Lifetime reorders ‘Day’ and ‘Chance’

Telepic 'Party,' 'Live' news, 'Net launch also announced

PASADENA — Lifetime has renewed the drama “Any Day Now” for a third season and reality series “Beyond Chance” for a second season, president and CEO Carole Black announced Wednesday at the Television Critics Assn. Tour. Each series was given a full 22-episode pickup.

Currently in production on the original drama series pilot “City Lights,” which will star Bonnie Bedelia and Nancy McKeon, the net is about to begin production on “Strong Medicine,” another drama series pilot. Exec produced by Whoopi Goldberg, who will appear in the one-hour pilot, the show will star Janine Turner.

‘Party’ planned

Lifetime also announced that production would begin in Phoenix in early February on the original movie “Jane’s Coming Out Party,” starring Stockard Channing and James Naughton as parents of a teenage daughter who announces that she is a lesbian. The telefilm is set to premiere in the summer.

To compete with Oxygen Media, which is set to launch Feb. 2, Lifetime has entered into a strategic partnership with ZeniMax Media, which will be responsible for the relaunch of the femme cabler’s Web site in late February.

Sam Simon (“The Simpsons”), president of creative for e-Nexus Studios (the entertainment content arm of ZeniMax), has developed “Tina and Lulu,” animated characters for Lifetime Online.

On other fronts, Lifetime will debut on March 6 “Lifetime Live,” a live daily information show for women, produced by ABC News. Deborah Roberts (“20/20”) will host, along with an additional host to be named later. The show will tape live weekdays from the net’s studios in New York.

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