Actress Loretta Devine arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Joyful Noise" held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Jan. 9, 2012 in Hollywood

*Veteran actress Loretta Devine has joined Lifetime’s new drama “The Client List” as a series regular, reports Deadline.com.

Based on the network’s 2010 original movie, the series stars Jennifer Love Hewitt as Riley, a Texas housewife who after being deserted by her husband ends up running a massage parlor that serves as a front for a call-girl service.

Devine will play the parlor’s owner.

The actress has been recurring on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” a role that earned her an Emmy Award last year.