The Client List‘s renewal process seems to be at a pregnant pause.
Star Jennifer Love Hewitt, who is expecting a child with co-star and fiancé Brian Hallisay near the end of the year, reportedly wants her real-life baby daddy to play her fictional one on the Lifetime drama.
But here’s the rub
of Sugarland: Both the network and the show’s higher-ups haven’t decided how to handle her character’s on-screen pregnancy in the upcoming third season.
Per Deadline, neither party is inclined to agree with Hewitt’s idea: The showrunner is pushing co-star Colin Egglesfield, who plays Hewitt’s character’s brother-in-law/admirer Evan, as the pop of the new kid, while Lifetime execs haven’t yet decided how to handle its star’s pregnancy should the show move forward. The impasse is leading to a renewal delay.
“There are many story lines we are exploring,” Hewitt’s rep told the site. “So any suggestion that we are not doing our best to develop a great season is simply not accurate.”
The frothy series’ second season finale aired Sunday night with a total of 2 million viewers (opposite the NBA Finals and True Blood‘s season premiere), down from the previous season finale’s audience of 2.7 million.
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Jennifer Love Hewitt is pregnant! The actress is expecting her first child with boyfriend and Client List co-star Brian Hallisay, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
“We’re so thrilled and happy to start a family,” the couple said.
Hewitt, 34, began dating Hallisay 15 months ago after reconnecting on The Client List, on which he plays Hewitt’s estranged husband. They previously worked together on the short-lived NBC series Love Bites. Prior to that, Hewitt dated her Ghost Whisperer co-star Jamie Kennedy after ending her engagement to actor Ross McCall.
Hewitt is reportedly three months along, according to Us Weekly which first reported the news.