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Lifetime adapting 'The Red Tent' into miniseries starring Minnie Driver, Morena Baccarin, Rebecca Ferguson

Lifetime is the latest network to order Bible-themed programming, announcing a miniseries adaptation of Anita Diamant’s bestselling novel, The Red Tent.

The two-night event stars Minnie Driver (About a Boy), Morena Baccarin (Homeland), Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen), Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment), Iain Glen (Game of Thrones), and Will Tudor (Game of Thrones) in the expanded saga of Dinah, the daughter of Leah and Jacob, who was only briefly mentioned in the Old Testament. Production begins this month in Morocco.

Ferguson plays Dinah, who spends her formative years in her tribe’s red tent, a women-only sanctuary where she learns about her family’s traditions and turmoil. The story recounts her father Jacob’s (Glen) courtship of her mothers Leah (Driver), Rachel (Baccarin), Zilpah, and Bilhah. The tale continues with Dinah’s own experiences with love and a devastating loss that changes the fate of her family.

Winger portrays Rebecca, Jacob’s mother; Tudor stars as Joseph, Dinah’s brother. READ FULL STORY

Lifetime orders 'The Sisterhood', a reality show about nuns

The life of a nun is something few people really understand, but Lifetime is looking to change that.

EW has confirmed that Lifetime has ordered six hour-long episodes of The Sisterhood, a new unscripted series that will follow five woman who have to decide whether they want to become nuns.

For The Sisterhood, cameras will be allowed inside a Catholic convent, where each woman will work and live before making her decision. Cameras have been granted access to the women in both the “discernment phase” and the “accelerated program,” which, according to the network, “will truly test their devotion.” Will they take vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience? You’ll have to watch to find out. READ FULL STORY

'Petals on the Wind' trailer: Thought 'Flowers in the Attic' was nuts? You ain't seen nothing yet -- EXCLUSIVE

A brief, uber-dramatic recap of Flowers in the Attic? Check. A shot of Heather Graham in a gorgeous ball gown, torching her ancestral home with an ornate candelabra? Brother-boning, ballet, and literal petals on literal wind? Check, check, and mate.

In short: Why are you not already watching the very first trailer for Petals on the Wind, Lifetime’s juicy followup to its smash hit Flowers in the Attic adaptation? The film features returning stars Graham, Ellen Burstyn, and Dylan Bruce, as well as Rose McIver and Wyatt Nash in parts originated by Kiernan Shipka and Mason Dye. (The sequel picks up 10 years after the events of Flowers, meaning it’s really an adaptation of the second half of Petals. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, because the second half of Petals is just as insane as the first.)

Check out the deliciously melodramatic teaser below, all set to the haunting strains of Kelly Sweet’s take on “In the Air Tonight” — or risk Withered Old Ellen Burstyn haunting your dreams forevermore. READ FULL STORY

'True Tori' teaser: Dean McDermott admits he cheated on Tori Spelling -- VIDEO

Tori Spelling does not seem to be holding back any details of her marriage in her new Lifetime docuseries, True Tori.

In a promo for the show, husband Dean McDermott admits that he cheated on her, saying, “I was out of control. Sex was an escape, just like drugs or alcohol.”

Rumors of McDermott’s infidelity hit tabloids in December. In January, the actor, 47, went to rehab for “health and personal issues.”

“I’m really mad,” Spelling, 40, says in the teaser. “I can never give him enough sex. He’s never going to be happy with just me.”

To document the couple’s journey through this difficult period in as close to real-time as possible, True Tori is airing just three weeks after filming began. The six-part series will pick up with McDermott leaving rehab. READ FULL STORY

'True Tori': Tori Spelling's new 'real-time' Lifetime docu-series to show life amid scandal

Tori Spelling wants to make sure you understand her. Like really understand her. The TV starlet is coming back to reality television with her fifth, yes fifth, show about her and her family with husband Dean McDermott. READ FULL STORY

'Flowers in the Attic' sequel: Sexy first photos and premiere date -- EXCLUSIVE

Ready to see grown up Cathy and Christopher?

Here are the first two character images from Lifetime’s Petals on the Wind, the sequel to ratings sensation Flowers in the Attic. Plus, we can also exclusively reveal the film’s premiere date: Scrap your Memorial Day plans, because you’re going to watching Petals on the Wind Monday, May 26 at 9 p.m.

The film stars Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time) as Cathy Dollanganger and Wyatt Nash (Pretty Little Liars) as her brother/secret attic lover Christopher Dollanganger. These two young-ish Flowers parts were recast because the sequel picks up a decade after the conclusion of the first film. Heather Graham also returns as their mother Corrine, while Cathy’s new boyfriend is played by Will Kemp (90210).

One photo shows a family portrait with a trio of blue-eyed Dollangangers decked out in swinging retro threads. Cathy in particular looks rather intense, doesn’t she? Then there’s a photo of Cathy and her abusive dancer paramour Julian, a relationship that leads her to confront the forbidden romance she had with her brother in the first film. Ellen Burstyn and Dylan Bruce will also reprise their roles in the film as grandmother Olivia and Corrine’s husband Bart, respectively.

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Lifetime's 'Devious Maids' season 2 poster -- EXCLUSIVE

The ladies of Lifetime’s hit series Devious Maids are back – and by the looks of a new poster for season 2, with plenty of oh-so-juicy secrets. READ FULL STORY

'Scandal' star Tony Goldwyn cast as polygamist Warren Jeffs in Lifetime movie

Scandal star Tony Goldywn, who plays President Fitzgerald Grant on ABC’s hit soapy drama, has been cast as Warren Jeffs in Lifetime’s upcoming original movie Outlaw Prophet (working title).

Prophet is about Jeffs, the leader of a fundamentalist Mormon polygamist sect who was caught after evading authorities for more than a year. It is based on the book When Men Become Gods by Stephen Singular. The film chronicles Jeffs’ rise to power following the death of his father. The scoop was first reported by THR.

'Flowers in the Attic' sequel gets new Cathy: Rose McIver to replace Kiernan Shipka

Is this the face of a beautiful prima ballerina who burns for her beautiful brother — and yearns for revenge against her equally beautiful mother?

Lifetime thinks so. EW can confirm that 26-year-old Rose McIver will star as Cathy in Petals on the Wind, the network’s upcoming sequel to its hit adaptation of V.C. Andrews’s Flowers in the Attic. McIver will inherit the role from Kiernan Shipka, who played Cathy from ages 12 through 15 in the first film. The novel on which Petals is based picks up immediately where Flowers leaves off, covering a sequence of events that take place over the course of 12 years; Lifetime’s movie version will take a different approach, beginning a decade after the events of the first movie. (Which is a good thing, since it means viewers will be spared scenes of Sally Draper seducing a 40-year-old man.)

McIver, a New Zealand native, may be known best to American audiences as Vivian Scully on Showtime’s Masters of Sex or Tinker Bell on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. As her Facebook page notes, McIver also used to study ballet and jazz dance — which may come in handy when playing dancer-turned-teacher Cathy. She joins returning Flowers cast members Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn, who will reprise their roles Cathy’s wicked mother and grandmother, respectively.

'Drop Dead Diva' to end this year (really)

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Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva will expire after season 6.

Marking the show’s second cancellation, the series will officially come to a conclusion this year, the network confirmed Thursday. The program starring Brooke Elliott has told the story of shallow model Deb, who died in an accident only to find her soul reincarnated in the body of a brilliant, plus-sized attorney. Lifetime briefly axed the show after its fourth season, then reversed course. READ FULL STORY

Lifetime orders dystopian thriller from 'Children of Men' author

Lifetime is getting into the thriller genre, picking up 10 episodes of conspiracy drama The Lottery.

Written by Children of Men author Timothy J. Sexton, The Lottery is set in a dystopian future when women have stopped having children and the human race is on the verge of extinction. But when a fertility specialist (Marley Shelton) successfully fertilizes 100 embryos, the government sponsors a lottery to find suitable surrogates.

The Lottery is one of the most provocative and original concepts we’ve ever seen,” the network’s executive vice president Rob Sharenow said. “Tim Sexton’s unique dystopian thriller represents an exciting new direction for Lifetime and continues cable’s position on the leading edge of bold, high-quality scripted drama.”

The series also stars Michael Graziadei (American Horror Story), David Alpay (The Vampire Diaries), and Martin Donovan (Homeland). Sexton is set to executive produce along with former Prison Break EP Dawn Olmstead.

'Bachelor' behind the scenes? Lifetime orders dark comedy series 'Un-Real'

Lifetime has ordered 10 episodes of a brand-new series called Un-Real. Produced by Marti Noxon (Mad Men, Fright Night) and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (Sequin Raze), Un-Real will give a behind-the-scenes look at the chaos surrounding the production of a dating competition program.

Starring Shiri Appleby (Girls), Megyn Price (Rules of Engagement), and Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter, Pitch Perfect), the dark comedy marks the first scripted series that will be fully financed and controlled by A+E Studios.
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Christina Ricci is murderous in 'Lizzie Borden Took An Ax' -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

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UPDATE: Above is a revised, final image from the studio.

Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother forty whacks…

It’s not just a disturbing nursery rhyme! Now the true story of how Lizzie Borden murdered her parents (or did she?) in the summer of 1892 is being brought to Lifetime, with Christina Ricci as the eponymous Lizzie. The true-crime case captured national attention when it first happened, proving that Americans obsession with scandalous and sordid tales is nothing new.

Lizzie Borden Took An Ax also stars Billy Campbell as Borden’s lawyer, and Clea DuVall (Argo) as her sister. The TV movie — with the perfectly pun-y tagline “It’s time to bury the hatchet” — will premiere on Lifetime Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. ET.

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