Lifetime Expands Daytime Lineup With Unscripted Fare


Lifetime Television is launching its first-ever slate of original unscripted daytime programming with the new series Mom’s Cooking, and two new weeklong special programming events, Lisa Williams, marking the return of the medium/clairvoyant to the network, and a new docu-series, the Untitled Fat Friends Project, officials said Monday.

“We are excited to give our viewers original content in daytime with these three unique series,” Jessica Samet, Lifetime’s senior vice president of reality programming, said in a prepared statement. “Mom’s Cooking explores the bond between mother and daughter while also learning how to make a treasured secret recipe. Untitled Fat FriendsProject’ looks at the eternal struggle to lose weight, but links best friends sharing a common goal.” 

Lifetime has ordered 20 half-hour episodes have been ordered ofMom’s Cooking,a unique cooking show that takes daughters inside their mom’s kitchen to learn how to cook theirfavorite recipe from childhood. It will premiere in December, Monday through Friday, on Lifetime. 

In Mom’s Cooking, host Joe Corsano takes eager daughters inside their mother’s kitchen to learn how to cook a signature family recipe.  Each episode follows one willing offspring as they enlist their mother to teach them how to make their favorite childhood dish step-by-step. Corsano guides the pair through the sentimental experience, as they bond throughout the cooking process and recount memories surrounding the meal.  Ultimately, both mom and daughter each cook the coveted recipe and compare their final products. 

Ten episodes will be filmed in New York City featuring favorite New York style dishes, while the balance will be filmed in Atlanta, putting Southern-style cooking on the show's menu. 

English clairvoyant Williams returns to Lifetime in a new five episode special programming event, Lisa Williams, an updated version of her Lifetime series Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead.  The reformatted show marks Williams’ first television appearances since she began a tour of sold-out appearances throughout the country, as well as book-signings for her autobiography. The series will premiere Oct. 27 and air for five consecutive days. 

The five-episode, half-hour special programming event, Untitled Fat FriendsProject, will premiere in January and air for five consecutive weekdays. The docuseries follows a quintet as they attempt to lose weight together.