Everyone's got something to hide, and Riley Parks is no exception. Jennifer Love Hewitt plays Riley, a single mother, living in a small Texas town and leading a shocking double life. Her secret would send shockwaves through the community and possibly land her in jail if it was ever exposed. Riley's taken a job at a seemingly traditional day spa, but soon realizes that the parlor offers a little more than just massage therapy. It's not the happy ending she was expecting, but it does open her eyes to a world she's never seen before.
The series follows Riley balancing these two worlds: one that revolves around her kids and family, and the other that revolves around the massage parlor and it's special clientele. These two worlds couldn't be farther apart, yet she's totally comfortable in both. Keeping them separate...now that's the tricky part as she discovers she's not the only one with secrets.
In 2010 the Lifetime channel aired a telefilm called The Client List
, based on a real-life 2004 Texas prostitution scandal, and early in 2011 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released that production on DVD
. The TV movie and the DVD were well received, so Lifetime decided to move forward with turning the story into a weekly TV series...but with significant changes.
The network, the show title, the general premise, the star (Jennifer Love Hewitt) and the actress playing the main character's mother (Cybill Shepherd) were all the same. But the rest of the cast changed, as did the name of all the characters...including the characters played by Hewitt and Shepherd! But in April 2012, Lifetime debuted broadcasts for their revamped version of the story with The Client List - The Complete 1st Season
, and it's done well enough to be renewed for a second season next year...and for a DVD to be planned as well! Sony hasn't officially announced the 3-disc set as of this writing, so we don't have a date or all the details yet. But the cost is $45.99 SRP, and you can pre-order it from Amazon using the button link immediately below. Package art, courtesy of Amazon, is underneath that. Our thanks to one of our readers, "Billy," for the heads-up!