Jennifer Love Hewitt’s massage therapist-turned-prostitute drama “The Client List” has been canceled by Lifetime after two seasons.
The show’s second season, which averaged 2.05 million viewers per episode, ended in June. However there had been a delay in making a decision about a third season.
Hewitt and Brian Hallisay, her costar and fiance, are expecting a baby in December. Hewitt’s pregnancy and how to handle the situation on-screen contributed to the delay, according to a report on Deadline. Some of the creative conflicts involved who would play the father of Hewitt’s character’s new child in the show.
Originally based on a true prostitution scandal in Texas in 2004, a Lifetime movie of the same name starred Hewitt. That 2010 film’s high ratings led to a regular series in 2012, in which Hewitt played a similar, but different, character.
The series had not been without controversy, with a group of licensed massage therapists protesting the series’ depiction of massage therapy and prostitution.