[04/21/09 - 11:25 AM]
Lifetime Networks Unveils Robust Slate of Dramas, Comedies, Unscripted Series and Movies
Among its plans: "Project Runway" returns on August 20 while "Drop Dead Diva" will roll out on July 12.

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(from LMN's press release, April 2009) Lifetime Movie Network, the number two-rated women's network in Primetime and Total Day for six straight years, with the first three months of 2009 being the most watched quarter ever in its history. Among the Network's Original Movies debuting in 2009 are The Wronged Man, starring Julia Ormond (Sabrina, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and from producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator franchise); and two films based on novels by author Ann Rule that will air in August Too Late to Say Goodbye, starring Rob Lowe (Brothers & Sisters, The West Wing), and the miniseries event Everything She Ever Wanted, with Gina Gershon (Bound, Face/Off) and Victor Garber (TV's Alias, Milk). Additional movies include June's two murder-mystery franchise movies based on Ellen Byerrum's popular Crimes of Fashion novels Killer Hair and Hostile Makeover, with Mark Consuelos (Hope & Faith), Maggie Lawson (Psych), Mario Cantone (Sex and the City) and Mary McDonnell (Dances with Wolves, TV's Battlestar Galactica); and One Hot Summer, which will debut in July. The Network will close out 2009 with Christmas Hope, based on the third novel of Donna VanLiere's best-selling Christmas trilogy, starring Madeleine Stowe (The Last of the Mohicans) and Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills, 90210). Christmas Hope will be joined by Christmas Shoes and Christmas Blessing, the first two movies adapted from the trilogy that were acquired by Lifetime Movie Network and have quickly become holiday favorites.
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