Desperate Housewives; 30 Rock; Community; Grey’s Anatomy; etc.) The summer becomes a boring place with nothing to watch so networks are now launching special seasons during that time. This season features the following shows: Weeds; True Blood; White Collar; Covert Affairs; Rookie Blue; and so much more. And again those shows are never more than 16 episodes.

    So sorry for the long comment but was finding a way to explain it ;P

    Thus; you seeing new shows launching at different times of the year; most of the new ones are being tested at that time and if they get an audience they get a season order and await the news to see if they were renewed or not and if they’re not then they go to the TV Show grave yard.

    I hope this helped babes and if you’ve got anymore questions don’t hesitate to ask!

    • danderma says:

      lool thank you hon, you do know your TV well! Good job :)

      • Jacqui says:

        But of course, it’s something I love hehe along with technology so I read up and stock well with all the needful information! 😛

        Fee more new shows coming out will keep you in the loop as to what to watch bs right now check out a new sitcom called “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23″ it was released last Wednesday and is insanely fun.. also “Best Friends Forever” it’s a fun comedy too.