LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- Lifetime has confirmed some of its fall plans, which include the original movie event "Coco Chanel" and the weekday, off-network premieres of "Wife Swap" and "Desperate Housewives."
Shirley MacLaine, Malcolm McDowell and Barbara Bobulova star in "Chanel," a biopic of the influential and iconic French designer. The three-hour event premieres Saturday, September 13 at 8:00/7:00c with additional plays on Sunday, September 14 at 7:00/6:00c and Monday, September 15 at 8:00/7:00c.
Also rolling out in September is the off-network premiere of "Wife Swap." Repeats of the ABC mainstay will air weekdays at 3:00/2:00c and 4:00/3:00c starting Tuesday, September 2.
Said broadcasts will be joined by repeats of "Desperate Housewives" that same day at noon as the series expands to a weekday run beginning with its pilot episode. Lifetime had been carrying weekly plays of "Housewives" since August of 2006 as part of its hefty $500,000 per episode purchase of the show's off-network run.