Unscripted

Lifetime brings “The Week the Women Went” to U.S.

Based on the social experiment format from the BBC, The Week the Women Went will premiere on Lifetime on June 6, and sees the women of Yemassee, South Carolina leaving the town for seven days to let its men fend for themselves.
April 26, 2012

Based on the social experiment format from the BBC, The Week the Women Went will premiere on Lifetime on June 6, and sees the women of Yemassee, South Carolina leaving the town for seven days to let its men fend for themselves.

The programming event aims to explore modern gender roles, by documenting the remaining men as they run their households, businesses and community on their own, while the women stay at an isolated site.

Yemassee was selcted from nearly 100 towns in the U.S., according to Lifetime. Relationship expert, author and television commentator Dr. Wendy Walsh will narrate the program.

After the 90-minute June 6 premiere at 10 p.m. EST/PST, the unscripted series will air as one-hour episodes on June 13 and June 20, before the two-hour finale airs on June 27.

The Week the Women Went first debuted on BBC Three in the U.K. in 2005, and has since been formatted in a number of international territories, including Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, India, Norway, Morocco and Sweden.

The Week the Women Went is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Jon Kroll (Big Brother, Amazing Race, Amish In The City) is executive producer and Elli Hakami (Dual Survivor, Gold Rush: Alaska) and Jane Tranter (Top Gear, Dancing with the Stars) are executive producers for BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy, Colleen Conway and Noah Pollack are executive producers for Lifetime.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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