Veteran actress Cybill Shephard makes a return to TV in the Lifetime series "The Client List." She plays Jennifer Love Hewitt's mom.
The show is about a young mom (Jennifer) whose husband walks out on her and she is about to lose the family home. She takes a job at a massage parlor and ends up doing "extras" to help make huge tips. Cybill's character brings a lot of sass to the show. She plays a five-time married woman who runs her own business.
The Client List, Lifetime's new original drama starring and executive produced by Golden Globe® Award nominee Jennifer Love Hewitt, officially opens for business on Sunday, April 8, at 10:00pm ET/PT. Golden Globe winner Cybill Shepherd (Cybill), Emmy® Award-winning actress Loretta Devine (Grey's Anatomy) and Colin Egglesfield (Something Borrowed) also star. Based on the network's hit 2010 original movie, Lifetime has ordered 10 episodes of The Client List.
The Client List is about Texas housewife "Riley Parks" (Hewitt), who, after being deserted by her husband, is left in serious financial straits and takes a job at a seemingly traditional day spa in a neighboring town. But when she realizes some of her co-workers also provide other services, Riley must make the difficult decision whether or not to embrace an opportunity for her to resolve her financial hardships. The series will follow Riley as she delicately balances a moral conflict between two starkly different lives -- one as a single mother in a conservative town struggling to provide for her family and the other as a savvy and ambitious businesswoman working with a raucous, sexy and unpredictable group of women. As Riley becomes more involved, she struggles while working in secrecy knowing her family and friends would disapprove of her decision. Shepherd stars as "Linette," Riley's mother; Devine plays "Georgia," the spa's feisty and disorganized owner; and Egglesfield portrays Riley's brother-in-law "Evan."
The Client List is executive produced by Hewitt, Dannielle Thomas (The Client List), Howard Braunstein (The Client List, The Informant!), Jordan Budde (GCB, 90210) and Efrem Seeger (Queer as Folk, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), with Fedora Films and Jaffe/Braunstein producing, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
In its July 2010 world premiere, the Lifetime Original Movie The Client List, for which Hewitt received a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category, averaged 3.9 million Total Viewers. The movie was produced by Fedora Films and Jaffe-Braunstein Entertainment.
Cybill Shepherd as "Linette"
Few women in the past three decades have charmed audiences like actress, musician, author, producer, model and beauty queen Cybill Shepherd. She has tackled a wide range of roles with an indomitable spirit that has cemented her icon status for an entire generation.
Shepherd has starred in three television series, including The Yellow Rose, Moonlighting, for which she won two Golden Globes® and an Emmy® nomination, and the self-titled show Cybill, for which she won a Golden Globe and three Emmy nominations and served as the show's executive producer. Her most recent credits include the successful 2010 Lifetime Original Movie The Client List, Mrs. Washington Goes to Smith and a recurring role on the ABC series Eastwick. For three seasons, she appeared on the Showtime series The L Word and has also made guest appearances on Psych, Samantha Who and Criminal Minds. Other film credits include Showtime's Open Window, the NBC telefilm Martha Stewart, Inc., Martha Behind Bars for CBS and the Lifetime Original Movie Nora Roberts' High Noon.
In 1971, Shepherd made her film debut in the acclaimed film The Last Picture Show, which led to starring roles in Taxi Driver, The Heartbreak Kid, Daisy Miller, Chances Are, Texasville, Alice, Married to It, Once Upon a Crime and Marine Life, just to name a few.
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Shepherd is a woman of many talents. Her theatrical experience includes starring roles in Shot in the Dark, The Seven Year Itch, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Lunch Hour, Vanities and Picnic. She has recorded 11 albums and has performed sold out concerts around the world. Her most recent, At Home with Cybill, was released in 2004 and is available on her website (www.cybill.com). In 2000, Shepherd released her memoir, Cybill Disobedience: How I Survived Beauty Pageants, Elvis, Sex, Bruce Willis, Lies, Marriage, Motherhood, Hollywood, and the Irrepressible Urge to Say What I Think. In 1968, she was named Model of the Year and has appeared on the covers of Life, Vogue, Glamour and People, among others.
Shepherd currently resides in Los Angeles.