Discovery Life Dispenses Tough Love To Mistresses

"Infidely analyst" Sarah Symonds will offer words of wisdom to women looking to extricate themselves from the trap of extramarital affairs on a series bowing on Discovery Life in the new year.

During the half-hour telecasts, Symonds, author and self-proclaimed former mistress of chef Gordon Ramsay and Lord Jeffrey Archer, will intervene with one woman drawing from her own personal experiences to prove that there’s rarely a silver lining when you’re the other woman.

Produced by Great Pacific Media Inc. and distributed by Beyond Distribution, The Mistress is scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 21 with back-to-back episodes in the 10 p.m. hour

“Until now, the scandalous topic of mistresses has been relegated to soapy TV dramas and tabloid reality TV but at its heart, this series is truly about redemption, rising above temptation, and helping ‘the other woman’ become her own woman,” said Jane Latman, general manager, Discovery Life Channel. “The Mistress is just of the ways Discovery Life Channel embraces all of life’s up and downs, empowering women who have made bad decisions – often through no fault of their own – to wake up and turn their lives around.”

Symonds' first book, the self-help manual Having an Affair? A Handbook for the Other Woman, attracted huge media attention and unwittingly catapulted her into the role of relationship expert overnight. That led her to pioneer a groundbreaking support group,, to help women like her in need of a way out, and has since expanded her cause to work with wives, founding the organization, educating them on how to prevent – or stop – their husbands from cheating on them.

THE MISTRESS (wt) produced by Great Pacific Media Inc. and distributed by Beyond Distribution. For Discovery Life Channel, Julie Meisner Eagle is vice president of production, Jane Latman is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President.