The female-centric network has placed a 10-episode order for a drama series based on last year’s flick to premiere in 2012.
Hewitt will both reprise her Client List role — which earned the actress a Golden Globe nomination — and serve as executive producer of the project. Additionally, Lifetime has inked a development deal with Hewitt’s production company Fedora Films.
Client List tells the scandalous story of a strapped-for-cash housewife who runs a prostitution ring day spa after her husband abandons her.
Hewitt was most recently in the running to join NBC’s revamped Law & Order: SVU as a new sex crimes detective, but Chase alumna Kelli Giddish ultimately landed the role.