Is The Client List Having Baby Daddy Drama?



So much baby daddy drama. According to Deadline, the renewal of Jennifer Love Hewitt’s The Client List, for a third season, is being held up over how to best handle Hewitt’s real life pregnancy on the show. Reportedly, Hewitt wants Brian Hallisay’s character Kyle Parks to be the baby daddy, but the showrunner wants Colin Egglesfield’s (ex-Joshua Madden, All My Children) Evan Parks to be the tike’s onscreen father. 

I hear a major sticking point has been demands from Hewitt, who serves as an executive producer on the series, about the storyline for Season 3. I hear Hewitt has asked that Brian Hallisay, her real-life fiance and father of her baby, also play her character Riley’s baby daddy on the show in a major story arc next season. I hear that is at odds with the ideas from the Client List showrunner, who I hear pitched the series’ male lead Colin Egglesfield, and the network brass, who I hear have not settled on a character as they are looking to keep their options open but are not willing to go with Hallisay, who I hear doesn’t have wide support there.

Get all the details at Deadline.

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thecourt99's picture
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This show is a guilty pleasure for me...but JLH needs to give it up. Really. I don't like the guy that is playing her husband. Her relationship with CE was more intense and had more chemistry.

However...why can't the father of the baby be the guy that she slept with for money? Maybe the condom was defective? That would be a very interesting story twist and the thing that she hated the most would come back to bite her.

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thecourt99 wrote:
This show is a guilty pleasure for me...but JLH needs to give it up. Really. I don't like the guy that is playing her husband. Her relationship with CE was more intense and had more chemistry.
However...why can't the father of the baby be the guy that she slept with for money? Maybe the condom was defective? That would be a very interesting story twist and the thing that she hated the most would come back to bite her.

I agree, Kyle is the worst character on the show and there is zero heat generated between him and JLH. I was hoping the character would only stick around for a very short time.

And your idea of Riley's one and only full act of prostitution ending up with her getting pregnant would be a good storyline.

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I agree with the statement above about Kyle and being the worst on the show. I am not sure I understand Jennifer Love and being involved with these loser guys and then carrying over into real life. The G. Whisper guy was bad enough and now she is involved with this loser and pregnant in real life by him. Give me a break. If I looked like her, I woudn't even want to do a TV scene with him, let alone actually let him get me preggers. How sad. He is just such a sad sack and she is so hot!