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THR Classic: Lifetime movie explores dangers of moms dating their daughters’ sexy boyfriends

Often criticized for trite, predictable programming, the Lifetime network is taking a bold new step into more serious fare this month with the release of “My Lover, My Daughter’s Lover” starring Valerie Bertinelli and Alexis Bledel.

“This one is different,” said Tammy Phelps, Lifetime’s VP of Programming. “It’s about the dangers of dating your daughters’ lover. I can think of no more poignant topic than that these days.”

Bertinelli, most recently seen in Jenny Craig commercials, echoed the sentiment.

“What a powerful, fresh take on the most important struggle of our time: mother-daughter love triangles,” said Bertinelli. “This movie may very well change the way we look at relationships altogether.”

Bledel was more subdued in her praise of the film.

“I suppose it’s not completely terrible,” she said. “It’s a paycheck.”

** This THR Classic was first posted in October 2008 **

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Lifetime sweeps Emmy Awards

Female-focused network garners record 24 wins

network_lifetimeThe 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were dominated by the Lifetime Channel, thanks to a formidable slate of edgy, top-notch programming.

“I’d like to dedicate this award to all the people who make ‘EstroJen’ possible,” said Outstanding Actress recipient Tracey Gold, referring to her hit sitcom about a fertility doctor with a quirky sense of humor. “People said our little show would never work, but what they didn’t count on was the amazing group of people that write and produce this program every week. It proves quality still matters in television.”

By the time the last statue was handed out, Lifetime had amassed a record two dozen Emmys, including six wins for the drama series ‘Dangerous Relationships’ and three wins for Mayim Bialik’s variety show, which debuted in January. Treat Williams was also recognized for his portrayal of a foster father in the movie-of-the-week ‘Safe Harbor.’

“And we don’t plan on slowing down,” said Lifetime exec Lindsay Monahan. “In the next few months alone, we have world premiere movies featuring Valerie Bertinelli, Alyssa Milano and Eriq La Salle.

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Script Track – November 11, 2008

LOVESP@M
A lonely computer nerd working on anti-spam software accidentally blasts his dating profile to 100 million women – with his real name attached to it! Holy fuck!
Writer: Paul Haggis

Untitled Jessica Simpson Project
Described as Legally Blonde written by a teenage girl.

Allergic To Love
An uptight career woman with no time for love meets the man of her dreams at a corporate conference in San Diego, but it turns out she is physically allergic to him.
Based on a pitch by Valerie Bertinelli. Lifetime has already put in an offer.

Wife From Hell

A man finds out his wife is the devil.
Writer: Ellis Klug

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Lifetime movie explores dangers of moms dating their daughters’ sexy boyfriends

Often criticized for trite, predictable programming, the Lifetime network is taking a bold new step into more serious fare this month with the release of “My Lover, My Daughter’s Lover” starring Valerie Bertinelli and Alexis Bledel.

“This one is different,” said Tammy Phelps, Lifetime’s VP of Programming. “It’s about the dangers of dating your daughters’ lover. I can think of no more poignant topic than that these days.”

Bertinelli, most recently seen in Jenny Craig commercials, echoed the sentiment.

“What a powerful, fresh take on the most important struggle of our time: mother-daughter love triangles,” said Bertinelli. “This movie may very well change the way we look at relationships altogether.”

Bledel was more subdued in her praise of the film.

“I suppose it’s not completely terrible,” she said. “It’s a paycheck.”

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