Jenna Dewan Returns to Lifetime with Two Picture Deal





Jenna Dewan Returns to Lifetime with Two Picture Deal to Star in and Executive Produce Movies Including One for the “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” Holiday Slate
“I am so excited to re-team with Lifetime on these projects,” said Dewan. “They’ve always been such wonderful partners and have truly paved the way for female-focused entertainment. It’s going to be a lot of fun getting to tell some really special stories together.”
[via press release from Lifetime]
JENNA DEWAN RETURNS TO LIFETIME WITH TWO PICTURE DEAL TO STAR IN AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCE MOVIES INCLUDING ONE FOR THE “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFETIME” HOLIDAY SLATE

Los Angeles, CA (January 13, 2021) – Lifetime announced today a two-picture deal with entertainer Jenna Dewan (The Rookie, Step Up) to star in and executive produce two new movies for Lifetime. The projects are currently in development, and one will be a film for the for the network’s annual It’s a Wonderful Lifetime holiday movie slate. Dewan returns to Lifetime, having previously starred in the series Witches of East End and highly rated movies She Made Them Do It and Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal. Dewan will produce through her company, Everheart Production, alongside executive Kyle McNally.

“We are thrilled to have Jenna return to Lifetime’s air, but even more so, we are excited to have her step into a Broader Focus behind-the- camera role to executive produce the projects,” said Tanya Lopez, EVP Scripted Content, Lifetime & LMN. “The Lifetime audience loves Jenna and thrilled to collaborate with her to create movies that will resonate with our audience for the holidays and beyond.”

“I am so excited to re-team with Lifetime on these projects,” said Dewan. “They’ve always been such wonderful partners and have truly paved the way for female-focused entertainment. It’s going to be a lot of fun getting to tell some really special stories together.”

Jenna Dewan is an actress, host, dancer and producer who has starred in films including Step Up, Take the Lead and 10 Years. She can currently be seen starring on The Rookie, and recurring as “Lucy Lane” on the Superman & Lois, in addition to acting as a judge on the upcoming dance competition series Come Dance With Me. Additionally, Dewan has starred on television series including Lifetime’s Witches of East End, Soundtrack, The Playboy Club and appeared on The Resident and American Horror Story. She was the host for the first two seasons of World of Dance. As a producer, Dewan won a Peabody Award for the documentary Earth Made of Glass and is an EP on the Youtube Premium/Starz’s Step Up series.

Dewan joins Lifetime’s growing roster of actresses that will star in and executive produce multiple projects for the network including Reba McEntire (Reba McEntire’s Christmas in Tune), Toni Braxton (Fallen Angels Murder Club), Angie Harmon (Barstow), Sarah Drew (Stolen By Their Father, Reindeer Games) and Tia Mowry (Miracle in Motor City).

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ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies and breakout non-fiction series and documentaries. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



Lifetime and A&E Set Airdate for Upcoming Documentary Event “Janet Jackson.”





Lifetime and A&E Set Airdate for Upcoming Documentary Event “Janet Jackson.”
The two-network, two-night event premieres January 28 and January 29 at 8:00/7:00c.
[via press release from Lifetime]
OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR HIGHLY ANTICIPATING DOCUMENTARY, “JANET JACKSON.” AVAILABLE NOW

TWO-NETWORK, TWO-NIGHT, EVENT PREMIERES JANUARY 28 ON LIFETIME AND A&E

JANUARY 28 (PART 1)

JANUARY 29 (PART 2)

8/7C



Lifetime Greenlights New Movie “Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez”





Lifetime Greenlights New Movie “Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez”; Sets February Movie Premiere Dates
The film joins the previously announced original thrillers “Single Black Female,” “Line Sisters” and “Caught in His Web,” now all set to debut in February.
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME GREENLIGHTS NEW MOVIE “GIRL IN THE SHED: THE KIDNAPPING OF ABBY HERNANDEZ” STARRING BEN SAVAGE, LINDSAY NAVARRO, AND ERICA DURANCE TO JOIN MOVIE LINE UP TO DEBUT FEBRUARY 26

“SINGLE BLACK FEMALE” FEATURING AMBER RILEY, RAVEN GOODWIN AND K. MICHELLE PREMIERES FEBRUARY 5

“LINE SISTERS” STARRING LETOYA LUCKETT, KIERRA SHEARD-KELLY, TA’RHONDA JONES AND DREW SIDORA SET FOR FEBRUARY 12

“CAUGHT IN HIS WEB” FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER WHOOPI GOLDBERG AND STARRING GARCELLE BEAUVAIS, ALISON THORNTON, MALIA BAKER AND EMMA TREMBLAY BOWS FEBRUARY 19

VOD SPECIAL “LIFETIME SNEAK PEEK: WHAT’S NEW IN ’22” AVAILABLE BEGINNING DECEMBER 26 WITH FIRST LOOK AT MOVIES

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 21, 2021) – Lifetime rounds out its February all-star movie lineup with the addition of Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez, executive produced by Hernandez. The film recounts the harrowing story of her survival against all odds, when she was abducted at age 14. Starring Ben Savage, Lindsay Navarro and Erica Durance, Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez is the newest addition in Lifetime’s “Girl In” slate of films which included the highly rated movies, Girl in the Basement, Girl in the Bunker and Girl in the Box.

Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez joins the previously announced original thrillers Single Black Female, Line Sisters and Caught in His Web, now all set to debut February 2022.

New movies air Saturdays, at 8p/7c as follows:

February 5
Single Black Female starring Amber Riley, Raven Goodwin, K. Michelle

February 12
Line Sisters starring LeToya Luckett, Kierra Sheard-Kelly, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Drew Sidora

February 19
Caught in His Web from Executive Producer Whoopi Goldberg, starring Garcelle Beauvais, Alison Thornton, Malia Baker, Emma Tremblay

February 26
Girl in the Shed starring Ben Savage, Lindsay Navarro, Erica Durance

SINGLE BLACK FEMALE
Premieres Saturday, February 5 at 8/7c
Reeling from the death of her beloved father and a difficult breakup, Monica (Raven Goodwin), is ready to move forward with her life as she tries to land the new hosting job for an afternoon talk show. When she hires a new assistant, Simone (Amber Riley), the two quickly become close friends as Simone moves in next door and completely immerses herself in Monica’s life. But underneath her sweet exterior, Simone harbors a dark secret and as time goes on cracks in her façade begin to appear. Monica decides to sever ties once and for all with Simone, but Simone has other plans and is determined to take over Monica’s life for good. K. Michelle also stars.
Single Black Female is directed by Shari Carpenter and written by Tessa Evelyn Scott and Sa’Rah L. Jones.
In addition to Single Black Female, K. Michelle hosts the new Lifetime unscripted series, My Killer Body with K. Michelle, premiering February 3, at 9/8c with a sneak peek airing on January 28th at 10/9c.

LINE SISTERS
Premieres Saturday, February 12 at 8/7c
Line Sisters follows four sorority sisters- Valerie (LeToya Luckett), Cassandra (Kierra Sheard-Kelly), Simona (Ta’Rhonda Jones) and Dominique (Drew Sidora) – as they reunite at a Black Greek Weekend celebration held on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Having pledged the Alpha Beta Omega Sorority, Inc., they share more than the bonds of sisterhood, after the mysterious death of the dean of pledges 15 years prior. But the past comes knocking on their door as they arrive to the island and strange and inexplicable things begin to happen to each one of them, threatening to unearth the deadly secret that may tear them apart.
Line Sisters is produced by Big Dreams Entertainment in association with Undaunted Content for Lifetime and is executive produced by D’Angela Proctor and Leslie Greif. Tailiah Breon directs from a script written by Jasmine S. Greene and Scott Mullen.

CAUGHT IN HIS WEB
Premieres Saturday, February 19 at 8/7c
Executive produced by Emmy(R), Grammy(R), Tony(R) and Academy(R) Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg, Caught in His Web is inspired by actual events and tells the horrifying story of Emma (Alison Thornton), Olivia (Malia Baker) and Gabby (Emma Tremblay) who are each unknowingly tormented by a mysterious cyberbully by the name “Blake.” Infiltrating each of their lives by hacking into their cell phones and computers, “Blake” coerces them to send nude photos and continually harasses them and tracks their every move. Feeling extremely alone and experiencing anxiety, depression and fear, the girls later discover they are not alone in being tormented. They decide to join forces and enlist the help of Detective Holland (Garcelle Beauvais), in the hunt to unmask their harasser and end their nightmare.
Caught in His Web is produced for Lifetime by Cyber Productions, Inc. in association with Johnson Production Group. Whoopi Goldberg, Jason Egenberg, Jack Heller, Tom Leonardis and Alesia Cook are executive producers. Caitlin de Lisser-Ellen is co-executive producer. Hannah Cheesman directed from a script written by Danielle Iman.

GIRL IN THE SHED: THE KIDNAPPING OF ABBY HERNANDEZ
Premieres Saturday, February 26 at 8/7c
Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez is the true story of 14-year-old freshman Abby Hernandez (Lindsay Navarro) who vanished while walking home from school in North Conway, New Hampshire. Kicking off the state’s largest search, Abby’s disappearance left her family, especially her mother Zenya (Erica Durance), investigators and the community mystified of her whereabouts. Taken by Nathaniel Kibby (Ben Savage), Abby was kept is a soundproof container and forced to wear a shock collar while enduring psychological, sexual and emotional abuse. Despite suffering daily torture, Abby kept hope alive that she would one day be able to see her family again.
Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez is produced by Sprott Productions Inc in association with Johnson Production Group and executive produced by Abigail Hernandez, Stacy Mandelberg and Michael Vickerman who also wrote the script. Jessica Harmon directed.

Additionally, as Lifetime wraps up It’s a Wonderful Lifetime holiday slate, the VOD special, Lifetime Sneak Peek: What’s New in ’22 will be available beginning December 26. Hosted by K. Michelle, the special will preview her new series, My Killer Body with K. Michelle, alongside first looks at returning favorite Married at First Sight and new shows Leave it to Geege and Million Dollar Hustle. The on-demand special will also dive into the Janet Jackson documentary event, Janet, and showcase the new movies on Lifetime for the new year including Safe Room and Vanished: Searching for My Sister debuting in January and February films, Single Black Female, Line Sisters and Girl in the Shed: The Kidnapping of Abby Hernandez.

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ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies and breakout non-fiction series and documentaries. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



LMN Kicks Off the New Year with Two New Wrong Thrillers Headlined by Vivica A. Fox





LMN Kicks Off the New Year with Two New Wrong Thrillers Headlined by Vivica A. Fox
Additional stars appearing throughout the Deadly Resolutions, Vicious Valentines, Wicked Revenge and Spring Breakdown slates include Scout Taylor-Compton who portrays sinister triplets, Eric Roberts, Lou Ferrigno Jr., and Tracy Nelson.
[via press release from LMN]
LMN’S PROLIFIC WRONG FRANCHISE RETURNS WITH TWO NEW MOVIES HEADLINED BY VIVICA A. FOX “THE WRONG BLIND DATE” ON JANUARY 14 “THE WRONG HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART” ON FEBRUARY 4 WITH ERIC ROBERTS FEATURING A SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY JEREMY MEEKS

Additional Thrillers to Premiere Throughout the Network’s Annual Themed Stunts Featuring Scout Taylor-Compton, Lou Ferrigno Jr, Tracy Nelson, Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe

New York, NY (December 20, 2021) – LMN delivers on providing non-stop, edgy thrillers for women, with two new Wrong films executive produced by and starring Vivica A. Fox, and new movie premieres January through March on the network. The Wrong Blind Date airs January 14 at 8pm ET/PT, and The Wrong High School Sweetheart debuts on February 4 at 8pm ET/PT and also features a guest appearance by former felon turned model and actor Jeremy Meeks. Additional stars appearing throughout the Deadly Resolutions, Vicious Valentines, Wicked Revenge and Spring Breakdown slates include Scout Taylor-Compton who portrays sinister triplets, Eric Roberts, Lou Ferrigno Jr., and Tracy Nelson.

DEADLY RESOLUTIONS

DEADLY DANCE COMPETITION
Thursday, January 6 at 8pm ET/PT
Starring Natasha Wilson, Emma Jessop, Matthew Pohlkamp
Beth (Natasha Wilson) couldn’t be prouder of her daughter Regan (Brooke Maroon) who is hard at work putting the final touches on the video for the online dance contest that she entered. But Beth begins to fear for Regan’s safety after she is attacked by an unknown assailant in the parking lot of her high school. When Regan suddenly goes missing, Beth must turn to her best friend Lina (Emma Jessop) for help and the two launch a desperate search to find Regan before it’s too late.

KILLER STEPMOM
Friday, January 7 at 8pm ET/PT
Starring Julia Terranova, Jillian Murray, Alison Robertson, Jon Briddell
Brianna (Julia Terranova) has gained a reputation for telling lies and creating trouble for her parents Annie (Alison Robertson) and Daniel (Jon Briddell), who attribute her behavior as a way of lashing out at them for their divorce. So when Brianna witnesses her new stepmom Susanna (Jillian Murray) commit a murder, she can’t get anyone to believe her. Brianna turns to her mom Annie for help, who becomes increasingly convinced that she must protect her daughter from Susanna before she can enact her devious plan to destroy their family.

THE WRONG BLIND DATE
Friday, January 14 at 8pm ET/PT
Starring Vivica A. Fox, Meredith Thomas, Matthew Pohlkamp, Sofia Masson, Clark Moore, Rainer Dawn
After her recent divorce, Laura (Meredith Thomas) is encouraged by her therapist Beth (Vivica A. Fox) and daughter Hannah (Sofia Masson) to move on with life and registers for an online dating service. Unhappy with the process, Laura decides to delete her account, but soon she receives a message from Kevin (Matthew Pohlkamp) who catches her attention. Kevin appears to be Laura’s perfect match, having many of the same interests and is nothing like her ex-husband. But Hannah grows suspicious of her mother’s new suitor and is determined to discover the truth about Kevin’s real motives before it’s too late.

VICIOUS VALENTINES

THE WRONG HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART
Friday, February 4 at 8pm ET/PT
Starring Vivica A. Fox, Jeremy Meeks, Mea Wilkerson, Ryan Shoos, Doug Rogers, Alex Trumble, Eric Roberts, Helene Udy, Tracy Nelson
When Danielle (Mea Wilkerson) reunites with her high school sweetheart Danny (Alex Trumble), she’s shocked to learn how far he’s willing to go to keep their high school memories, and their relationship, alive.

OLD FLAMES NEVER DIE
Friday, February 11 at 8pm ET/PT
Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe, Lou Ferrigno Jr., Rich Paul
When successful novelist Kira Young (Yan-Kay Crystal Lowe) returns to her hometown to escape bad press after her cheating fiancé Tyson (Rich Paul) is accused of murder, she rekindles a romantic one-night stand with her high school sweetheart Weston Wade (Lou Ferrigno Jr.), who soon develops an unhealthy obsession with her.

WICKED REVENGE

FRAMED BY MY SISTER
Friday, February 25 at 8pm ET/PT
Starring Scout Taylor Compton, T K Richardson, Tracy Nelson
Twins Reina and Alex (Scout Taylor-Compton) find their lives upended by their mysterious triplet Trinity (Scout Taylor-Compton), who was separated from them at birth and who has devised a plan to frame one for murder and assume the identity of the other.

SPRING BREAKDOWNS

PSYCHO SWEET SIXTEEN (w.t.)
Thursday, March 17 at 8pm ET/PT
Starring Bailey Bass, Heather McComb, Kate Orsini, Courtney Lauren Cummings, Kassidy Slaughter
When Dylan (Bailey Bass) is forced to transfer to a new school after her mom Cindy (Kate Orsini) is admitted to rehab, she quickly rubs reigning mean girl Tiffany (Courtney Lauren Cummings) the wrong way. Dylan’s aunt and uncle offer to throw a sweet sixteen party to help her adjust, but Tiffany will stop at nothing to destroy Dylan’s plans, including murder.

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ABOUT LMN

LMN is a top entertainment destination for women, featuring a diverse mix of original movies and themed programming inspired by sister network Lifetime’s iconic movie heritage. LMN’s unique brand of storytelling serves a passionate and loyal audience with a continuous slate of movie genres they’ve grown to love. Lifetime Movies(R), Lifetime Television(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



Lifetime Adds New Series “Million Dollar Hustle” to Robust 2022 Unscripted Slate





Lifetime Adds New Series “Million Dollar Hustle” to Robust 2022 Unscripted Slate
The series joins previously announced docuseries, “Leave it to Geege” and transformation series “My Killer Body with K. Michelle.”
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME ADDS NEW SERIES “MILLION DOLLAR HUSTLE” TO ROBUST 2022 UNSCRIPTED SLATE

KESHIA KNIGHT PULLIAM TAPPED TO HOST “MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT: AFTERPARTY” FOLLOWING SEASON 14 OF CRITICS CHOICE WINNING RELATIONSHIP SERIES “MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT”

AND SETS PREMIERE DATES FOR NEW SERIES “MY KILLER BODY WITH K.MICHELLE” AND “LEAVE IT TO GEEGE”

Los Angeles, CA – December 14, 2021 – Lifetime continues to add to its robust unscripted programming slate for 2022, with three freshman series, newly greenlit docuseries, Million Dollar Hustle, following the world of transformational marketing led by Stormy Wellington, joining previously announced docuseries, Leave it to Geege and transformation series My Killer Body with K. Michelle. The new shows join powerhouse relationship series, Married at First Sight, for its 14th season, and adds Emmy nominated actor and host, Keshia Knight Pulliam to host the after show, Married at First Sight: Afterparty. Also set for January 2022, is Lifetime and A&E’s two-night documentary event, Janet.

Below is the full premiere schedule for the unscripted slate with descriptions on each series.

Married at First Sight, Season 14 – January 5th at 8pm/7c

Married at First Sight: Afterparty – January 5th at 11pm/10c

Leave it to Geege – January 12th at 10pm/9c

My Killer Body with K. Michelle – January 28th at 10pm/9c, moves to regular timeslot February 3rd, 9pm/8c

Million Dollar Hustle – January 29th at 10pm/9c, moves to regular timeslot, February 3rd, 10pm/9c

Married at First Sight: Afterparty

January 5th at 11pm/10c

Married at First Sight: Afterparty is a talk show that airs following every new episode of “Married at First Sight” and is hosted by the incredibly talented, Emmy nominated, actor, host and MAFS fan, Keshia Knight Pulliam. Fresh off screening that night’s episode, Keshia dishes with the MAFS current cast to get the inside scoop on the action, romance, and behind the scenes drama. Whether it’s laughter, tears, conflict or exclamations of true love, there is never a dull moment!

Married at First Sight: Afterparty is produced by Kinetic Content (a Red Arrow Studios company). Executive producers for Married at First Sight: Afterparty are Chris Coelen, Eric Detwiler, Montré Burton, Toni Gallagher and Geoff Nuanes from Kinetic Content and Amy Winter and Cat Rodriguez from Lifetime.

Leave it to Geege

January 12th at 10pm/9c

From the Emmy-award winning team from World of Wonder (RuPaul’s Drag Race), the new series Leave it to Geege follows Geege Taylor, an Atlanta area single mother of two whose life could be a Lifetime movie. The twice-divorced, breast cancer survivor is also an advocate for autism acceptance, hoping to educate and help others navigate their way through the ups and downs of raising a child with autism following her first-hand experience with her non-verbal 19-year-old son Pootie. Surrounded by her “family” consisting of her southern to the core mother Puddin’, daughter Harper and best friends Nicky, George and Tyler, Leave it to Geege provides a glimpse into the chaos and charm of this authentic modern family filled with love and laughter. Check out the super tease here.

Leave it to Geege is executive produced by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Samantha Hartzband and Lynsey Dufour. Brie Miranda Bryant and Kimberly Chessler executive produce for Lifetime.

My Killer Body with K. Michelle

February 3rd at 9pm/8c

Sneak Peek January 28th at 10pm/9c

With reports revealing over $9 billion spent on plastic surgery in 2020 alone just in the United States, Lifetime takes a deep dive into the darker side of achieving physical perfection with the premiere of the highly anticipated series, My Killer Body with K.Michelle on Thursday, February 3rd at 9/8c. Prior to the premiere, fans will be given an early look with a sneak peek of the series on January 28th at 10/9c.

As one of the very first celebrities to come forward with her personal health struggles after silicone injections nearly took her life, R&B chart topper K. Michelle will help men and women desperate to correct plastic surgery procedures and get their lives back in My Killer Body with K. Michelle. With the number of cosmetic surgeries on the rise and an alarming number of these procedures resulting in post-surgery suffering and trauma, each episode will follow two patients who desperately need help as well as K. Michelle’s ongoing personal story.

My Killer Body with K. Michelle is produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment and Kingdom Reign Entertainment and executive produced by Kimberly Pate. Jesse Collins and Dionne Harmon executive produce for Jesse Collins Entertainment. Carlos King and Scott Shatsky executive produce for Kingdom Reign Entertainment. Brandon Wilson and Patrick McCabe also serve as executive producers. Brie Miranda Bryant and Kimberly Chessler serve as executive producers for Lifetime.

K. Michelle also stars in Lifetime’s upcoming film, Single Black Female, alongside Raven Goodwin and Amber Riley. Single Black Female is directed by Shari Carpenter and written by Tessa Evelyn Scott and Sa’Rah L. Jones and will debut in 2022.
Million Dollar Hustle

February 3rd at 10pm/9c

Sneak Peek January 29th at 10pm/9c

Welcome to the world of transformational marketing, a multi-billion-dollar industry dominated by women whose glamorous lifestyles are supported by a gritty, competitive world of selling products and events and self-branding at all costs. Million Dollar Hustle follows health and fitness influencer, author, entrepreneur and self-made millionaire Stormy Wellington and her elite group of unstoppable leaders, called the Circle of Bosses, including Dianna Williams (aka Coach D from Bring It!), Maniya Essence Canty (Stormy’s daughter), Nathalie Nicole Smith, Bawselady, Tammy Price, Bianca Shadai and Ana Cantera.

As one of the top moguls in transformational marketing, Stormy now coaches women to help them dramatically change their lives, both personally and professionally. After overcoming extreme adversity in her own life, Stormy inspires the women and drives them to hustle and break generational curses. The ten-episode series follows the Circle of Bosses as they battle it out to win challenges and bring in the dollars, all the while fighting to keep their place within Stormy’s inner circle.

Million Dollar Hustlers is produced by Pink Sneakers Productions and 9th Degree with John Ehrhard, Kimberly Belcher Ehrhard, Michaline Babich and Brad Tiemann serving as executive producers. Brie Miranda Bryant and Nicole Vogel serve as executive producers for Lifetime.

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ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies and breakout non-fiction series and documentaries. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



Toni Braxton and Angie Harmon New Movies for Lifetime Rounds Out Casts





Toni Braxton and Angie Harmon New Movies for Lifetime Rounds Out Casts with Eddie Cibrian, Kelly Hu and Kristopher Poloha
Both “Fallen Angels Murder Club” and “Barstow” have started filming and will premiere in 2022.
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME ADDS TOP NAMES TO TONI BRAXTON’S “FALLEN ANGELS MURDER CLUB” FILMS WITH EDDIE CIBRIAN AND KELLY HU AND KRISTOFFER POLAHA JOIN’S ANGIE HARMON’S PROJECT “BARSTOW”
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 1, 2021) - Lifetime sets casts for their two new wheelhouse of movies with stars and Eps Toni Braxton and Angie Harmon. Toni Braxton’s Fallen Angels Murder Club (previously Fallen Angels Book Club) adds Eddie Cibrian (Northern Lights, CSI Miami) for the first installment of the films while Kelly Hu (List of a Lifetime, Scorpion King) joins the cast of the second film. Cibrian stars as Avery Mitchell, Hollis Morgan’s (Toni Braxton) charismatic boss, while Hu will make her debut in the second installment as the mysterious Joelle. Both productions have started filming and will premiere in 2022. Additionally, Angie Harmon’s Barstow (working title) movies has added Kristoffer Polaha (Jurassic World: Dominion, Wonder Woman 1984) to the project as Elliot, a mysterious stranger with a troubling past.

About Fallen Angels Murder Club (working title)

In the first installment, the members of The Fallen Angels Murder Club must have two things in common – a love for books and have a criminal record. Hollis Morgan (Braxton) meets both requirements. Left holding the bag in an insurance fraud scheme concocted by her ex-husband, Hollis served her time and now hopes the court will pardon her conviction so she can return to law school and fulfill her dream of becoming a lawyer. But when a member of her book club is murdered in a scene straight out of the previous night’s novel, Hollis once again becomes the subject of police scrutiny. Refusing to get stuck with another bad rap, Hollis sets out to investigate her fellow club members and after a second book-inspired murder, she races to identify the killer before she becomes the next victim. Additional cast include Keith D. Robinson (Dreamgirls, Saints & Sinners), Lisa Berry (Working Moms, Supernatural), Yanic Truesdale (Gilmore Girls), Kaitlyn Leeb (Spinning Out), Humberly Gonzalez (Ginny & Georgia), Rainbow Sun Francks (Umbrella Academy), Henderson Wade (Dear White People, Riverdale), Rob Stewart (Killjoys, Suits, Nikita), Raoul Bhaneja (Blind Spot, Clarice, The Lost Symbol) and Shawn Ahmed.

The Fallen Angels Murder Club films fall in line with Lifetime’s Broader Focus initiative which supports the hiring of women in key production roles. The movies are produced for Lifetime by Brain Power Studio and executive produced by Beth Stevenson, Nancy Yeaman, Toni Braxton and Rhonda Baraka. The films are written and directed by Baraka.  

About Barstow (working title)

Harmon stars as Hazel King, a single mother determined to shield her daughter from the life she once had while protecting and defending those who can’t protect themselves. Plucked off the streets of Las Vegas at 15, Hazel was trained as a hit woman until a surprisng pregnancy drives her to leave it all behind. Living as a single mother running a diner in Barstow with her teenage daughter, Hazel’s past eventually catches up with her and she’s pulled back in for one more hit. Additional cast include Lauren Richards (Venom, Doom Patrol), George Paez (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mom), Tim Granaderos (13 Reasons Why, T@gged), Gabriel Rodriguez (The Suicide Squad, Chicago P.D.), Casey Mills (Catrachos and Kings, Ozark), Ben Cain (Cruel Summer, Panic), Anthony Reynolds (Dopesick, I, Tonya) and Nelson Bonilla (Ozark, The Haunting of Hill House).

The Barstow movies are produced for Lifetime by Untitled Entertainment and executive produced by Angie Harmon, Michael Rosenberg, Laura Notarianni, Stan Spry and Eric Scott Woods. The first film is written by Tom Evans and directed by Howie Deutch.



“Married at First Sight” Heads Back to Bean Town for Season 14





“Married at First Sight” Heads Back to Bean Town for Season 14 in Boston with Three Hour Megasized Premiere on January 5
Season 14 is destined to be romantic, surprising and wickedly entertaining as 10 brave singles meet their stranger spouses at the altar and enter into a marriage without ever meeting before.
[via press release from Lifetime]
“MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT” HEADS BACK TO BEAN TOWN FOR SEASON 14 IN BOSTON WITH THREE HOUR MEGASIZED PREMIERE ON JANUARY 5

Before the Big Day, Two Specials to Debut on Back-to-Back Nights MAFS: Matchmaking Special Premieres December 29th and MAFS: Kick-Off Special Debuts December 30th Hosted by Kevin Frazier

Los Angeles, CA (November 22, 2021) – With 12 couples still together and 9 children born from the relationships created from Married at First Sight the Critic’s Choice Award-winning hit series, returns for season 14, premiering with a three-hour episode, January 5th, 2022 at 8p/7c on Lifetime. The new season will once again take on love in Boston, where season six fan favorites, Shawniece and Jephte, met and married! Season 14 is destined to be romantic, surprising and wickedly entertaining as ten brave singles meet their stranger spouses at the altar and enter into a marriage without ever meeting before.

With experts Pastor Cal, Dr. Pepper and Dr. Viviana Coles at the helm of this dynamic social experiment, the couples will have access to professional guidance, as well as the support of one another along the way – even if the support they are given, comes in the form of some tough love.

Each new two-hour episode will capture each couple’s emotional journey as they go from wedding to honeymoon, to early nesting and navigating the daily struggles that come with a new marriage. The newly matched couples will also get the opportunity to meet and share the good, the bad and the ugly about their unique unions. After the eight-week experiment comes to an end, each couple will make the biggest decision of their lives: to stay married or get a divorce. The love, stakes and the suspense couldn’t get any higher on this incredible season of Married at First Sight:Boston.

The Season 14 Matchmaking Special will debut December 29th at 8p/7c, providing an in-depth exploration of the matchmaking process as many hopeful singles put their hearts on the line in order to find love. The following night, December 30th at 8p/7c, Lifetime debuts the Kickoff Special where Kevin Frazier hosts a panel of insider experts, for an exclusive first look at the epic upcoming season. The all-access, behind-the-scenes special takes a closer look at each of the five couples about to be married with never-before-seen moments from the selection process and previously unreleased secrets from the Married at First Sight experts.

Meet the Couples!

Alyssa & Chris

Alyssa (30) devotes her time to rescuing animals all over the world, leaving little room for dating. Her last relationship ended in heartbreak but she didn’t know how unhappy she was until it was over. Alyssa truly believes that Married At First Sight is her opportunity to find love and she thinks the experts will be able to break her streak of bad luck and find her the man she’s been searching for.

Chris (35) has had back-to-back long-term relationships since he was in high school. He needs the experts’ help finding a match because he’s learned that in his relationships thus far, he and his girlfriends are incompatible once the honeymoon phase ends. He he hopes the matchmakers will be able to find him a woman who will keep his interest long-term! Dating apps are just not getting the job done!

Jasmina & Michael

Jasmina (29) knew early on that she had a passion for children, so she dove into her career helping local youth as an early childhood education teacher. After witnessing many failed relationships in her family involving infidelity and having gone through the same in her past relationships, Jasmina has done the work and healed from her trauma. She is truly ready to settle down and hand off the reins to the experts.

Michael (28) has tried all the dating apps but with no substantial results. A heart- to-heart conversation with his sister, led to him signing up for Married At First Sight because he wants a wife and a family but hasn’t been able to make it happen on his own. Michael trusts the experts and can’t wait to see the magic they create for him in finding his perfect match.

Katina & Olajuwon

Katina (29) has spent the last two years on a self-love journey; she has been focusing on herself and has grown spiritually. She’s always dreamed of being a wife and mother, but has struggled to find the right partner. Katina is ready for Married At First Sight because she believes this process works. She is ready to grow old with someone.

Olajuwon (29) is an admitted former,” playboy.” After enjoying this period in his life he realized he was lonely. He wants a partner with whom he can share life and hopes to have a family of his own. Olajuwon went to college with Jephte Pierre from season six of Married At First Sight. After reconnecting at their homecoming, Jephte only had great things to say about his MAFS experience so Olajuwon was thrilled when the show returned to Boston.

Lindsey & Mark

Lindsey (34) has always looked up to her grandparents’ relationship – they’ve been married for more than 70 years. Having learned a lot from past relationships, Lindsey knows both what she wants and what she brings to the table. She firmly believes that the experts will be able to find her not just a man, but a partner in life.

Mark (37) has wanted to be married his entire life and has been on multiple dating apps, but meeting women who aren’t ready to be a wife is frustrating for him. Nicknamed “Mark the Shark” he even applied to be Married at First Sight the last time the experts were in Boston and he feels that MAFS is destined to be his ticket to love! He’s hopeful he’ll finally get the answer to the question he’s been asking for awhile now: “Mrs. Shark, where are you?!”

Noi & Steve

Noi (33) is known in her group of friends as being the one who loves easily and freely and it has admittedly gotten her into some trouble in the past. She is choosing to go on the Married At First Sight journey because she’s tired of being let down. She trusts that the experts will have her best interest at heart.

Throughout his life, Steve (38) has had incredible examples of healthy, happy marriages. Recently, he found out his grandparents – who have been married for 60 years – had an arranged marriage. After witnessing so much love and happiness, marrying his future wife at first sight does not scare Steve. He is very hopeful that the experts will be able to find him a match who will make him as happy as his grandparents.

Married At First Sight is produced by Kinetic Content (a Red Arrow Studios company). Executive producers for Married at First Sight are Chris Coelen, Eric Detwiler, Montré Burton, Toni Gallagher and Erica Kessler from Kinetic Content and Amy Winter and Cat Rodriguez from Lifetime.

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ABOUT KINETIC CONTENT

Los Angeles-based Kinetic Content creates and produces non-scripted content for the global market. Founded by Chris Coelen in 2010, Kinetic’s slate features upcoming projects for multiple networks including Lifetime, Netflix, Fox, Amazon, Bravo, ABC and Discovery; their track record includes highly successful and groundbreaking shows in every non-scripted genre. Kinetic Content is part of Red Arrow Studios.

ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



Lifetime Partners with Reba McEntire and Thistle Farms Partner for This Year’s “Gift of a Lifetime”





Lifetime Partners with Reba McEntire and Thistle Farms Partner for This Year’s “Gift of a Lifetime”
McEntire selected this year’s charity, Thistle Farms, which has lit a pathway of healing and hope for women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction for over 20 years.
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME PARTNERS WITH REBA MCENTIRE AND THISTLE FARMS FOR 2021’s GIFT OF A LIFETIME, AS PART OF LIFETIME’S COMMITMENT TO SUPPORTING AND EMPOWERING WOMEN

Nashville Area Native Terrié Moore Receives Life-Changing Gifts from Lifetime, Regions Bank, Urban Housing Solutions, Comcast, Dell, Oxo, Faberware, Mattel, Target, Amazon, Kroger Journeys and Apartment 2B

Los Angeles, CA (November 18, 2021) – As the holiday season gets fully underway, Lifetime partners with country super star Reba McEntire for this year’s Gift of a Lifetime, as part of the network’s pro-social giveback initiative. Reba stars in and executive produces the new movie, Reba McEntire’s Christmas in Tune, premiering Friday, November 26 at 8p/7c as part of the network’s It’s a Wonderful Lifetime holiday movie slate. McEntire selected this year’s charity, Thistle Farms, which has lit a pathway of healing and hope for women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction for over 20 years.

Terrié Moore, age 31, a member of the Thistle Farms community and single mom of two is this year’s recipient of the Gift of a Lifetime. With the help of Thistle Farms, Terrié has been able to overcome her drug addiction and has a new lease on life. Through Thistle Farm’s residential program, Terrié has been provided a safe place to live, food and clothing, healthcare, counseling, therapeutic groups, and job training, all at no cost. But as she completes the program this fall and resumes living independently, Terrié was surprised by Reba with the life-changing Gift of a Lifetime!

Terrié received the gift of housing for two years, thanks to a grant from Regions Bank as part of its strategic community partnership with Thistle Farms as well as Urban Housing Solutions. Affordable housing is one of Regions’ key priorities for community engagement, and the bank’s work with Thistle Farms and Urban Housing Solutions is creating valuable opportunities for people, including Terrié, to have access to safe, affordable places to live.

Additionally, the apartment was furnished by Apartment 2B and Terrié also received a Dell computer, Internet Essentials from Comcast, kitchenware from OXO, cookware from Faberware, gift cards to Target, Kroger, Journeys and Amazon and toys from Mattel for her kids to enjoy this holiday season and beyond.

Terrié’s story will be shared on-air and across Lifetime’s social and digital platforms as part of this year’s It’s a Wonderful Lifetime. To learn more about Thistle Farms, please visit thistlefarms.org.

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ABOUT LIFETIME

As the #1 holiday movie destination, Lifetime’s 2021 It’s a Wonderful Lifetime slate began November 12 and continues through December 25, featuring 35 new movies – the most of any one network – and over 1200 hours of holiday programming and new movies every night beginning November 26. Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies and breakout non-fiction series and documentaries. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



Lifetime Sets Airdates for New Original Thrillers for January 2022





Lifetime Sets Airdates for New Original Thrillers for January 2022
Marking his directorial debut, Boris Kodjoe directs real-life wife Nicole Ari Parker, Drea de Matteo, Nik Sanchez and Mackenzie Astin in the home invasion movie “Safe Room” (formerly known as “Safe Space”), premiering Saturday, January 15.
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME SETS AIRDATES FOR NEW ORIGINAL THRILLERS FOR JANUARY 2022

“SAFE ROOM” DEBUTS JANUARY 15 STARRING NICOLE ARI PARKER, DREA DE MATTEO, MACKENZIE ASTIN, NIK SANCHEZ AND BORIS KODJOE, IN HIS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT

“VANISHED: SEARCHING FOR MY SISTER” PREMIERES JANUARY 22 STARRING TATYANA ALI, JUSTIN BRUENING, JASMINE GUY, CAROLYN HENNESY AND ANTHONY “TREACH” CRISS

LOS ANGELES, CA (Nov 16, 2021) – Lifetime unveils airdates for two new suspense-filled original movies – Safe Room and Vanished: Searching For My Sister – scheduled to premiere on back to back weekends in January 2022. Marking his directorial debut, Boris Kodjoe directs real-life wife Nicole Ari Parker (Chicago P.D., Empire), Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos), Nik Sanchez (The Rookie) and Mackenzie Astin (The Magicians) in the home invasion movie Safe Room (formerly known as Safe Space), premiering Saturday, January 15th at 8p/7c. The following weekend, the chills and thrills continue with the story of a sister who poses as her missing twin in Vanished: Searching For My Sister, starring Tatyana Ali (Love That Girl) playing both twins, Justin Bruening (Sweet Magnolias) and Jasmine Guy (Grey’s Anatomy). Vanished: Searching For My Sister premieres on Saturday, January 22nd at 8p/7c.

Full movie descriptions below.

SAFE ROOM

Premieres Saturday, January 15TH at 8p/7c

The Lifetime thriller, Safe Room, centers on recently widowed Lila Jackson (Nicole Ari Parker) and her 14-year-old autistic son Ian (Nik Sanchez). Since the death of her husband, Lila is grateful for their kind neighbor Neil (Boris Kodjoe), who looks out for them. After Ian accidentally witnesses a break-in in the house across the street and records the horrific murder of the homeowner, Lila becomes embroiled in a deadly struggle to protect her son from intruders Dominic (Mackenzie Astin) and Rocco (Drea De Matteo), who will stop at nothing to retrieve the video evidence of the crime and silence them. Hiding and trapped in a makeshift panic room created by her late husband, Lila and Ian must use all of their strength and intelligence to outsmart the intruders to save themselves.

Lifetime has worked with the organization RespectAbility in review of the script to ensure as much authenticity as possible in the portrayal of Ian. The role of Ian is played by Nik Sanchez who is on the autism spectrum. As part of Lifetime’s advocacy efforts, resources to learn more about autism will be provided at the end of the film.

Safe Room is produced by Astute Films for Lifetime. Executive producers include Dominique Telson and Karen Kaufman Wilson. Boris Kodjoe directs from a script by Nneka Gerstle.

VANISHED: SEARCHING FOR MY SISTER

Premieres Saturday, January 22nd at 8p/7c

Twins Jada and Kayla (both played by Tatyana Ali) could not be more opposite: Jada being the mild-mannered sister with an office job, and Kayla the wild child. Recently divorced from her husband Warren (Justin Bruening), Kayla asks Jada to watch her daughter while she sets up her new apartment. But after a few days with no word from Kayla, Jada begins to worry and reports her sister missing. With no leads and the police investigation at a standstill, Jada takes matters into her own hands. She disguises herself as her sister and gets pulled into a world of drugs and deceit in order to learn the shocking truth about what really happened to Kayla.

Vanished: Searching for My Sister also stars Jasmine Guy, Carolyn Hennesy and Anthony “Treach” Criss.

The film is produced by Big Dreams Entertainment and Leslie Greif serves as executive producer. Tim Woodward Jr. directs from a script written by Christina Welsh.

About Lifetime

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content.Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.



Lifetime Greenlights Sequel to “The Bad Seed” Executive Produced, Co-Written and Starring Mckenna Grace





Lifetime Greenlights Sequel to “The Bad Seed” Executive Produced, Co-Written and Starring Mckenna Grace
Filming in Vancouver, “The Bad Seed” sequel will premiere in 2022.
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME GREENLIGHTS SEQUEL TO “THE BAD SEED” EXECUTIVE PRODUCED, CO-WRITTEN AND STARRING MCKENNA GRACE

MOVIE IS A FOLLOW UP TO 2018’S HIT THRILLER WITH GRACE RETURNING AS “EMMA”

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 12, 2021) – Lifetime has greenlit a new original movie that will be the sequel to The Bad Seed, a follow-up to Lifetime’s 2018 hit movie. Mckenna Grace (Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Gifted), who starred in the original The Bad Seed in 2018 with Rob Lowe, revisits her character of “Emma” for the sequel, in which she co-wrote the script with her father, Ross Burge. The 2018 film’s writer, Barbara Marshall, also wrote on the project. Mckenna Grace will executive produce along with her father Ross Burge, her mother, Crystal Burge and Mark Wolper. The Bad Seed was based on the novel of the same name by William March and the play by Maxwell Anderson. Filming in Vancouver, The Bad Seed sequel will premiere in 2022.

“When Mckenna came to us with a spec script she wrote, we were blown away with her vision for the next installment and thrilled we could greenlight it and reteam with her and Mark Wolper,” said Tanya Lopez, EVP, Scripted Content. “This is an incredible Broader Focus moment to have such in a talented young star stretch her abilities beyond acting into writing and executive producing.”

The Bad Seed sequel stars Mckenna Grace as 15-year-old Emma, a seemingly typical teenaged girl who is anything but that. Set several years after the murderous events of the first movie which left her father (Rob Lowe) dead, Emma is now living with her aunt Angela and navigating high school. Angela’s husband begins to suspect that Emma may not be as innocent as she appears and suggests sending her off to boarding school. Meanwhile, a new girl at school seems to know Emma’s secrets, leaving Emma no choice but to slip back to her old ways and take care of her enemies by any means necessary.

The Bad Seed sequel is produced for Lifetime by The Wolper Organization and Front Street Productions. Mark Wolper (Bates Motel, Roots) serves as executive producer along with Mckenna Grace, Ross Burge and Crystal Burge. Louise Archambault (Catastrophe, This Life) directs from a script written by Barbara Marshall (Girl in the Basement), Grace and Ross Burge.

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ABOUT LIFETIME

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.