Loretta Devine has joined the cast of Lifetime’s new drama series The Client List as a series regular.

The series, which is based on a 2010 original movie produced by the network, stars Jennifer Love Hewitt as Riley, "a Texas housewife who, after being deserted by her husband, ends up running a massage parlor that serves as a front for a call-girl service."

Ms Devine will play the owner of the massage parlor.

Cybill Shepherd, who co-starred in the original movie as Hewitt’s character’s mother, will also return to the new TV series in the same role.

Should be a nice steady paycheck for Loretta, given that she'll be a series regular.