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‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Producer Dream Hampton Talks R. Kelly Sentencing, #MeToo “Blowback” and Her Hopes for Future Legal Action

Dream Hampton, executive producer of Surviving R. Kelly, may not hold much stock in the U.S. criminal justice system, but still hopes R. Kelly being sentenced to 30 years in prison will bring some closure for survivors of his sexual abuse and predation. “I’m hoping, for the survivors, that this feels a little bit like […]

“She Was Involved Throughout the Process, From Rough Cut to Final Delivery”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Janet Jackson’ Team

When it comes to sheer magnitude of impact, few pop artists have come close to the legacy of the Janet Jackson. And while her story is certainly well-known in many aspects, the throughline of her life has left room for much speculation and heresy. For THR Presents, powered by Vision Media, Benjamin Hirsch and Rick […]

Lifetime Teams With Fresh Films to Offer Paid Apprenticeships; Part of Effort to Support Young Women From Underserved Communities

Lifetime has partnered with Fresh Films on a strategic alliance that will provide young women a paid apprentice on the set of Lifetime movies filming this summer. Fresh Films, which is headquartered on the campus of Augustana College in Illinois, is a national nonprofit that aims to provide diverse, college-age youth across the country with […]

Lifetime Nabs Rights to ‘Flowers in the Attic’ Author V.C. Andrews’ Full Catalog

Lifetime is staying in the V.C. Andrews business — in a big way. The cable outlet has acquired rights and licenses to the author’s entire catalog, which currently stands at 138 titles (and has been overseen by Andrew Neiderman since Andrews’ death in 1986, making him the most prolific ghostwriter in history). Lifetime had previously […]

TV Ratings: ‘Janet Jackson’ Scores for Lifetime, A&E

Lifetime and A&E’s documentary Janet Jackson took control of Friday night’s cable ratings. The first two (of four) hours chronicling the life of the Grammy-winning pop star averaged a combined 3 million viewers — way above the typical averages for both networks. The doc also drew a 0.66 rating among adults 18-49 across its two […]

Janet Jackson Says She Was Disinvited to Grammys, Told Justin Timberlake to Not Respond Amid Super Bowl Backlash

Janet Jackson directly addresses the aftermath and allegations around her Super Bowl Halftime Show with Justin Timberlake and the Grammys controversy during the second night of Lifetime’s two-part documentary Janet Jackson. While the first hour focuses more heavily on Janet’s response to the sexual abuse allegations her brother Michael Jackson faced, the second hour dedicates […]

‘Janet Jackson’ Doc Tackles Media Treatment of Michael Jackson, Career Break From Joe Jackson and “Secret” Baby Rumors

Janet Jackson is opening up about the scrutiny that comes with having her last name and the media treatment that resulted in a constant swirl of rumors across her decades-long career. Through new and archival interviews, photos and footage — including 10 years of never-before-seen home video captured by her ex-husband René Elizondo — Janet […]

Jenna Dewan to Topline, Produce Pair of Lifetime Movies (Exclusive)

Jenna Dewan is making her way back to Lifetime. The actress, dancer and producer will star in and executive produce a pair of original movies for the cable outlet, including one holiday film under the It’s a Wonderful Lifetime umbrella. Both projects are in development, with details to be revealed later. The two-picture deal continues […]

Janet Jackson Documentary Sets Release Date, Drops Full Trailer

A two-night, four-hour look into Janet Jackson‘s life and career is arriving this month. A&E and Lifetime announced a premiere date for the first part of Janet, the pop star’s upcoming documentary, along with a new, extended trailer released on Saturday. Part one of Janet will air Jan. 28 at 8 p.m on both networks. “It’s just something […]

Whoopi Goldberg Producing Cyber-Stalker Movie for Lifetime (Exclusive)

Whoopi Goldberg is getting back into business with Lifetime. The EGOT winner and The View co-host will executive produce Caught in His Web, inspired by one the first “sextortion” cases in the United States. Garcelle Beauvais (Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), Alison Thornton (Dare Me), Malia Baker (The Baby-Sitters Club) and Emma […]

Lifetime Releases ‘Highway to Heaven’ Reboot Movie Trailer, November Premiere Date

Lifetime dropped the first trailer for Highway to Heaven, a movie reboot of the 1980s’ drama series. The film stars Grammy-winning singer and actress Jill Scott as an angel named Angela Stewart whose goal is to help people. The two-minute clip shows a junior high school principal, played by Barry Watson, hiring Angela to work […]

‘Flowers in the Attic’ Prequel Miniseries Ordered by Lifetime

Lifetime has ordered a prequel miniseries to the Gothic teen classic Flowers in the Attic. The network has greenlit Flowers in the Attic: The Origin based on the novel Garden of Shadows, which had writer Andrew Neiderman contributing to the franchise originally created by author V.C. Andrews. The network has a full cast in place: […]