By Lynette Rice
Updated August 10, 2011 at 08:00 PM EDT
Credit: Jack Rowand/Lifetime

The wait for the next Jennifer Love Hewitt project is over! Lifetime announced today that the ex-Ghost Whisperer will star in and executive produce The Client List, about a financially-strapped Texas housewife who runs a lively, um, day spa after she’s abandoned by her husband.

The series is based on the network’s original movie of the same name that aired last year.

Lifetime ordered 10 episodes of the new series, which will bow next year. The network also closed a development deal with Hewitt’s production company Fedora Films, which includes her directing a future movie for the network.