Lifetime Greenlights “Girl in Room 13”





Lifetime Greenlights “Girl in Room 13” Starring Anne Heche, Larissa Dias and Max Montesi
Under the Broader Focus initiative, Lifetime also reunites with Elisabeth Rohm for her third directorial project with the network.
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME GREENLIGHTS “GIRL IN ROOM 13” STARRING ANNE HECHE, LARISSA DIAS AND MAX MONTESI

INSPIRED BY ACTUAL EVENTS, ELISABETH ROHM RETURNS TO DIRECT

AS PART OF STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN CAMPAIGN, LIFETIME WILL CREATE A NEW PSA IN SUPPORT OF POLARIS PROJECT AND THE NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE
Los Angeles, CA (June 9, 2022) – Lifetime greenlights the new Ripped from the Headlines movie, Girl in Room 13, a film inspired by actual events, exploring the dark underworld of the $150-billion-dollar human trafficking industry. Returning to Lifetime, Emmy nominee Anne Heche stars as Janie and Larissa Dias stars as her daughter Grace, who is abducted by Richie (Max Montesi) for human trafficking. Under the Broader Focus initiative, Lifetime also reunites with Elisabeth Rohm for her third directorial project with the network, having previously directed 2021’s Girl in the Basement and Switched Before Birth. Debuting in fall 2022, Girl in Room 13 will bring to light important issues and continue to drive messaging for network’s Stop Violence Against Women campaign.

Girl in Room 13 is the latest movie in Lifetime’s successful “Girl In” franchise which included Girl in the Basement, Girl in the Shed, Girl in the Box and Girl in the Bunker among others.

Inspired by actual events, Girl in Room 13 examines the story of Grace (Dias), who was addicted to opioids after her doctor prescribed them for a sports injury at a very young age and after three stints in rehab, she is finally ready to turn her life around. Under the watchful eye of her mother, Janie (Heche), Grace takes on a job at her family’s restaurant. But her past will not let her go and when her friend coerces her into meeting her former love interest and drug dealer, Richie (Montesi), she finds herself imprisoned in a hotel room with no way out. Held captive, Richie repeatedly violates Grace, forces her to consume drugs and alcohol, and starves her — all to break her down so that she becomes compliant and can be sold into human trafficking. Refusing to give up on her daughter even when her husband and the local police believe Grace has returned to a life of using, Janie starts an all-out hunt to find Grace. Stopping at nothing, Janie discovers the dark world of human trafficking and the shocking statistics about its widespread victims and its unexpected accomplices.

Heche returns to Lifetime having previously starred in 2004’s Gracie’s Choice with Kristen Bell, 2006’s Fatal Desire with Eric Roberts and 2011’s Girl Fight with James Tupper. Dias also previously starred in Family Pictures in 2019, reuniting her with Rohm who also starred in the movie.

Girl in Room 13 is produced for by Motel Productions Inc for Lifetime. Tim Johnson, Stacy Mandelberg and Yvonne Chotzen serve as executive producers. The film is written by Maria Nation (The Gabby Douglas Story) and will be directed by Elisabeth Rohm.

In 2020 reporter Carmen Neithammer reported in Forbes that global statics on human trafficking are on the rise and the International Labor Organization estimates that there are currently 25 million victims worldwide, including men, women and children. The $150 billion dollar business of human trafficking knows no bounds and traffickers use banks, transportation, hotels rooms and social media to lure in their victims, often involving legitimate services and companies.

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About Lifetime

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



“Five Guys a Week” – Lifetime’s Newest Relationship Series – Premieres July 13





“Five Guys a Week” – Lifetime’s Newest Relationship Series – Premieres July 13
In the totally immersive social experiment that redefines relationship television, “Five Guys a Week,” one adventurous and very eligible lady invites five bachelors to move into her home.
[via press release from Lifetime]
ROMANCE BLOOMS IN THE REAL WORLD WITH A BRAND NEW WAY TO MEET “MR. RIGHT” IN THE PREMIERE OF LIFETIME’S NEWEST RELATIONSHIP SERIES “FIVE GUYS A WEEK”

Series Debuts July 13, Airing Wednesdays Immediately Following New Episodes of Married at First Sight

Los Angeles, CA (June 2, 2022) – A longtime leader in relationship programming, Lifetime continues to expand its unscripted programming lineup with the premiere of Five Guys a Week. Based on Fremantle’s international hit show, the immersive new dating series premieres on Wednesday, July 13 at 10/9c, following new episodes of Married at First Sight. Centering on a new leading woman each episode, the show follows her as she dates 5 men – at the same time – over the course of a week. The twist? They all move into her home.

In the totally immersive social experiment that redefines relationship television, Five Guys a Week, one adventurous and very eligible lady invites five bachelors to move into her home. With the men comes dating chaos: crowded bathrooms, sleeping on the floor, cooking and sharing meals together – and of course cocktail hour – as each guy vies for attention in the hope of being The One!

Over the week, the Lifetime audience will have a front row seat as cameras capture 24/7 all the genuine wooing, games, drama and twists… but above all else, the romance. Each hour with her guys is crucial, as the leading lady needs to eliminate a prospect one at a time throughout the week… a heart-wrenching decision (or, at times, an easy one). Viewers will see her invite friends and family in for advice, but in the end she controls her fate deciding which of her five guys has her heart.

Tune in every Wednesday, starting July 13, for a new story, a new woman and five guys vying for her love.

Five Guys a Week is produced by Fremantle’s Original Productions for Lifetime. The series is executive produced by Jeff Hasler, Brian Lovett, Ernie Avila and Roy Orecchio for Original Productions, while Amy Winter, Brie Bryant, Shura Davison and Cat Rodriguez executive produce for Lifetime.

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ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long running Stop Breast Cancer for Life now in its 25th year, Stop Violence Against Women which relaunched in 2018, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



LMN’s Summer Movie Series Event “Keeping Up with the Joneses” Returns





LMN’s Summer Movie Series Event “Keeping Up with the Joneses” Returns with Four New Two-Hour Films Beginning July 8
Kandi Burruss returns to narrate the films which also star Ted McGinley, Michael Pare, Arie Thompson, Ciarra Carter, Jasmine Aivaliotis, Marcos James and Shellie Sterling.
[via press release from LMN]
LMN’S SUMMER MOVIE SERIES EVENT “KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES” RETURNS WITH FOUR NEW TWO-HOUR FILMS BEGINNING JULY 8

EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY AND STARRING VIVICA A. FOX WITH NARRATION BY KANDI BURRUSS

Cast Includes Ted McGinley, Michael Pare, Arie Thompson, Ciarra Carter, Jasmine Aivaliotis, Marcos James and Shellie Sterling

NEW YORK, NY (June 1, 2022) – LMN’s prolific Wrong franchise returns this summer with the second season of the hit movie series event, Keeping Up with the Joneses, airing four consecutive Fridays beginning July 8 at 8p/7c. The four two-hour films are produced by Hybrid and executive produced by and star Vivica A. Fox as the matriarch of a wealthy family, who along with her four stepdaughters, will stop at nothing to protect their business and family after they are threatened. Kandi Burruss (The Chi, The Real Housewives of Atlanta) returns to narrate the films which also star Ted McGinley, Michael Pare, Arie Thompson, Ciarra Carter, Jasmine Aivaliotis, Marcos James and Shellie Sterling.

The first season of Keeping Up With the Joneses will be available on demand as well as on the Lifetime App beginning June 22. Season one of Keeping Up with the Joneses reached 5.2 million viewers when it premiered last summer1. LMN has also posted six straight months of year over year growth in prime among total viewers2.

After the death of second husband Webb (Ted McGinley), Robin (Fox) stands to inherit a fortune with the help of family lawyer Sheldon’s (Michael Paré) legal wrangling. Carrie’s (Carter) philanthropic endeavors have always taken a backseat to the family’s business, but now, with Lance (Adonis Williams) at her side, she plans to expand her role by creating the Crystal Water Fund. Meanwhile, Kayla (Sterling) is enjoying the single life until she meets Carter (Sam Schweikert) who she quickly falls for. Tara (Aivaliotis) begins an affair with her college professor, while Pam (Thompson) strikes up a friendship with Stephen Napoli (Chris Cleveland), the CEO of the construction company building the family’s new water facility and who she grows close to after the building is vandalized. But Pam is in for an even bigger shock when the child whom she gave up for adoption years ago suddenly returns!

1. SOURCE: Nielsen, P2+, Live+7, Mon-Sun 6a-6a, KUWTJ premieres & repeats, 7/8-9/30/21, 1+min qualifier

2. SOURCE: Nielsen, P2+, Live+SD, Prime 8p-11p, Nov’21-Apr’22.

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ABOUT LMN

LMN is a top entertainment destination for women, featuring a diverse mix of original movies and themed programming inspired by sister network Lifetime’s iconic movie heritage. LMN’s unique brand of storytelling serves a passionate and loyal audience with a continuous slate of movie genres they’ve grown to love. Lifetime Movies(R), Lifetime Television(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



“Married at First Sight” Heads to the Beaches of the West Coast





“Married at First Sight” Heads to the Beaches of the West Coast in San Diego for the Crystal Anniversary 15th Season with Three-Hour Megasized Premiere on July 6th
Singles from San Diego, California will meet their matches for a brand-new season, destined to be entertaining, surprising and full of romance.
[via press release from Lifetime]
“MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT” HEADS TO THE BEACHES OF THE WEST COAST IN SAN DIEGO FOR THE CRYSTAL ANNIVERSARY 15TH SEASON WITH THREE-HOUR MEGASIZED PREMIERE ON JULY 6TH

DEVON FRANKLIN AND DR. PIA HOLEC JOIN PASTOR CAL AND DR. PEPPER AS GUEST EXPERTS

Before the Big Day, Two Specials to Debut MAFS: Matchmaking Special Premieres June 22nd and MAFS: Kick-Off Special Debuts June 29th Hosted by Kevin Frazier

Married at First Sight: Afterparty also returns July 6th with host Keshia Knight Pulliam

Los Angeles, CA (May 31, 2022) – The groundbreaking series Married at First Sight has led to 14 couples still happily married and nine children, proving you really can find true love being married at first sight! Now as the Critic’s Choice Award-winning hit series embarks on its milestone 15th season, premiering with a three-hour episode, July 6, at 8p/7c on Lifetime, the show heads to the sunny West Coast for the first time ever. Singles from San Diego, California will meet their matches for a brand-new season, destined to be entertaining, surprising and full of romance.

With experts Pastor Cal and Dr. Pepper at the helm of this social experiment, the couples will have access to professional guidance and support along the way. New to this season, DeVon Franklin, Hollywood producer, NY Times Bestselling Author and Relationship Advisor and Dr. Pia Holec, a renowned psychotherapist who specializes in sex and couples’ therapy, will bring additional support and advice to the couples throughout the process.

Every new two-hour episode will capture each couple’s emotional journey as they go from wedding to honeymoon, to early nesting and navigating the daily struggles that come with a new marriage. The newly matched couples also get the opportunity to get together and share the good, the bad and the ugly about their unique unions. After the eight-week experiment comes to an end, each couple will make the biggest decision of their lives: to stay married or get a divorce. The love, stakes and suspense are at an all time high on this incredible season of Married at First Sight.

The Season 15 Matchmaking Special will debut June 22nd at 8p/7c, providing an in-depth exploration of the matchmaking process as many hopeful singles put their hearts on the line in order to find love. The following week on June 29 at 8p/7c, Lifetime debuts the Kickoff Special where Kevin Frazier hosts a panel of insider experts, for an exclusive first look at the upcoming season. The all-access, behind-the-scenes special takes a closer look at each of the five couples about to be married with never-before-seen moments from the selection process and previously unreleased secrets from the Married at First Sight experts.

Married at First Sight: Afterparty with host Keshia Knight Pulliam returns Wednesdays at 11p/10c on Lifetime. Each episode goes behind the scenes and provides insider details of all the drama, romance and everything else in between.

Meet the Couples

Lindy (29) – Doctor of Physical Therapy & Miguel (35) – Associate Medical Director

Krysten (32) – Sales Rep & Mitch (41) – Environmental Policy Advocate

Alexis (29) – Logistics Specialist & Justin (33) – Digital Marketing Specialist

Stacia (37) – Accountant & Nate (34) – Day Trader

Morgan (27) – Registered Nurse & Binh (29) – Engineer

Married At First Sight is produced by Kinetic Content (a Red Arrow Studios company). Executive producers for Married at First Sight are Chris Coelen, Eric Detwiler, Montré Burton, Toni Gallagher and Erica Kessler from Kinetic Content and Amy Winter and Cat Rodriguez from Lifetime.

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ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



Lifetime Greenlights “The Gabby Petito Story” with Thora Birch





Lifetime Greenlights “The Gabby Petito Story” with Thora Birch Set to Co-Star and Make Her Directorial Debut
As a trusted destination for women, Lifetime will create a new PSA to debut as part of the movie’s roll out, driving to the important work of the network’s coalition of partners to provide resources for women.
[via press release from Lifetime]
AS PART OF LIFETIME’S STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PUBLIC AFFAIRS INITIATIVE, NETWORK GREENLIGHTS “THE GABBY PETITO STORY” WITH THORA BIRCH SET TO CO-STAR AND MAKE HER DIRECTORIAL DEBUT

PSA PROVIDING RESOURCES ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, CRISIS HELP LINES AND OTHER VALUABLE INFORMATION TO DEBUT WITH MOVIE

LIFETIME ALSO IN DEVELOPMENT ON THE STORIES OF CARLESHA FREELAND-GAITHER, ADRIANE FIELDS AND BEATRICE WESTON

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 5, 2022) – With the anniversary of Gabby Petito’s disappearance and murder approaching this fall, Lifetime announces the greenlight of the new movie The Gabby Petito Story (working title) as part of their Stop Violence Against Women public affairs initiative. As a trusted destination for women, Lifetime will create a new PSA to debut as part of the movie’s roll out, driving to the important work of the network’s coalition of partners to provide resources for women. Being a leader in telling powerful stories of women and providing a platform to shine a light on unheard voices, Lifetime is also in development on several movies surrounding violence against women who may not have had the same media attention as Gabby Petito. These include the stories of Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, Adriane Fields, Beatrice Weston, among others, with each project in various stages of development.

Emmy(R)-nominated actress Thora Birch (The Walking Dead, American Beauty, Ghost World) has signed on to make her directorial debut in this film and play Gabby’s mom, Nichole Schmidt. The film marks Birch’s return to Lifetime, having starred in highly rated films, Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story in 2003 for which she earned an Emmy(R) nomination and The Pregnancy Pact in 2010, inspired by the true story of a town in Massachusetts where teen girls made a pact to each get pregnant, give birth and raise their children communally.

The Gabby Petito Story will explore Gabby and her fiancé Brian Laundrie’s complicated relationship and what may have gone wrong during their cross-country trip that resulted in Gabby’s tragic murder. The movie will film in Utah this summer and premiere later this year.

The disappearance of Gabby Petito captured America’s attention, setting off a nationwide search for the 22-year-old travel blogger after her parents reported her missing in September 2021, when she failed to return home following her cross country “van-life” trip with her fiancé Brian Laundrie. Non-stop coverage on the news drove amateur sleuths to dissect Gabby’s social media posts for clues about what happened to her during her trip, leading to the eventual discovery of her body in Wyoming. As the one-year anniversary of her tragic death approaches, the movie will bring to life Gabby and Brian’s doomed love story, including the warning signs that Gabby’s life was in danger, the ensuing search for her, the eventual discovery of her murder and ultimately, Brian’s suicide.

The Gabby Petito Story (wt) is produced for Lifetime by Hybrid. The film is written by Gregory Small and Richard Blaney (Gone Mom, Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret) and will be directed by Thora Birch. Birch joins Lifetime’s growing roster of first-time directors through their Broader Focus program.

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About Lifetime

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



Lifetime Brings “Life & Crime Mondays” to Network





Lifetime Brings “Life & Crime Mondays” to Network with Night Dedicated to True Crime Stories with Orders for Three New Original Unscripted Series
“#TextMeWhenYouGetHome,” “Sleeping with a Killer,” “Phrogging: Hider in My House” and “Meet Marry Murder” are all on tap.
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME BRINGS “LIFE & CRIME MONDAYS” TO NETWORK WITH NIGHT DEDICATED TO TRUE CRIME STORIES WITH ORDERS FOR THREE NEW ORIGINAL UNSCRIPTED SERIES

#TEXTMEWHENYOUGETHOME

MEET MARRY MURDER

PHROGGING: HIDER IN MY HOUSE

AND ACQUIRED SERIES SLEEPING WITH A KILLER

SHOWS WILL ROLL OUT BEGINNING THIS JUNE

LOS ANGELES, CA (APRIL 21, 2022) – Lifetime expands the network’s unscripted slate with true crime content with three new original series – #TextMeWhenYouGetHome; Meet Marry Murder and Phrogging: Hider in My House, along with UK import Sleeping with a Killer – for Life & Crime Mondays. The new true crime series explore the unthinkable – from tragic stories of women preyed upon by strangers, or even by those in their own beds, to discovering people, like parasites, living unknown within their walls. The true crime night will kick off with #TextMeWhenYouGetHome and Sleeping with a Killer beginning June 6th, at 9p/8c with Phrogging: Hider in My House and Meet Marry Murder debuting later this summer.

“True crime has proven to be addictive, and people cannot get enough,” said Amy Winter, EVP and Head of Programming, Lifetime and LMN. “Our Ripped From the Headlines movies have really struck a chord with our audiences and we are excited to expand our crime offerings with these new unscripted series joining the network. Lifetime is the perfect home for these cautionary, fascinating and stranger-than-fiction programs.”

#TEXTMEWHENYOUGETHOME

Premieres June 6th at 9/8c

#TextMeWhenYouGetHome became a viral, worldwide movement following the 2021 death of Sarah Everard in the UK. The hashtag sparked global awareness, anger and a conversation around the vulnerability and lack of safety women feel while in public alone. In this gripping, true-crime docuseries, each episode follows the case of an innocent woman who has been abducted, harmed or even murdered by someone on what was an otherwise average day in her life. These stories are told through emotional interviews; accompanied by stylistic recreations, actual texts, phone records and other digital breadcrumbs that authorities used to solve the case. Unfolding as a whodunnit, all suspects are explored until the actual perpetrator is caught. In several episodes, survivors of these harrowing sagas will be revealed to tell their story, in their own words.

#TextMeWhenYouGetHome is produced by AMS Pictures with Andy Streitfeld serving as Executive Producer, Brad Osborne as Creative Director and Kim Clemons as Showrunner. Amy Winter and Nicole Vogel executive produce for Lifetime.

SLEEPING WITH A KILLER

Premieres June 6th at 10/9c

Sleeping with a Killer examines real-life cases where jealousy pushes individuals to do the unthinkable. The docuseries focuses on ordinary people who have tragic endings at the hands of husbands, wives, former friends, and lovers. The 26-episode UK series (formerly known as Green Eyed Killers) is a dramatic look at the events that led up to these life-changing moments and the setbacks that often occur in the cases until final justice can be served.

Sleeping with a Killer is produced by Peninsula Television and distributed by Orange Smarty for Lifetime with David Harvey, Dan Korn and Di Carter serving as executive producers.

PHROGGING: HIDER IN MY HOUSE

This stranger-than-fiction true crime thriller explores the phenomenon of phrogging – people secretly living inside someone else’s home. From the man in the attic to the creeper in the crawl space, each episode features two first-hand accounts of survivors sharing the most skin crawling, twisted and truly terrifying stories imaginable. Along with interviews and key archive materials, cinematic recreations bring the clues and confrontations to life. This series proves that yes, there may actually be monsters under the bed.

Phrogging: Hider in My House is produced by Objective Media Group America, an All3Media America company. Executive producers for Objective Media Group America are Jessica Everleth, Layla Smith and Jilly Pearce with Saterah Moore overseeing the series as SVP of Current. Amy Winter, Brie Miranda Bryant, and Nicole Vogel executive produce for Lifetime. Ten episodes have been ordered.

MEET MARRY MURDER

What happens when the person you commit to spending the rest of your life with, winds up taking it instead? Meet Marry Murder reveals the gripping true stories of marriages gone terribly wrong, where an unsuspecting partner dies at the hands of their insidious spouse. Whether driven by rage, jealousy or greed, these spouses commit the most deplorable and common of crimes. The series takes a deep dive into several cases and uncovers a world of scenarios that end in murder, from a husband who broadcasts his intent to kill his wife on YouTube to a woman driven to commit murder for a life insurance payout and a successful Louisiana attorney slain by the man she met after a car crash brought them together.

Meet Marry Murder is produced by First Look TV with Will Hanrahan serving as executive producer. Amy Winter, Brie Miranda Bryant, Shura Davison and Nicole Vogel executive produce for Lifetime.

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ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



Lifetime Announces “Flowers in the Attic: The Origin” Official July Airdates





Lifetime Announces “Flowers in the Attic: The Origin” Official July Airdates and ATX TV Festival World Premiere
The limited series airs consecutively over four weeks, starting at 8:00/7:00c on Saturday, July 9 and concluding on July 30.
[via press release from Lifetime]
WORLD PREMIERE OF “FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC: THE ORIGIN” SET FOR JUNE 5 AS FINALE EVENT FOR ATX TV FESTIVAL

LIFETIME TO PREMIERE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED PREQUEL LIMITED SERIES BEGINNING JULY 9

SERIES STARS JEMIMA ROOPER, MAX IRONS, KELSEY GRAMMER, HARRY HAMLIN, KATE MULGREW, PAUL WESLEY, T’SHAN WILLIAMS, ALANA BODEN, HANNAH DODD, CALLUM KERR, LUKE FETHERSTON, BUCK BRAITHWAITE

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 8, 2022) – Lifetime, the exclusive home of movies inspired by books from best-selling author V.C. Andrews, announces the premiere dates for the prequel limited series Flowers in the Attic: The Origin. The limited series airs consecutively over four weeks, starting at 8/7c on Saturday, July 9 and concluding on July 30. The world premiere of the miniseries will take place as the finale event of the ATX TV Festival in Austin, Texas on June 5. The premium series stars Jemima Rooper (Gold Digger) as Olivia Winfield Foxworth and Max Irons (Condor) as Malcolm Foxworth, parents to Corinne Foxworth and grandparents to Cathy and Chris Dollanganger. The star-studded cast for the four-part series event also includes Tony(R) Award winner, three-time Golden Globe winner and five-time Primetime Emmy Award winner Kelsey Grammer (Frasier), four-time Golden Globe nominee and Primetime Emmy nominee Harry Hamlin (Mad Men), People’s Choice Award nominee Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries), Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Award nominated and Critics’ Choice Television Award winner Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black), Critics’ Choice nominee Alana Boden (I Am Elizabeth Smart), Hannah Dodd (Harlots), T’Shan Williams (The Color Purple), Callum Kerr (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Luke Fetherston (Pandora) and Buck Braithwaite.

One of the most popular authors of all time, V.C. Andrews launched a pop culture sensation with the gothic tale Flowers in the Attic. Flowers in the Attic: The Origin peels back the curtain to reveal the twisted origin and dark secrets of the Foxworth family. Lifetime recently announced the acquisition of rights and licenses to the entire V.C. Andrews catalog, including all new releases. Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, recently released the newest V.C. Andrews novel, Becoming My Sister, out now.

Flowers in the Attic: The Origin tells the story of the headstrong and determined Olivia Winfield (Rooper) who is working alongside her beloved father, Mr. Winfield (Hamlin), when she finds herself unexpectedly wooed by one of the nation’s most eligible bachelors, Malcolm Foxworth (Irons). After a whirlwind romance, Olivia finds herself as the mistress of the imposing Foxworth Hall, where she soon discovers that the fairytale life she expected has quickly become a nightmare. Under Malcolm’s debonair exterior lies a dark heart, and a twisted evil lurks inside Foxworth Hall that will threaten Olivia’s happiness and that of her children. Her attempts to keep them all safe ultimately push Olivia to become to most terrifying version of herself, leading to her inevitable – and notorious – decision to lock her grandchildren in the attic…
Part 1, airing July 9 at 8/7c, introduces Olivia Winfield as she gives up her career, her home, and her name to become Mrs. Malcolm Foxworth, the wife of the nation’s richest man. Leaving behind her father, when she arrives at her new home, Olivia soon realizes that life at Foxworth Hall is far from the fairytale she imagined it would be and begins to question the choices that led her down this path of eventual destruction.

Part 2, airing July 16 at 8/7c: As Olivia and Malcolm’s family grows in unexpected and questionable ways, she is committed to giving them a childhood full of joy and safety, no matter the cost. However, her efforts prove to be futile as she battles the evils of Foxworth Hall, and her husband’s twisted obsession over a family secret severs their relationship even further.

Part 3, airing July 23 at 8/7c: After a devastating and unimaginable loss that will haunt her for the rest of time, Olivia finds both her son and daughter in forbidden relationships. She opposes their unions, but as she tries to hold on, more destruction finds her and pushes her further to her breaking point. Finally, blood is on her hands as an old foe’s fate waits to be revealed.

Part 4, airing July 30 at 8/7c: After losing all her children due to tragedy and tension, Olivia’s newfound religious beliefs instilled in her by her cousin, and her desire to wreck vengeance on those around her, drives her to become the most notorious and terrifying version of herself; a woman capable of locking her grandchildren in the attic upon the return of her daughter after tragedy strikes the family once again…

Dodd stars as Olivia’s daughter, Corinne; while Williams takes on the role Foxworth Hall’s longtime staff member and Olivia’s observant housekeeper, Nella Jennings. Mulgrew plays Mrs. Steiner, Malcolm’s loyal house manager and head of the Foxworth Hall staff. Grammer portrays Malcolm’s illustrious father Garland Foxworth, who is married to new wife Alicia, played by Boden. Wesley stars as John Amos, Olivia’s cousin whose revelations change her life forever. Callum Kerr stars as Christopher, a close relative of the Foxworth family whose life will be eternally intertwined with Corinne’s from the moment they set eyes on each other. Luke Fetherston and Buck Braithwaite star as Malcolm and Olivia’s sons Joel Foxworth and Mal Foxworth, respectively. Additional talent starring in the four-part miniseries event includes Jordan Peters, Evelyn Miller, Rawdat Quadri, Emmanuel Ogunjinmi, David Witts, Carla Woodcock, and Peter Bramhill.

Additionally, Lifetime will have 14 titles from the V.C. Andrews movie collection available on demand and TV Everywhere platforms starting 6/1 through 8/31. Titles are also currently available on Lifetime Movie Club and for two weeks from 6/17 – 6/30, FAST Channel Movie Favorites By Lifetime will feature the full V.C. Andrews Library. Available titles include Dark Angel, Fallen Hearts, Gates of Paradise, Web of Dreams, Heaven, Flowers in the Attic, Petals in the Wind, Seeds of Yesterday, If There Be Thorns, My Sweet Audrina, Ruby, Pearl in the Mist, All That Glitters and Hidden Jewel.

Flowers in the Attic: The Origin is an A+E Studios production in association with Sutton St. Productions and CBS Studios. Paul Sciarrotta serves as executive producer. Jennie Snyder Urman and Joanna Klein serve as executive producers for Sutton St. Productions and CBS Studios. Zoë Rocha serves as executive producer for RubyRock Pictures, Gary Pearl executive produces for Aquarius Content and Dan Angel executive produces. Declan O’Dwyer also executive produces and directed part one and part two of the miniseries. Robin Sheppard serves as director for parts three and four. Scripts are from executive producer Paul Sciarrotta, as well as Amy Rardin and Conner Good. Flowers in the Attic: The Origin is based on the prequel novel, Garden of Shadows by Andrew Neiderman. The miniseries was made with support of the Romanian Government.

Andrew Neiderman has carried the V.C. Andrews franchise for the past 35 years, making him one of the most prolific ghostwriters in history. V.C. Andrews is one of the longest, consistently published book franchises in American publishing history with more than 40 years of novels, 107 million copies sold worldwide, and a cult following. V.C. Andrews’s novels have been adapted into over 19 films, 18 by A+E alone, with more in development.

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ABOUT CBS STUDIOS

A division of ViacomCBS, CBS Studios is one of the world’s leading suppliers of entertainment programming, with more than 70 series currently in production for broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, as well as genre-defining franchises such as the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, and an extensive library of iconic intellectual property.

ABOUT A+E STUDIOS

Launched in 2013, A+E Studios is the award-winning studio unit of the global media company A+E Networks, LLC. A+E Studios is an industry leader in the creation, production, and distribution of high-quality scripted entertainment across all linear and non-linear platforms. A+E Studios serves as a primary scripted programming supplier for the A+E Networks portfolio. A+E Studio’s slate of programming consists of scripted series, event series, and movies. A+E Studios produced titles include the hit drama series “Big Sky” from David E. Kelley for ABC, Peabody Award-winning “UnREAL,” “Project Blue Book” and the Emmy-nominated event miniseries “Roots” for The HISTORY Channel, the animated drama series “The Liberator” for Netflix, the drama series “Reprisal” from Warren Littlefield for Hulu, as well as “YOU” from Berlanti Productions and Alloy Entertainment with Warner Horizon Scripted Television for Netflix. Upcoming projects from A+E Studios include the drama series “The Lincoln Lawyer” from David E. Kelley for Netflix based on the popular novels by Michael Connelly, mystery drama series “Avalon” from David E. Kelley and Michael Connelly for ABC, based on a Michael Connelly short story, “The Driver” for AMC Networks and “Flowers in the Attic: The Origin” miniseries for Lifetime based on the work of author V.C. Andrews. A+E Studios currently has over seventy projects in active development at Netflix, Showtime, Peacock, HBO Max, AMC, FOX, and multiple international platforms as part of its locally originated programming strategy. Its first local-language production, supernatural thriller “The Malevolent Bride” from “Our Boys creator Noah Stollman, will air in 2022 exclusively on KAN 11, Israel’s Public Broadcaster. A+E Studios also acquired the exclusive rights to bestselling author Sue Grafton’s acclaimed Alphabet Mystery book series.

ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series, and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers, and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

Follow Lifetime on Social Media Instagram: @lifetimetv & @lifetimetvpr Facebook: @lifetime Twitter: @lifetimetv & @lifetimetvpr V.C. Andrews Official Hashtag: #VCAndrews #FlowersInTheAtticTheOrigin



Lifetime Unveils Its Full Summer “Ripped from the Headlines” Slate





Lifetime Unveils Its Full Summer “Ripped from the Headlines” Slate with Four New Original Movies
Catherine Bell, Candice King and Robin Givens will each topline films, joining star Melissa Joan Hart in the previously announced movie, “Dirty Little Secret.”
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME UNVEILS ITS FULL SUMMER “RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES” SLATE WITH FOUR NEW ORIGINAL MOVIES

“DIRTY LITTLE SECRET” HEADLINED BY MELISSA JOAN HART

“SUITCASE KILLER: THE MELANIE MCGUIRE STORY” WITH CANDICE KING

“HE’S NOT WORTH DYING FOR” FEATURING ROBIN GIVENS

“JAILBREAK LOVERS” STARRING CATHERINE BELL AND TOM STEVENS MOVIES WILL RUN BACK-TO-BACK SATURDAYS BEGINNING JUNE 11

NEW YORK, NY (March 31, 2022) – Lifetime has greenlit three additional new original movies for their summer Ripped from the Headlines slate headlined by Catherine Bell, Candice King and Robin Givens, joining star Melissa Joan Hart in the previously announced movie, Dirty Little Secret. The slate will begin on June 11 with Hart, starring as a mother who will go to extreme lengths to hide her hoarding in Dirty Little Secret. Continuing the slate on June 18th is Candice King in Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story, the story of upstanding nurse who brutally murders her husband and tries to dispose of his remains in three suitcases. Then on June 25th, Robin Givens stars in He’s Not Worth Dying For as Cher, the mother of a teen involved in a love triangle that results in tragedy. Jailbreak Lovers, executive produced by and starring Catherine Bell, rounds out the slate and marks Bell’s return to Lifetime after starring in the top-rated series Army Wives. Premiering July 2, the film tells the story of a devoted wife and mother willing to risk everything to help her younger lover escape from prison.

Full details of each movie is listed below. Movies debut Saturdays at 8p/7c.
DIRTY LITTLE SECRET

STARRING MELISSA JOAN HART AND LIZZIE BOYS

JUNE 11

Inspired by true events, Dirty Little Secret follows seventeen-year-old Lucy (Lizzie Boys) who has been painfully isolated from her peers for years, refusing to let anyone near her house in order to hide her family secret – the overwhelming mountain of items filled in every crevice of space in her home. She quietly plans her escape to college while managing her mother Joanna’s (Melissa Joan Hart) hoarding disorder. Outwardly, a highly functioning nurse, Joanna maintains the dysfunction in their home with an obsessive grip but after a tragedy, Lucy must decide if she will hide her mother’s secret, or expose it to the world.

Dirty Little Secret is directed by Linda-Lisa Hayter from a script written by Doris Egan, Nancey Silvers, and Annie Frisbie. Linda Berman serves as an executive producer and Navid Soofi serves as a producer. Dirty Little Secret is inspired by the book, Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu.
SUITCASE KILLER: THE MELANIE MCGUIRE STORY

STARRING CANDICE KING, MICHAEL ROARK, JACKSON HURST AND WENDIE MALICK

JUNE 18

Based on a shocking true story, Melanie McGuire (Candice King) was an exceptional fertility nurse, married to her ex-Navy husband Bill (Michael Roark) and doting mother of two boys. When she falls for Brad (Jackson Hurst), a doctor at her clinic, and gets entangled in a steamy love affair, Melanie does the unthinkable. After drugging and murdering Bill, she dismembers him and places the body parts into three suitcases, throwing them into Chesapeake Bay. But when the suitcases are found on the shores of Virginia Beach, an investigation is launched leading to Melanie as the prime suspect. Led by the efforts of assistant attorney general Patti Prezioso (Wendie Malick), authorities eventually bring Melanie to justice, who despite being convicted, continues to maintain her innocence.

Suitcase Killer: The Melanie McGuire Story is produced by Swirl Films and Big Dreams Entertainment. Executive producers are Manu Boyer and Kim Raver. As part of the Broader Focus initiative, Nicole L.Thompson makes her directorial debut from a script by Peter O’Brien.
HE’S NOT WORTH DYING FOR

STARRING ROBIN GIVENS, HILDA MARTIN, RACHEL BOYD,LACHLAN QUARMBY AND LOCHLYN MUNRO

JUNE 25

Inspired by a true events, He’s Not Worth Dying For follows the intertwined real and social media lives of Isla (Rachel Boyd), a 19-year-old girl who has established herself as a beauty and fashion influencer and Grace (Hilda Martin) the expected valedictorian of her class with hopes of a veterinary career. Though both are very different, they unknowingly share one thing in common – Jake (Lachlan Quarmby) – who is dating them both without their knowledge. When Isla and Grace discover that Jake was cheating on them, the girls turn on each other in a jealous rivalry and use their arsenal of social media platforms to badmouth and attack one another. While their followers take sides and pit them against each other, their hatred for one another escalates into a real life fight that ultimately turns deadly. Robin Givens stars as Grace’s mother, Cher, while Lochlyn Munro stars as the District Attorney investigating the case.

He’s Not Worth Dying For is produced by Doomed Productions Inc for Lifetime with Tim Johnson, Orly Adelson, Stacy Mandelberg and Jon Eskenas serving as executive producers. Kevin Fair directs from a script written by Jacqueline Zambrano.
JAILBREAK LOVERS

STARRING CATHERINE BELL AND TOM STEVENS

JULY 2

Inspired by a true story, Jailbreak Lovers follows Toby (Catherine Bell), a woman who always played by the rules. Toby never ran a red light, married the only boy she ever dated, raised a family and went to church. She did everything she was supposed to do. When Toby loses her job and starts a non-profit to rehabilitate abused, rescued dogs at the local prison no one could have anticipated that she would end up on the run, shacked up with her younger lover John (Tom Stevens), a convicted murderer. The star-crossed lovers hatch a plan to break John out of prison by smuggling him out in one of the dog crates, sparking a federal manhunt.

Jailbreak Lovers is produced for Lifetime by Crate Productions Inc. Catherine Bell, Angela Mancuso, Stacy Mandelberg and up-and-coming director Katie Boland are executive producers. Supervising producers are Oliver DeCaigny and Tom Stanford. Boland directed from a script by Anne-Marie Hess and Jodie Burke.

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ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



“The Bad Seed Returns” Executive Produced, Co-Written and Starring Emmy Nominee Mckenna Grace





“The Bad Seed Returns” Executive Produced, Co-Written and Starring Emmy Nominee Mckenna Grace to Debut Memorial Day 2022
Grace returns to headline the continuation as Emma who, after the death of her father, is now living a nice normal life with her aunt, but her dark sinister behaviors can only be hidden for so long.
[via press release from Lifetime]
“THE BAD SEED RETURNS” EXECUTIVE PRODUCED, CO-WRITTEN AND STARRING EMMY NOMINEE MCKENNA GRACE TO DEBUT MEMORIAL DAY 2022

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 23, 2022) – No one is safe when The Bad Seed Returns premieres this Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 at 8p/7c on Lifetime. The sequel to 2018’s The Bad Seed with Rob Lowe, Mckenna Grace (Ghostbusters: Afterlife,The Handmaids Tale) returns to headline the continuation as Emma who, after the death of her father, is now living a nice normal life with her aunt, but her dark sinister behaviors can only be hidden for so long. Grace developed the story and co-wrote the script with her father Ross Burge. A true family affair, Grace executive produced the film alongside her parents, Ross and Crystal Burge. Mark Wolper also returns to executive produce alongside Barbara Marshall, who also wrote on the project.

After the murderous events that left her father (Rob Lowe) dead, 15-year-old Emma, a seemingly typical teenaged girl, is now living with aunt Angela (Michelle Morgan) and navigating high school. But the darkness can only be hidden for so long, especially when Angela’s husband Robert (Benjamin Ayers) begins to suspect Emma may not be as innocent as she appears, and a new girl at school, Kat (Ella Dixon), seems to know Emma’s secrets from the past. Left with no choice, Emma slips back to her old ways to take care of her enemies by any means necessary.

Patty McCormack, who earned an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination from the 1956 version of The Bad Seed reprises her role as Emma’s therapist Dr. March.

The Bad Seed Returns is produced for Lifetime by The Wolper Organization, Horizon Scripted Television Inc. and Front Street Productions. Mark Wolper (Bates Motel, Roots) serves as executive producer along with Mckenna Grace, Ross Burge, Crystal Burge and Barbara Marshall. Louise Archambault (Catastrophe, This Life) directed from a script written by McKenna Grace, Ross Burge and Barbara Marshall.

The Bad Seed was based on the novel of the same name by William March and the play by Maxwell Anderson.

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ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



Lifetime Says “G’Day Mate” to Another Season of “Married at First Sight: Australia”





Lifetime Says “G’Day Mate” to Another Season of “Married at First Sight: Australia” Starting March 30
Matched by relationship experts John Aiken, Mel Schilling, and clinical sexologist Alessandra Rampolla, some of Australia’s most adventurous singles will meet for the first time at the altar.
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME SAYS “G’DAY MATE” TO ANOTHER SEASON OF “MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT: AUSTRALIA” STARTING MARCH 30

SERIES FOLLOWS NEW EPISODES OF MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT AND MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT: AFTERPARTY ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS

New York, NY (March 21, 2022) – As the global obsession with Married at First Sight continues to grow, Lifetime supersizes romance on Wednesday nights by heading back ‘down under’ with another bold and explosive season of Married at First Sight: Australia, to follow new episodes of Married at First Sight’s current season set in Boston and Married at First Sight: Afterparty with host Keisha Knight Pulliam. Married at First Sight: Australia follows brave new couples in their quest to find the love of their lives. Matched by relationship experts John Aiken, Mel Schilling, and clinical sexologist Alessandra Rampolla, some of Australia’s most adventurous singles will meet for the first time at the altar! Following them on their honeymoons, each bride and groom will then live under the same roof as they work to manage the intensity of a real-life relationship cycle. At the end of the social experiment, each couple must decide if they’ll live happily ever after. However, before they decide, the couples will have the chance to compare the highs and lows of their relationships at the dramatic “Dinner Parties” and seek guidance from the experts at the weekly “Commitment Ceremonies,” where secrets are revealed, and bombshells are dropped. With even more heart-pounding romance and highly addictive drama, Season 9 of Married at First Sight: Australia premieres on Wednesday, March 30 at 10:30p/9:30c.

Meet the Couples:

Carolina & Dion

Brazilian-born Carolina is a driven, successful business owner who is passionate and filter free when it comes to relationships. The online business owner from New South Wales falls hard and quickly, and her relationships often end in drama. Growing up without a father, she always felt like she needed to fill a gap. Her teenage son is her everything and she is looking for a man who is as strong and resilient as she is to share her life with.

Dion, a successful property developer from Victoria, enjoys the finer things in life. Although he lives the life of luxury, he is generous, kind, and caring. He is looking for someone to join his big Italian family who he is extremely close with. Dion is looking for the love of his life and he hopes that the bold move to marry a stranger might just work.

Domenica & Jack

Domenica, a makeup artist from New South Wales, is outgoing, feisty, and passionate. Although her decision to end her previous marriage left her devastated, she is hoping to find a husband who will love her for all her quirks. Coming from a big family, she is not afraid of confrontation and will make her voice heard and defend those she loves.

Jack is non-confrontational and often the voice of reason. This charismatic and likeable financial planner from New South Wales gets along with everyone around him with ease. He is hipster at heart looking for a woman who can share his passion for music and adventure. He struggles with the idea of modern dating since he prefers old-fashioned courtship to dating apps.

Ella & Mitch

Ella has been single for nine years and is ready to mingle. The beautician from Victoria is looking for a partner who will be her best friend and biggest fan. Although extremely loyal and faithful, she is a straight talker who is unapologetic about her tendency to overshare. She is seeking a thrilling relationship with a partner who can deal with her moods.

Mitch is a financial planner and part-time model from the Gold Coast. Although most assume he is a party boy, he is an introvert who enjoys his own company. He prefers fishing and camping to clubs and events. Mitch is joining the experiment to learn the tools to find a genuinely committed relationship.

Holly & Andrew

Holly is a cinema manager from New South Wales who desperately wants to meet the love of her life and become a mother. She is upfront about feeling the pressure of having a baby and wants the experts help to manage her stress. She has a lot of love to give and is looking for a man who will return that love back to her and their future children.

Andrew, a larger than life Texan, is a motivational speaker and personal trainer living in New South Wales with a passion for helping others. Twice divorced, he moved to Australia four years ago with his second wife. Despite his failed marriages, he still hopes his soulmate is out there. He wants someone who can match his spontaneity and be a good stepmother to his daughter.

Jessica & Daniel

Jessica, a retail assistant from Victoria, is the daughter of devoted parents from a traditional Maltese background. Losing her sister at such a young age has made her grow up quicker and develop of fear of abandonment which extended to dating. She is looking for a husband who will be protective and confident who also has a soft side.

Daniel, a personal trainer from Queensland, is confident, successful, and driven and credits the gym with saving his life. His childhood was unstable and to cope with the stress, he found solace in fitness. He learned to work hard and show up. He wants to be able to show a healthy and stable relationship to his future family.

Kate & Matt

Kate is a clinical nutritionist from Victoria who has never been in a relationship. Instead of facing the disappointment of dating, her and her twin sister hang out together holed up in their house. The repeated rejections have left her feeling undeserving of love, but she is hoping the experiment will be the beginning of her love story.

Matt, a law clerk from Queensland, is engaging with a great job and friends but is missing love. This is not his first journey down the aisle. After a heartbreaking fertility journey with his ex-wife, they fostered 27 children before eventually splitting after seven years. He is looking for a marriage like his parents, whose relationship he looks up to.

Olivia & Jackson

Olivia, a teaching student from New South Wales, is a sweet and bubbly girl who constantly finds herself dating the wrong guys. She attributes her luckless search for love to low self-confidence. She closed the door on dating while taking care of her ill father, spending her weekends at home with him. Despite struggling with her self-esteem, she is bursting with love to give and wants a partner who will love her back.

Jackson, a plumber from Victoria, describes himself as a class clown. Despite his fun-loving ways, he is sensitive and a natural protector. Growing up as the oldest sibling, he did everything to protect his family and keep them safe. Jackson has a deep respect for women and is looking for a committed relationship he can nurture.

Samantha & Al

Outgoing and ambitious, Samantha is a fashion brand manager from Queensland. She is an independent spirit who is very passionate about her career. However, underneath her resilient exterior, she is still scarred from the breakdown of her previous relationship when her longtime partner cheated on her. She knows it will take someone amazing to capture her heart.

Al is a loveable carpenter from New South Wales who has never had a serious relationship and still lives at home. He knows it is time to grow up and move out. He is the life of the party and doesn’t have trouble getting female attention but is finally really to settle down. Coming from a family of five sisters, he is comfortable around women and is hoping his wife will be able to ground him.

Selin & Anthony

Selin is an executive assistant from New South Wales. A single mother to her three-year-old son, this will be her. first date in three years. She is nervous and scared of being hurt and is sacrificing a lot of time away from her son, but she is attempting to ease her guilt by focusing on the opportunity to find true love. Strong-willed and minded, she wants a gentleman who will be on her and her son’s team for life.

Anthony, a semi-pro wrestler from Victoria with a sales job on the side, is the quintessential swoon-worthy man. He is looking for a woman who can match his drive and excitement for life. Although he is known in the ring as “Tommy Hellfire,” he is a deep thinker with a sensitive side looking for a partner for him and his daughter to share a life with.

Selina & Cody

Selina, a hairdresser from South Australia, feels like she has never lived up to her parents’ expectations. She is driven and self-sufficient but hopes the experts can help her in her quest for love to create a family to fill the home she owns. Selina is half-Cambodian and half-Chinese and says she has struggled to find a connection with the men she has dated in the past. Her funny and bubbly personality is what she is looking to connect with men over.

Cody is an easy-going guy from Sydney’s Northern Beaches who loves nothing more than spending time with his friends. He is a swim coach and personal trainer who spends his time traveling and living an adventurous life. He has realized he wants someone who he can share his experiences with. Heartbreak from his childhood caused him to put walls up but he is looking to knock them down for true love.

Tamara & Brent

Tamara is a self-assured, confident, and outspoken operations manager from Queensland. Used to providing for herself, Tamara has high expectations for her partner and wants her future husband to match her on all levels without being intimidated by her. She takes great pride in her appearance and expects her partner to do the same.

Brent, a hospitality manager from New South Wales, is confident, charismatic, and sociable. He lived the high life in Dubai for seven years, running a successful events management company before the pandemic hit. Returning to Australia, he is determined to rebuild his life and that includes meeting his life partner with a dealbreaker being that she must have good feet!

Married at First Sight: Australia is produced by EndemolShine Australia. The format is distributed worldwide by Red Arrow Studios International.

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About Lifetime

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies and breakout non-fiction series and documentaries. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers, and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.