Lifetime Renews Greg Berlanti’s You, Sets Married at First Sight Spin-Offs


Lifetime has unveiled an expanded programming slate, which includes 75 movies for 2019, two spin-offs of the unscripted hit Married at First Sight and a second season of Greg Berlanti’s You, with the renewal coming ahead of the series premiere.

As part of the expanded slate, Lifetime has inked a production deal with Robin Roberts for a series of movies and documentaries under the banner Robin Roberts Presents to debut next year.

Additionally, the network is in development on several book franchises, including the previously announced Jane Green three-picture deal. The first movie, Tempting Fate, stars Alyssa Milano. Other books being made into Lifetime original movies include the Seven Deadly Sins anthology by Victoria Christopher Murray. Lifetime has re-teamed with T.D. Jakes and has commissioned the first three books—Lust, Envy and Greed—to debut next year. V.C. Andrews’ novels also join Lifetime’s 2019 lineup, with five book series about the twisted relationships of the Casteel Family being turned into movies.

Ahead of the debut of the psychological thriller You, from Berlanti and Sera Gamble, on September 9, Lifetime has renewed the series for a second season. Season two will follow Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley) as his search for love takes him to Hollywood where dreams can be made or shattered.

Lifetime is also ramping up its original unscripted hours. For its Justice for Women with Gretchen Carlson block on Mondays, Live PD Presents: Women on Patrol has been ordered for 20 more episodes. For its Real Love relationship block on Tuesdays, Lifetime has ordered two Married at First Sight spin-off series, Married at First Sight: Honeymoon Island and Married at First Sight: Happily Ever After.