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The Client List: Season 1 (2012)




Critic Consensus: The Client List is neither sizzle nor steak, lacking the raciness needed to sell an already soapy premise.


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Series 1 of Lifetime's provocative series drama "The Client List" introduces Riley Parks (Jennifer Love Hewitt), a Texan housewife. Husband Kyle (Brian Hallisay) proves his unreliability by leaving home when the family hits hard times. In need of income, Riley takes a job as masseuse at local spa The Rub, and learns that many of the female staffers prostitute on the side. Undaunted, she continues her employment and becomes a call girl - while juggling work and family. Ongoing stories in the first season include Riley's complex relationship with ex-brother-in-law Evan (Colin Egglesfield), Riley's mother Lynette's (Cybill Shepherd) romantic involvement with suitor Garrett (Brian Kerwin), rumors that emerge about Kyle's past, and ultimately, former Rub owner Georgia's (Loretta Devine) investigation by the authorities. Meanwhile, Kyle reappears and attempts to put things right.


Brian Kerwin
as Garrett
Jon Prescott
as Dr. Mark
Desi Lydic
as Dee Ann
Betty White
as Ruth Gibbons
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Critic Reviews for The Client List: Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

Okay, delicious trash, perhaps. But still, trash.

April 8, 2012 | Full Review…

This is just fun, laughs, a good time.

April 8, 2012 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Client List has ample hokum throughout, although veterans Shepherd and Devine often make it easier to swallow.

April 8, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

... essentially a racy soap opera with a Texas drawl, a lot of girl bonding and family crises, and a few hunky cowboys.

April 21, 2017 | Full Review…

There's not much to see here. Get on The Client List only to see some ripped abs; everything else is nonsense.

April 8, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's all soapy nonsense of course, but there's something strangely addictive about the show's relentless sunniness and lack of shame about its cliched storylines and prurient setting.

February 26, 2013 | Full Review…

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