[08/05/11 - 11:27 PM] Development Update: Friday, August 5 Updates include: Diana Maria Riva joins Rob Schneider's comedy pilot at CBS; Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim re-team for "Guilty" at FOX; and "The Week The Women Went" a go at Lifetime.
[07/11/08 - 06:59 PM] Development Update: Friday, July 11 Updates include: Ntare Mwine joins NBC's "Heroes"; CBS names new male lead on "Harper's Island"; and ABC's "Betty" gets a new love interest in Val Emmich.
SEASON(S): 1 (5 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from Lifetime's press release, July 2012) Lifetime's new series The Week the Women Went will now premiere on Tuesday, August 14, at 10pm ET/PT, immediately following Dance Moms. Narrated by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, and produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, the five episode, one-hour unscripted series explores modern gender roles and finds out what happens when all of the women leave one American town, leaving the remaining men to run their households, businesses and community on their own. The previously announced new docu-series Prom Queens will be added back into the network's schedule at a later date. Based on the ground-breaking British social experiment format from the BBC, The Week the Women Went focuses on the tight-knit community of Yemassee, South Carolina, from which its women left for one week last summer. With the women escaping to an isolated site, the town's men are left to handle all responsibilities --ranging from making the kids' breakfast and putting them to bed to maintaining their households and coordinating events -- many of which resulted in unforeseen issues forcing them to create a new perspective on life during the seven day experience. Filled with a wide range of dramatic challenges and shocking emotions, The Week the Women Went will reveal what the men and women of Yemassee surprisingly learn about themselves and their roles in the home, relationships and society as close friendships are tested, unsung heroes recognized, old rivalries renewed and deep secrets exposed during their time apart. Yemassee, located more than 240 miles northwest of Atlanta, was selected for The Week the Women Went after an extensive search that included nearly 100 towns in the U.S.