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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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