Lifetime Orders ‘Modern Love' Pilot; Renews ‘Army Wives'

Picks up unscripted ‘Love Handles' from ‘Jersey Shore' producer

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Lifetime has ordered the drama pilot Modern Love, based on the New York Times column of the same name.
It follows a newspaper science editor in a deteriorating marriage who is
unexpectedly named editor of the paper's "Modern Love" column. The series is
created and executive produced by Jenny Bicks (Sex and the City).

The network has also renewed Army Wives for a sixth season. Currently
in season five, Army Wives averages
3.7 million total viewers and is the top drama on cable with women 18-49.

Lifetime will triple its amount of
unscripted hours in 2011-12 with the pick-up of 11 new series, including Love Handles from Jersey Shore creator SallyAnn Salsano. The hour-long docu-series
features overweight couples as they attempt to transform their bodies. The net
has ordered eight episodes set to premiere in May.

Among the 24 original movies scheduled
to premiere on Lifetime and Lifetime Movie Network are Justice for Natalee Holloway, Nora
Robert's Carnal Innocence
and an Elizabeth Taylor-Richard Burton biopic.

Lifetime, which is owned by A+E
Networks, will hold its upfront presentation in New York on Wednesday evening.