This season, Lifetime Television is featuring a powerful Lifetime Original Movie event starring Kim Basinger, a reality show about a pet talent agency, a film about breast cancer starring Sarah Chalke, and other exciting programs.

Basinger stars as a restless wife and mother consumed with forbidden love for a Benedictine monk and the crisis and self-awakening it ignites within her in an adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd's explosive best seller, “The Mermaid Chair.”

The movie airs during a special three-night premiere beginning Saturday, September 9, at 9 p.m., followed by encore presentations on Sunday, September 10, at 8 p.m. and Monday, September 11, at 9 p.m.. All times are ET/PT.

Lifetime's fall season kicks into high gear in October with its newest reality series, "Off the Leash," which goes inside the tumultuous world of a real-life Hollywood pet talent agency to reveal just how far some women will go to find four-legged stardom for their beloved dogs.

Later that month, the network unveils "Bianca" starring Virginia Williams, Rachel Ward and Shirley Jones in a 20-episode primetime novela series about a young woman who has to start over in life after being wrongly imprisoned for murder.

Also in October Lifetime presents "The Lisa Williams Project", featuring the multi-talented English clairvoyant Lisa Williams bringing messages from deceased loved ones in spontaneous, heartwarming encounters with everyday Americans.

During October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sarah Chalke and Jay Harrington headline in the Lifetime Original Movie "Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy," based on the delightfully feisty memoir of the same name by Geralyn Lucas, a breast cancer survivor and Lifetime's Director of Corporate Communications who works on the network's award-winning breast cancer awareness campaign.

Also that month, LMN premieres the original movie "Inspector Mom," starring Danica McKellar as a young stay-at-home mom on the go who happens to stumble across murders and mysteries in the heart of suburbia. Maddie has an extraordinary talent for detecting and solving crimes, a veritable modern day suburban sleuth with a magnifying glass in one hand and a diaper bag in the other.