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Lifetime Unveils Fall Schedule

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2013-08-08

Lifetime announces an extraordinary lineup of must-see reality programming, powerful new series and returning fan favourites kicks off August 26.

Casting a spell on Lifetime’s jam-packed fall schedule is the highly buzzed about drama Witches of East End premiering on Sunday, October 6.  Based on Melissa de la Cruz’s bestselling novel, Emmy Award winner Julia Ormond, Mädchen Amick, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Rachel Boston star as a family of witches living in Long Island’s secluded seaside town of East Haven.

Making their debut on the network beginning Wednesday, August 28 are over-the-top newcomers Extreme Moms, observing the most outrageous mom behaviour, followed by the nail-biting competition series Catering Wars  where having great skill is only half the battle.

Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition headlined by notorious Abby Lee Miller, returns with an exciting sophomore season on Wednesday, September 3 following new episodes of Dance Moms. Also returning to the lineup are Double Divas and Drop Dead Diva which is back by popular demand for a fifth season.

Lifetime’s fall highlights include:

NEW SERIES

Extreme Moms

Wednesdays at 8pm ET/5pm PT beginning August 28

From “Type A Mom” to “Shopaholic Mom,” Extreme Moms showcases outrageous mom behaviour caught on tape. After a week of observation under the guise of being filmed for a new series about different parenting styles, the kids will show their moms what has been captured and in this “Ah Ha” moment, kids and moms are set on a whole new path.

Catering Wars

Wednesdays at 9pm ET/6pm PT beginning August 28

Catering Wars introduces audiences to an eccentric, larger-than-life cast of caterers who strategically bid for jobs when an event is posted online. With the lowest bid winning the gig, each episode follows two teams as they deal with over-the-top clients, outrageous requests, tight budgets and all the drama that ensues. The caterer that stays within the budget and turns a profit earns bragging rights as the “King of Catering” in Atlanta. Let the bidding begin!

Witches of East End

Sundays at 10pm ET/7pm PT beginning October 6

Based on Melissa de la Cruz’s best-selling novel, Witches of East End follows Joanna Beauchamp (Julia Ormond) and her two adult daughters Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum) and Ingrid (Rachel Boston) whom, unbeknownst to them, are their family’s next generation of witches. Leading ordinary modern day lives in Long Island’s secluded seaside town of East Haven, when Freya becomes engaged to a wealthy newcomer, a series of events forces Joanna to admit to her daughters they are powerful and immortal witches. Mädchen Amick stars as Joanna’s mischievous witch sister Wendy.

RETURNING SERIES

Dance Moms

Tuesdays at 9pm ET/6pm PT beginning August 27

Abby and the moms return with new episodes this fall to continue their battle for dance competition supremacy. What happens when Abby returns from Hollywood? Who will make it to the top of the pyramid? Just remember – everyone’s replaceable!

Double Divas

Back-to-back episodes at 10pm ET/7pm PT beginning Wednesday, August 28

Double Divas offers a unique glimpse into the world of intimate apparel that boasts a hilariously unfiltered cast, headed up by Molly the bra whisperer and her sidekick Cynthia, the Thomas Edison of custom lingerie.

Drop Dead Diva

Two-hour season premiere Sunday, September 1 at 9pm ET/6pm PT

Lifetime’s critically-acclaimed series Drop Dead Diva follows a shallow wannabe model that suddenly dies in an accident only to find her soul resurfacing in the body of a plus-sized, recently deceased attorney named Jane (Brooke Elliott). The season premiere picks up from last season’s cliff hanger finale with Jane frantically searching for her missing fiancé Owen (Lex Medlin), who disappeared after witnessing her kiss Grayson (Jackson Hurst) moments before their wedding.

Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition

Tuesdays at 10pm ET/7pm PT beginning September 3

Headlined by Abby Lee Miller from Dance Moms, this competition series features 11 talented young dancers competing for a $100,000 cash prize and a scholarship to the Young Dancers Program at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. Joining Miller at the judges table this season are celebrity choreographer Richard “Richy” Jackson (Lady Gaga’s Marry the Night) and Broadway star Rachelle Rak (Fosse, Cats and Catch Me If You Can). With new contestants, new moms and new unexpected twists, the competition heats up and tensions run high among a group of intensely competitive parents who hope that their child has what it takes to be crowned winner of Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition. Episodes of Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition follow new episodes of Dance Moms beginning September 3.


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