Lifetime unveiled its fall slate on Thursday, including the premiere date for the Greg Berlanti-Sera Gamble drama “YOU” and a new home for the unscripted series “Seven Year Switch.”
“Seven Year Switch,” which follows married couples as they temporarily swap partners in an attempt to fix their struggling relationship, has previously aired on sister A+E network FYI for three seasons. Season 4 will instead air on Lifetime.
Lifetime has also ordered two other unscripted series, “Raising Tourette’s,” which follows families raising kids with Tourette Syndrome, and “Seatbelt Psychic,” in which a psychic will deliver readings to ride share passengers from the driver’s seat. See full descriptions of all three shows below.
On the scripted side, Lifetime has slated both the Penn Badgley-led drama “YOU” and Rob Lowe’s reimagining of the 1956 horror film “The Bad Seed” to premiere on Sunday, Sept. 9.
The network also announced a new deal with Toni Braxton (who has previously collaborated with Lifetime on the 2016 biopic “Unbreak My Heart” and multiple original films) to produce original movies, including a holiday film to air this winter. Queen Latifah and producing partner Shakim Compere have also signed on for a one-hour special in which Latifah will re-create her hit single “U.N.I.T.Y.” with top female artists, as well as the original documentary “Where Did The Women In Hip Hop Go?”
Raising Tourette’s tells the remarkable stories and exceptional triumphs of families raising an adolescent with Tourette Syndrome. This powerful new series follows five families with kids from ages 11 to 16 and like all tweens and teens their age, each child has aspirations, friends, rivals and homework. While growing up is often challenging and unpredictable, these kids are resilient and thriving despite navigating an often-misunderstood disorder. From new schools and first dates to driving lessons and family vacations, Raising Tourette’s showcases all of the ups and downs these unique families face. Raising Tourette’s is produced by Half Yard Productions, A Red Arrow Studios Company, for Lifetime. Abby Greensfelder, Sean Gallagher, John Jones, and Matt Blaine serve as executive producers for Half Yard. Brie Miranda Bryant and Kimberly Chessler serve as executive producers for Lifetime.
Seatbelt Psychic is a half hour series that surprises unsuspecting ride-share passengers with a psychic reading of a lifetime. World-renowned medium Thomas John communicates with the dead from the driver’s seat of his car, relaying detailed messages from past family members and friends. His readings are fun, highly emotional, shocking, and for many – incredibly life-changing. Thomas has never met the people he picks up, nor does he know what spirits will speak to him. But the details he relays will be mind-blowing, for both believers and skeptics alike. Thomas may only be giving his passengers a short lift, but they’ll be floored to find out who they meet along the way. Buckle-up as this ride may take some unexpected turns. Seatbelt Psychic is produced by Fulwell 73 for Lifetime. Ben Winston, Zeberiah Newman, Emma Conway, Ryan Simpkins and Sarah Happel Jackson serve as executive producers for Fulwell 73. Brie Miranda Bryant and Lauren Celinski serve as executive producers for Lifetime.
SEVEN YEAR SWITCH – SEASON THREE MOVES TO LIFETIME
Seven years marks a point in many relationships when couples find themselves to be restless and dissatisfied; and some even wonder what it would be like if they had picked a different partner. “Seven Year Switch” follows four couples as they embark on an emotionally difficult journey to help repair their relationships. Each of the couples will participate in an extreme, innovative experiment of switch therapy, in which they swap partners and partake in experimental marriages in order to help determine if different traits and characteristics in a mate could make their marriage stronger. Viewers learn each of their stories – how they met, how they fell in love, how their marriages took a turn for the worst and why they are willing to risk everything in order to save it. Lack of intimacy, communication and different interests are all factors that contributed to the decline in the couple’s marriages. Seven Year Switch is produced by Kinetic Content for Lifetime. Chris Coelen, Karrie Wolfe, Eric Detwiler, Dean Slotar and Rob Schwarze are executive producers for Kinetic Content. Gena McCarthy executive produces for Lifetime.