LMN Rings in the New Year with Thirteen New Premieres





LMN Rings in the New Year with Thirteen New Premieres Including the Return of the Network’s Successful “Wrong” Movie Franchise with Five New Films
Eric Roberts, Tracy Nelson, Samaire Armstrong, Anna Marie Dobbins, Michael Pare, Tom Sandoval, Jessica Morris, Jason-Shane Scott and Michael Madsen are among the featured talent.
[via press release from LMN]
LMN RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THIRTEEN NEW PREMIERES INCLUDING THE RETURN OF THE NETWORK’S SUCCESSFUL “WRONG” MOVIE FRANCHISE WITH FIVE NEW FILMS

The 25th Film in the Wrong Movie Franchise, The Wrong Valentine, From Executive Producer and Star Vivica A. Fox will Premiere in February

Additional Stars Featured Throughout Themed Stunts Deadly Resolutions, Vicious Valentines, Wicked Revenge and Spring Breakdowns Include Eric Roberts, Tracy Nelson, Samaire Armstrong, Anna Marie Dobbins, Michael Pare, Tom Sandoval, Jessica Morris, Jason-Shane Scott and Michael Madsen

NEW YORK, NY (December 3, 2020) – LMN leaves the wrong year behind and kicks off 2021 with thirteen new thrillers including five additional Wrong Movies produced by Hybrid and executive produced by and starring Vivica A. Fox. The milestone premiere of The Wrong Valentine on February 11 will mark the 25th installment of the network’s successful franchise which is helmed by Fox. The three-month long stunt begins January 1 and concludes in March, featuring premieres every Friday night with films starring Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Eric Roberts, Tracy Nelson, Samaire Armstrong, Anna Marie Dobson, Michael Pare, Tom Sandoval, Jessica Morris, Jason-Shane Scott and Michael Madsen. LMN’s 2019 Wrong Summer Vacation stunt was seen by 13.9 million Total Viewers and 2.8 million W25-54 in July 20191.

DEADLY RESOLUTIONS

THE WRONG REAL ESTATE AGENT

Starring Vivica A. Fox, Andres Londono, Dorian Gregory, Alaya Lee Walton, Tom Sandoval, Gina Hiraizumi

Friday, January 1 at 8pm ET/PT

Julie (Vivica A. Fox, Empire) and her teenage daughter Maddie (Alaya Lee Walton, The Wrong Stepfather), rent a beautiful house on several acres of land from Charles (Andres Londono, Narcos: Mexico), a realtor they know well and who lives nearby. However, after they move in, strange noises and occurrences lead them to suspect someone else may be living on their property. Tom Sandoval from Vanderpump Rules also stars.

THE WRONG FIANCÉ

Starring Vivica A. Fox, Jessica Morris, Jason-Shane Scott, Michael Paré, Gina Hiraizumi

Friday, January 8 at 8pm ET/PT

When Abby (Jessica Morris, Party of Five), a photographer, is sent out of town on a job assignment by her boss Charlotte (Vivica A. Fox, Empire), she thinks it is the perfect opportunity to get away from her nightmarish ex-fiancé, Richard (Jason- Shane Scott, The Wrong House Sitter). But Abby quickly discovers it may be impossible to escape Richard all together.

THE WRONG MR. RIGHT

Starring Vivica A. Fox, Krista Allen, Anna Marie Dobbins, Rib Hillis, Eric Roberts, Dominique Swain

Friday, January 15 at 8pm ET/PT

Jessica (Anna Marie Dobbins, The Pom Pom Murders) moves back home after college and is surprised to find her mother Tracy’s (Krista Allen, The Wrong Stepfather) new boyfriend Paul (Rib Hillis, The Wrong Cheerleader Coach), is moving in as well. While working at a restaurant owned by her mother’s best friend Sandra (Vivica A. Fox, Empire), Jessica observes Paul fighting with another woman and enlists the help of Sandra and Hal (Eric Roberts, Stalked By My Doctor) who suspect something very strange. When Jessica discovers Paul is not who he seems, she sets out to prove he is the wrong Mr. Right.

THE WRONG PRINCE CHARMING

Starring Vivica A. Fox, Cristine Prosperi, James Nitti, Tracy Nelson

Friday, January 22 at 8pm ET/PT

Successful entrepreneur Bridget (Vivica A. Fox, Empire), has just scored a meeting with the famed Prince of Devonshire (James Nitti) about a possible multimillion investment in one of her properties. She and her young lawyer Anna (Cristine Prosperi, The Wrong Cheerleader), feel like they are living in a fantasy with the handsome prince who seems like the perfect partner for Bridget, and the right guy for Anna until they discover that he’s not what he seems.

DEADLY THERAPY (working title)

Starring Kate Watson, Meredith Thomas, Steve Richard Harris, Eric Roberts, Gigi Gustin

Friday, February 5 at 8pm ET/PT

When Beth (Kate Watson, Killer Competition) suffers a traumatic attack, her family and friends suggest she see a therapist to help her cope. However, her new therapist gives her more than she bargained for.

VICIOUS VALENTINES

THE WRONG VALENTINE

Starring Vivica A. Fox, Mariah Robinson

Thursday, February 11 at 8pm ET/PT

After her father’s passing, Emily (Mariah Robinson, Cheer Camp Killer) tries to put herself out there. A bright student, Emily doesn’t have the easiest time making friends. With the help of Ms. Connelly (Vivica A. Fox, Empire) her senior year is in full swing, but she has yet to find a guy, let alone a Valentine of her very own. As luck would have it, the new boy at school has his eye on Emily and delivers her the annual school gift of a candy cupid. Could he be the one or does he have some ulterior motives as well?

GALENTINE’S DAY NIGHTMARE (working title)

Starring Camille Stopps, Anthony Grant

Friday, February 12 at 8pm ET/PT

It’s the day before Valentine’s, a time for all the single girls to celebrate being single. Though her career is on the upswing and she’s landed her dream job, Claire (Camille Stopps, Alive) can’t say the same for her personal life and decides a night on the town with her girlfriends is what she needs. When she meets Brian (Anthony Grant, Star Trek: Discovery) she thinks she may have found the one, but soon realizes that Brian is actually married to her boss. Now in a terrible predicament, Claire’s nightmare is only beginning when her boss is murdered and she becomes the prime suspect.

WICKED REVENGE

HIS KILLER FAN

Starring Brooke Butler, Teressa Liane, Ryan Cooper, Deena Dill

Friday, February 19 at 8pm ET/PT

When up and coming musician Ariana Kent (Brooke Butler, Killer Dream Home), gets the opportunity to perform a duet with Josh Halliday (Ryan Cooper, Confess) at his concert, she thinks her dreams of romance with the rock superstar are finally going to come true. That is until he lays eyes on her best friend, Kaylee (Teressa Liane, The Vampire Diaries), sitting in the front row. After repeated attempts to seduce Josh fail, Ariana pretends to support Josh and Kaylee’s romance. But as her obsession with Josh continues to grow, Ariana’s true intentions come to light as she believes there is only room for one girl in the front row.

BRUTAL BRIDESMAIDS

Starring Zoila Garcia, Kevin A. Walton, Amanda Tavarez, Karlee Eldridge

Friday, February 26 at 8pm ET/PT

After becoming engaged to Michael (Kevin A. Walton, Sistas), a handsome and successful businessman, Jessica (Zoila Garcia, Shiny New Things) selects her five best girlfriends to be her bridesmaids. However, when the group gets together, they find themselves letting old wounds and jealousy get in the way of bonding as they all compete over Jessica’s friendship. When mysterious accidents and illnesses start to inflict the group, Jessica fears one of her bridesmaids may not have her best interest at heart.

DANGEROUS MEDICINE

Starring Leann Van Mol, Meredith Thomas, Kerry Fager

Friday, March 5 at 8pm ET/PT

After losing the use of his legs in a car crash, Tony (Kerry Fager, Christmas Coupon) is helped to walk again by Daphne (Leann Van Mol, Smuggling in Suburbia), his physical therapist. But Daphne’s loving care soon morphs into a sick attempt to possess Tony forever.

AN ORGANIZED KILLER (working title)

Starring Allison McAtee, Samantha Cope, Andrew Spach, Aubrey Stevens

Friday, March 12 at 8pm ET/PT

Recently divorced, Grace (Allison McAtee, The Wrong House) is struggling to manage her new home and restaurant venture, plus raise her teenage daughter Charlie (Aubrey Stevens, All Good Things), while also navigating a new romance with her much-younger employee Alex (Andrew Spach). Feeling increasingly overwhelmed, Grace agrees to let Lilith (Samantha Cope, Insecure) move into her guest house so she can get extra help organizing the house and restaurant. But as things start to unravel in both Grace’s personal and professional life, she begins to question if Lilith is there to help or hurt her.

SPRING BREAKDOWNS

DEEP BLUE NIGHTMARE

Starring Michael Madsen, Paige McGarvin, Juliana Destefano, Jack Pearson

Thursday, March 18 at 8pm ET/PT

Having kayaked off shore for a deserted island photo shoot, Sarah (Paige McGarvin, The Family Business) and friend Meghan (Juliana Destefano, Smuggling in Suburbia), become the target of an aggressive great white shark. Now the women must fend off the deadly predator until Sarah’s father James (Michael Madsen, The Wrong Neighbor) can guide emergency services to their rescue.

DEADLY EXCURSION: KIDNAPPED FROM THE BEACH

Starring Samaire Armstrong, Corin Nemec, Alexandria DeBerry, Matt Cedeno, David Meza, Jonathan Bouvier

Friday, March 19 at 8pm ET/PT

The sequel to 2019’s Deadly Excursion, mother-daughter duo Samantha (Samaire Armstrong, He’s Out To Get You) and Ellie (Alexandria DeBerry, The Secret Lives of Cheerleaders), embark on another family vacation in Florida cautiously believing their kidnapping saga is behind them. Unbeknownst to them, the men behind their original kidnapping have been keeping tabs on them and are ready to complete the job that was previously foiled.

1 Source: Nielsen Live+7/Most Current, Reach (000s) among P2+ / W25-54, 1+ minute qualifier, Wrong Summer Vacation dates = 7/1/19-8/7/19, Total Day M-Sun 6a-6a across all LMN Wrong movies (62 telecasts)

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.



“Little Women: Atlanta” Returns with a Two-Hour Kick Off Special





“Little Women: Atlanta” Returns with a Two-Hour Kick Off Special Including a Tribute to Minnie on Friday, January 22
Starting on January 29 the series will premiere 90-minute supersized episodes every Friday night, followed by the all-new 30 minute after show, “Little Women: Atlanta Unfiltered,” hosted by Loni Love.
[via press release from Lifetime]
“LITTLE WOMEN: ATLANTA” RETURNS WITH A TWO-HOUR KICK OFF SPECIAL INCLUDING A TRIBUTE TO MINNIE ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 22

“LITTLE WOMEN: ATLANTA” CONTINUES WITH 90-MINUTE SUPERSIZED EPISODES ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 29

LONI LOVE ALSO HOSTS ALL-NEW AFTER SHOW “LITTLE WOMEN: ATLANTA UNFILTERED”

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 1, 2020) After a monumental year of challenges and change, Lifetime’s unscripted hit series Little Women: Atlanta returns with the highly anticipated premiere of season six on its new night Friday, January 22, at 9pm ET/PT. The season kicks off with Ms. Juicy, Minnie, the Tiny Twinz Amanda & Andrea, Abira and the return of Monie, as the ladies all come back together in Atlanta to pursue their dreams in the city’s vibrant hip hop scene. Once again, the ladies bring the fun, the drama, the competition and the love as together they face health issues, careers changes, relationship ups and downs and life’s hardest trials and tribulations — all while still dealing with the complexities of living in an average size world. Little Women: Atlanta returns with a two-hour block of fan binging programing beginning with the Little Women: Atlanta Kickoff Special on January 22nd at 9pm ET/PT. Starting on January 29th the series will premiere 90-minute supersized episodes at 9pm ET/PT every Friday night, followed by the all-new 30 minute after show, Little Women: Atlanta Unfiltered, hosted by Loni Love (The Real).

With all the great joys of life that the Little Women: Atlanta ladies experience, this season they also join together to endure great sorrow when they lose one of their own, their beloved friend Minnie. The January 22nd tribute message will be followed by the Little Women: Atlanta Kickoff Special, hosted by Little Women’s Terra Jolé.

Seasons one through five of Little Women: Atlanta will also be available on mylifetime.com and on LMC app now through March 2021 for viewers to catch up and fans to take a look back at their favorite moments throughout the series. After March 2021 encore episodes of Little Women: Atlanta will be available on MyLifetime.com with a cable/carrier subscription.

Season Six of Little Women: Atlanta follows Ms. Juicy, Minnie, Monie, Amanda, Andrea and Abira, as they all come back together with the common goal of making their mark on the Atlanta hip hop industry. While the ladies continue to juggle their careers, friendships, complicated love lives and for some motherhood or the idea of becoming a mom — they are also forced to deal with the pandemic and then the tragic loss of their cast mate Minne. True to their grit and perseverance the ladies face this great loss and find a way to continue on and bring their unique humor, talents and strength to all those that they encounter on their journey — including visits from celebrity friends and some new faces that join the cast along the way.

Little Women: Atlanta is executive produced by Chris Coelen, Eric Detwiler, Vanessa Butler, Rob Schwarze, Katie Griffin, Karrie Wolfe, Terra Jolé and Shirlene “Ms. Juicy” King for Kinetic Content and Gena McCarthy, Brie Miranda Bryant, Cat Rodriguez for 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 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.



“Married at First Sight” Heads Down the Aisle in Atlanta for Season 12





“Married at First Sight” Heads Down the Aisle in Atlanta for Season 12 on January 13 with Three Hour Megasized Premiere
Season 12 is set to be the most romantic, diverse, and surprising season yet as ten brave-but-loveless singles meet their new spouse at the altar and enter a legally binding marriage at first sight.
[via press release from Lifetime]
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT HEADS DOWN THE AISLE IN ATLANTA FOR SEASON 12 ON JANUARY 13 WITH THREE HOUR MEGASIZED PREMIERE

Before the Big Day, MAFS: Matchmaking Special Premieres December 30th and MAFS: Kick-Off Special Premieres January 6th Hosted by Kevin Frazier

Los Angeles, CA (November 25, 2020) – Married at First Sight heads down south to Atlanta for season 12 of the Critic’s Choice Award-winning hit series, premiering with a three-hour episode, January 13, 2021 at 8pm ET/PT on Lifetime. Season 12 is set to be the most romantic, diverse, and surprising season yet as ten brave-but-loveless singles meet their new spouse at the altar and enter a legally binding marriage at first sight. With one groom pushing forty and another who has been divorced (both MAFS firsts), new insights are brought to a journey that is always full of high-stakes. While some marriages will survive, one couple confronts a bombshell that no one saw coming. As the season continues, each week will feature two-hour episodes and capture each couple’s emotional journey as they go from wedding to honeymoon, early nesting and eventually dealing with the daily struggles of working on their marriage. After several weeks together, each couple must make a decision: do they remain together for a happily ever after, or decide to divorce and go their separate ways?

Lifetime ends the year with a bang on December 30th at 8pm ET/PT with the highly anticipated Season 12 Matchmaking Special. This in-depth exploration of the matchmaking process has many hopeful singles putting their hearts on the line in order to find love. Ten lucky individuals will start out on the journey of a lifetime, as they learn that they will each be marrying a stranger in just a few short weeks! Following on January 6th at 8pm ET/PT, Lifetime debuts the Kickoff Special where Kevin Frazier hosts a panel of insider experts for an exclusive first look at the epic upcoming season. This all-access, behind-the-scenes special takes a closer look at each of the five couples about to get married with never before seen moments from the selection process and previously unreleased secrets from the Married at First Sight experts.

Meet the Couples!

Briana & Vincent

Briana (28) is done with dating and ready to find her soulmate. With a man hand-picked specifically for her, she wants to start the next chapter of her life, share experiences, and build an empire. She loves that the MAFS experts match candidates with a partner who is not only compatible but also someone who shares the same core values. Briana is devoted to the experiment and is ready to give it her all.

Vincent (27) was ready for marriage in a past relationship, but his partner was not. Despite his heartbreak, he hasn’t let go of the dream of happily ever after. Vincent doesn’t hold back when it comes to his feelings and he’d love the help of the MAFS experts to help match him with his dream girl. He embraces his Dominican culture, loves music, and is ready to find his salsa partner for life.

Clara & Ryan

Clara’s (27) last relationship didn’t go as planned and she was left reimagining a new future. She wants to start the next chapter of her life and has no interest in dating around. Clara wants to get Married At First Sight because she believes in fate and that everything happens for a reason. She is all in and ready to give the process everything she’s got.

Ryan (29) is ready for marriage and is absolutely husband material! His parents have been married for over three decades, and Ryan feels that his father laid out the blueprint for what a supportive husband and dad should be. Ryan is hopeful the experts can find him a wife he can build a family with, and finally make his parent’s dreams of being grandparents come true.

Haley & Jacob

Haley (28) is a homeowner, has a dog she loves, and is supported by a huge network of close friends. She is more than ready for the experts’ help to find a loyal and trustworthy partner. Haley admittedly has trust issues and would benefit from the help provided in the Married At First Sight process. She thinks that having professional guidance in those early crucial weeks of marriage will enable her to break down her walls in order to find happiness and longevity in her marriage.

Jacob (38) is tired of dating. He wants children and knows that he’s not getting any younger. Jacob already believes that arranged marriages are typically more successful than traditional ones. Therefore, the opportunity to get Married At First Sight is a win-win in his eyes. He is looking for a deep and meaningful connection and loves the idea of working with experts who have the same goal in mind. Hopefully, they can help him find the happy ending he’s been searching for.

Paige & Chris

Paige (25) is determined to break the generational curse in her family and be the first to have a successful marriage. When she was only twenty-two years old, she purchased her own house. She’s stable in her career and is ready to start the next chapter in her life and be a wife. She wants to be Married At First Sight because she truly believes in the process and trusts in the experts to find her the right man.

Chris (27) has dreamed about getting married from a young age. Raised by Pastors, his faith runs deep, and he firmly believes in the power of prayer. He knows God will bring him his wife and he’s confident Married At First Sight is a sign of answered prayers. Alongside his wife, he wants to be co-CEOs, leaving behind a legacy for the many children he hopes to have!

Virginia & Erik

Virginia (26) hasn’t had the best relationships in the past, but she’s much stronger as a person and has learned from each failed partnership. She’s at a point in her life where she can confidently say she is prepared for marriage. Admitting that she has a history of self-sabotaging relationships, Virginia is ready to overcome her fears and commit to love.

Erik (34) has been ready for marriage for a long time now and because he’s been married before he doesn’t want to waste any time finding his perfection match. Erik has accomplished everything in his life and is ready to start the next chapter with a family.

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, Ally Simpson, Montre Burton and Toni Gallagher from Kinetic Content and Gena McCarthy 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 Announces Movie and Documentary Events for Winter 2021





Lifetime Announces Movie and Documentary Events for Winter 2021
Highlights include two all-new authorized biopics of Salt-N-Pepa and Wendy Williams.
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME ANNOUNCES MOVIE AND DOCUMENTARY EVENTS FOR WINTER 2021 WITH THE THREE-HOUR SALT-N-PEPA BIOPIC AND INTERVIEW SPECIAL HOSTED BY LONI LOVE PREMIERING JANUARY 23, WENDY WILLIAMS: THE MOVIE AND THE WENDY WILLIAMS STORY… WHAT A MESS! DOCUMENTARY, DEBUTING JANUARY 30 AND WHITNEY & BOBBI DOCUMENTARY, SET FOR FEBRUARY 6

LOS ANGELES, CA (Nov 24, 2020) – Lifetime unveils airdates for two all-new authorized biopics and three new documentaries centered on some of the most iconic women in pop culture history – Salt-N-Pepa, Wendy Williams and Whitney Houston, airing on three-consecutive Saturdays to heat up Winter 2021. The three-hour Lifetime original movie Salt-N-Pepa, about the groundbreaking hip hop duo, premieres Saturday, January 23 at 8 pm ET/PT, followed by the documentary Salt-N-Pepa Interview Special, hosted by Emmy(R) and NAACP award winning, Loni Love (The Real, Café Mocha, Bridezillas) and featuring exclusive interviews with Salt-N-Pepa, airing immediately after the biopic, at 11 pm. Wendy Williams: The Movie, the first biopic about outspoken television host Wendy Williams, premieres Saturday, January 30 at 8 pm ET/PT, accompanied by the documentary The Wendy Williams Story… What a Mess!, featuring a raw and emotional interview with Wendy, airing at 10 pm. And finally, the new documentary, Whitney & Bobbi, about the heartbreaking parallel lives and ultimate fates of pop legend Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina, premieres Saturday, February 6 at 10 pm ET/PT.

SALT-N-PEPA – JANUARY 23 – 8PM

Salt-N-Pepa details the journey of Queensborough Community College students Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton as they enter the world of rap and hip hop, after recording a song for their friend Hurby Azor. Salt-N-Pepa made a huge impact as one of the first all-female rap groups, changing the look of hip hop and being unafraid to talk about sex and share their thoughts on men. The movie follows the group as they become the first female rap act to go platinum and experience ground-breaking success with multiple awards, including a Grammy award – paving the way for all female rappers to follow. The film will feature performances of Salt-N-Pepa’s greatest hits, including: “Let’s Talk About Sex”, “What a Man”, “Shoop” and “Push It”. The movie stars GG Townson as Cheryl “Salt” James, Laila Odom as Sandra “Pepa” Denton, Cleveland Berto as music producer “Hurby Azor,” Jermel Howard as rapper “Treach” and Monique Paul as “DJ Spinderella.” Salt-N-Pepa is produced by Sony Pictures Television and directed by Mario Van Peebles (New Jack City, Baadasssss!) from a script by Abdul Williams (The Bobby Brown Story, The New Edition Story). Robert Teitel (The Hate U Give, Barbershop Franchise) from State Street Pictures serves as executive producer. The biopic is also executive produced by Cheryl James, Sandra Denton, Shakim Compere and Queen Latifah and is co-executive produced by Hurby Azor. Sebastian Dungan serves as the Lifetime executive in charge of production.

SALT-N-PEPA INTERVIEW SPECIAL – JANUARY 23 – 11PM

After 35 years, the reigning Queens of Hip Hop are still going strong. Salt-n-Pepa sit down for a fun and intimate discussion about what makes their iconic partnership work, how these two very different personalities find the delicate balance to keep it going, and how their pioneering style continues to influence the music world today. Hosted by Loni Love, the special is packed with never-before heard stories about their lives and careers and share exclusive BTS footage, with a few surprises and special guests along the way! Salt-N-Pepa Interview Special is produced by A&E Originals with Ted Butler as executive producer.

WENDY WILLIAMS: THE MOVIE – JANUARY 30 – 8PM

Talk show host Wendy Williams executive produces the biopic on her life, revealing the highs and lows she has experienced throughout the years. Wendy has made herself the go-to source for great celebrity dish on her hit talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, but recently the spotlight has turned towards her. The authorized project provides a revealing look at Wendy’s journey, from her scrappy upstart days in urban radio to the success of her own syndicated talk show. Despite all the naysayers and obstacles Wendy encountered throughout her life, her strength and determination have allowed her to thrive. Ciera Payton takes on the lead role while Morocco Omari stars as Wendy’s ex-husband Kevin Hunter. Produced by Front Street for Lifetime and executive produced by Wendy Williams, Will Packer and Sheila Ducksworth. Darren Grant directs from a script written by Leigh Davenport and Scarlett Lacey.

THE WENDY WILLIAMS STORY… WHAT A MESS! – JANUARY 30 – 10PM

In this feature length documentary, Wendy Williams, the self-anointed Queen of all Media, sheds her private persona and speaks directly to the camera, discussing every inch of joy and humiliation she has experienced since childhood. From her apartment in Manhattan, we’re with Wendy during the course of her divorce, as she deals with being a ‘Hot Topic’ and finds a way to right her ship again. It’s a raw, no holds barred look with never-before heard truths about Wendy’s notorious feuds with celebrities, her shocking divorce, her childhood and the private darkness she has endured. This is the story of a self-made woman who finds herself at the start of a new life, uncertain of the future, but ready to reclaim her crown. The documentary is produced by eOne and Creature Films for Lifetime. Executive producers include Wendy Williams, Tara Long, Mark Ford, Kevin Lopez, Sarah Girgis and Joie Jacoby. Brie Miranda Bryant and Gena McCarthy serve as executive producers for Lifetime.

WHITNEY & BOBBI – FEBRUARY 6 – 8PM

The two-hour documentary presents an in-depth look at the parallel lives of renowned singer Whitney Houston and her daughter Bobbi Kristina. Both faced similar struggles and turned to drugs and alcohol for relief from the pressures of being in the spotlight, before leaving the earth in the same tragic way. In a candid look at the ups and downs of their personal stories, and a celebration of their lives, Whitney and Bobbi offers intimate conversations with the friends and family that were closest to them. Whitney & Bobbi is produced by Entertainment One and Creature Films for Lifetime. Executive producers include Tara Long, Shawna Foster, Madison Merritt, Mark Ford, Kevin Lopez from eOne and Creature Films and Brandi Burnside-Boyd. Brie Miranda Bryant and Gena McCarthy serve as executive producers for Lifetime.

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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.



Lifetime Greenlights “Death Saved My Life”





Lifetime Greenlights “Death Saved My Life” Executive Produced by and Starring Meagan Good, Chike Okonkwo and La’Myia Good for Network’s Winter Ripped from the Headlines Slate
Real-life sisters Meagan and La’Myia Good portray siblings in the film, which is inspired by true events and tells the story of a woman who faked her own death in order to trap her husband after he hires a hitman to kill her.
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME GREENLIGHTS “DEATH SAVED MY LIFE” EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY AND STARRING MEAGAN GOOD, CHIKÉ OKONKWO AND LA’MYIA GOOD FOR NETWORK’S WINTER RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES SLATE
NEW YORK, NY – November 19, 2020 – Lifetime greenlights the latest Ripped From the Headlines thriller Death Saved My Life starring Meagan Good (The Intruder), Chiké Okonkwo (Being Mary Jane) and La’Myia Good (The Wood). Real-life sisters Meagan and La’Myia Good portray siblings in the film, which is inspired by true events and tells the story of a woman who faked her own death in order to trap her husband after he hires a hitman to kill her. Produced by Jarrett Creative and debuting in early 2021, the film is executive produced Meagan Good, Julie Insogna Jarrett and Seth Jarrett. Death Saved My Life joins previously announced Ripped from the Headlines movies for the winter slate, Girl in the Basement which marks Elisabeth Rohm’s directorial debut and stars Stefanie Scott, Judd Nelson, Joley Fisher and The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice with Kim Delaney and EP Deborah Norville.

On the surface it seems Jade (Meagan Good) has it all, a successful marketing career, a husband admired and respected in the community, and a young daughter they both dote on. But behind closed doors, her life is far from idyllic. Her husband Ed (Chiké Okonkwo) is a controlling man who is physically and psychologically abusive. When Jade decides to leave Ed he tells her “If I can’t have you, nobody will,” a threat which becomes very real when she discovers he has hired someone to kill her. Knowing no one will believe her, Jade realizes the only way to escape Ed is to make him believe the hitman completed the job and that she is dead. La’Myia Good plays Jade’s sister Leigh.

Death Saved My Life is produced by Jarrett Creative. Executive producers are Julie Insogna Jarrett, Seth Jarrett and Meagan Good. Seth Jarrett directs from a script written by Barbara Kymlicka.

BIOS

Meagan Good was most recently seen starring in the hit DC Comics film Shazam! and thriller The Intruder. She co-directed her first film, If Not Now, When?, which she also stars in and co-produced and will be released on January 8, 2021. She will also appear in Sony’s upcoming Monster Hunter, scheduled to be released in theaters on December 30, 2020. Good has starred in box office hits Think Like a Man and Think Like a Man Too, and was the lead of Fox’s Minority Report. She also starred in the Lifetime romantic comedy Love by the 10th Date. Her breakout role was in Eve’s Bayou, earning critical acclaim for her powerful performance opposite Samuel L. Jackson, and nominations for an NAACP Image Award and Hollywood Reporter Award. In 2016, she published her first book, The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love, which she co-wrote with her husband, DeVon Franklin.

Chiké was most recently seen as a lead on BET’s hit show Being Mary Jane and starred in the British Indie film Genesis. Previously, Okonkwo was one of the leads of The Birth of a Nation. Hailing from London, Chiké started his career in theater working at the ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE and the ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY. His time with the RSC culminated in his performance in the award winning production of Julius Cesar that went to New York in 2013.

La’Myia is a businesswoman, entrepreneur, women’s advocate and lifestyle guru in addition to actress, starring as “Monica” in Paramount Pictures The Wood and her breakout role as “Stacey” in the urban classic film Video Girl. La’Myia recently made her debut as a film producer in the independent film If Not Now, When? with her sister Meagan Good, with whom she also co-founded the nonprofit organization “For the Greater Good.” Additionally, La’Myia is the CEO of the actors workshop: “The Acting Experience.” And is also preparing to launch her innovative maternity beauty line “MRS’S B’s + Belly Butter.” La’Myia is known as a super mom to her two sons, Ely and Eazy, and married to Grammy award-winning artist/song writer Eric Bellinger.

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.



Kim Delaney to Star in New Lifetime Movie “The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice”





Kim Delaney to Star in New Lifetime Movie “The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice” with Deborah Norville as an Executive Producer
Inspired by the emotional story of Mari Gilbert, a mother whose daughter’s disappearance led to the discovery of 19 bodies, many of which are believed to have been murdered by an unidentified Long Island serial killer.
[via press release from Lifetime]
KIM DELANEY TO STAR IN NEW LIFETIME MOVIE “THE LONG ISLAND SERIAL KILLER: A MOTHER’S HUNT FOR JUSTICE” WITH DEBORAH NORVILLE AS AN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

MOVIE WILL BE PART OF NETWORK’S WINTER “RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES” SLATE
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 12, 2020) – Emmy(R) Award-winning actress Kim Delaney (NYPD Blue) returns to Lifetime following her long stint on Army Wives to star in the new “Ripped from the Headlines” Lifetime original movie, The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice. Inspired by the emotional story of Mari Gilbert, a mother whose daughter’s disappearance led to the discovery of 19 bodies, many of which are believed to have been murdered by an unidentified Long Island serial killer. The film follows her relentless pursuit for answers and the truth. Emmy(R) Award-winning journalist Deborah Norville, who covered Gilbert’s story as anchor for Inside Edition, will executive produce. The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice is scheduled to premiere winter 2021 on Lifetime.

“Mari Gilbert singlehandedly brought closure to families who never knew what happened to their missing sisters and daughters,” said executive producer, Deborah Norville. “To law enforcement she was ‘just a mom,’ but her tenacity led to the discovery of a serial killer who may still be roaming free. The incomparable Kim Delaney makes the anguish and anger of Mari Gilbert palpable for the viewer. Watching her performance and that of the entire cast is simply thrilling.”

The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice tells the story of Mari Gilbert’s search for the truth behind what happened to her daughter Shannan, a sometime escort who disappeared after a ‘date’ on Long Island. After Shannan (Katharine Isabelle, Hannibal) fails to come home, her mother Mari (Kim Delaney) knows something is terribly wrong. Pleading to police to take her concerns seriously, she keeps pushing the police for answers. Mari’s insistence that her daughter not be overlooked eventually leads to a horror hidden on Long Island for more than a decade – 19 bodies of young women discovered buried in shallow graves along Ocean Parkway in the area of Jones Beach State Park. Though the search for the killer is still ongoing, Mari’s passionate dedication to giving her daughter and other forgotten women a voice, and the attention they deserve, has kept the case alive with hopes of a breakthrough soon.

The movie not only follows a mother’s tireless search for the truth, but it also digs deep into the murders, including Shannan’s, that have gone unsolved for so long.

Joining Kim Delaney is Eugene Clark (The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel) as private investigator “Herc” Zinneman.

The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice is produced by Lighthouse Pictures, with Sony Pictures Television distributing. Executive producers include Emmy(R) Award winner Deborah Norville and Peabody Award winner Elizabeth Stephen. The script is written by John Pielmeier (Agnes of God, The Capture of the Green River Killer).

Kim Delaney began her career in the memorable role of Jenny Gardner on the ABC daytime drama All My Children, for which she earned her first Emmy(R) nomination. She went on to capture the attention of audiences and critics alike with her portrayal of Detective Diane Russell on ABC’s acclaimed series NYPD Blue, for which she received three Emmy(R), two Golden Globe and three Screen Actors Guild nominations, and won the Emmy(R) for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Drama. Following the end of NYPD Blue, she starred in Steven Bochco’s drama Philly, the premiere season of CSI Miami, and recurred in the popular series The O.C. Kim also starred in Lifetime’s top-rated cable series Army Wives for six seasons. More recently, she played Dr. Nancy Redman in TNT’s Murder in the First and starred in Hallmark’s Signed, Sealed and Delivered; as well as in the independent feature, God Bless the Broken Road and Tone-Deaf. Kim currently has a recurring role on NBC’s Chicago Fire, and recently returned to daytime television on General Hospital. She will star in the upcoming Lifetime movie The Long Island Serial Killer: A Mother’s Hunt for Justice in 2021.

Deborah Norville is a two-time Emmy(R) Award winner and Anchor of Inside Edition, the country’s top-rated syndicated newsmagazine. The longtime journalist and author is also the executive producer of the television crime series Executed with Deborah Norville and Exposed with Deborah Norville both of which air on Reelz. Norville is the author of a number of books, including the New York Times Best Seller, “Thank You Power: Making the SCIENCE of Gratitude Work for You.”

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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 Announces Four New Movies to “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” Holiday Programming Slate





Lifetime Announces Four New Movies to “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” Holiday Programming Slate
Chad Michael Murray, Jessica Lowndes, Jamie Luner, Johnny Messner, Brooke Burfitt, Dan Jeannotte, Malone Thomas and Jason Burkey are among those featured.
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME ANNOUNCES FOUR NEW MOVIES TO “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFETIME” HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING SLATE INCLUDING

TOO CLOSE FOR CHRISTMAS STARRING CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY AND JESSICA LOWNDES; THE CHRISTMAS HIGH NOTE WITH JAMIE LUNER AND JOHNNY MESSNER; CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE WITH BROOKE BURFITT; MY SWEET HOLIDAY WITH MALONE THOMAS

Los Angeles, CA – November 10, 2020 – Lifetime keeps the gifts coming this season, adding four new holiday movies to its already impressive lineup for It’s a Wonderful Lifetime slate. As the #1 holiday destination, Lifetime now totals a remarkable 34 movies and includes Too Close for Christmas starring Chad Michael Murray and Jessica Lowndes; The Christmas High Note; Christmas at the Castle; and My Sweet Holiday. Additionally, on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Lifetime will run a “Best of It’s a Wonderful Lifetime,” with repeats of the best movies from this year’s slate.

Too Close for Christmas

Starring Chad Michael Murray, Jessica Lowndes

Friday, 12/4 at 8pm ET/PT

When Hayley (Jessica Lowndes) accepts an invitation to spend Christmas with her sister’s new in-laws, her seemingly perfect holiday takes a turn when Luke (Chad Michael Murray), Hayley’s brother-in-law’s brother, unexpectedly shows up. Still harboring a grudge against Luke for ending her last relationship, Hayley reluctantly spends time with Luke and slowly realizes she may have been too quick a judge on Luke. Too Close for Christmas is directed by Ernie Barbarash from a script by Nicole Baxter. Produced by HP Christmas Magic Productions Inc., and is executive produced by Brad Krevoy, Amy Krell, Amanda Phillips Atkins, Eric Jarboe, Ernie Barbarash, Nicole Baxter, Micheline Blais, Susie Belzberg Krevoy, Chad Michael Murray and Jessica Lowndes.

Spotlight on Christmas which was previously scheduled for this date will now debut Monday, December 21 at 8pm ET/PT.

The Christmas High Note

Starring Jamie Luner, Johnny Messner, William McNamara, Kassandra Clementi, Madeline Grace

Tuesday, 12/22 at 8pm ET/PT

After being stood up by her partner Brad (William McNamara), Rachel (Jamie Luner) soon meets Michael (Johnny Messner) and his teenage daughter, Sophia. During Christmas Eve pageant rehearsals, Sophia finds herself challenged to hit the high note in her solo of Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. Rachel offers to coach Sophia’s performance and discovers a new interest in Michael. The Christmas High Note is produced by Copper Beeches. Ned Nalle, Fiorenza Cella, Evan Setyawan, Mike Lischke and Stu Kosh serve as executive producers. Brian Skiba directs from a script written by Clifford McGhee and Courtney Miller.

Christmas at the Castle

Starring Brooke Burfitt, Dan Jeannotte, Geraldine Somerville, Nicholas Farrell

Wednesday, 12/23 at 8pm ET/PT

This Christmas, Blaire Henderson (Brooke Burfitt), a perfume expert from New York, is sent to remote Scotland to find a rare fragrance, The Heart of the Highlands. But when she arrives, she finds the dashing license owner, Alistair McGregor (Dan Jeannotte) is a stubborn aristocrat who won’t sell. Thinking on her feet, she poses as a documentary filmmaker to learn the secret formula. The more time they spend together, the more sparks fly. With the scent of romance in the air, will Blaire find love where she least expected? Christmas at the Castle is produced by Reel One Entertainment with Rory Gorman, John Johnston, Lars Knudsen, Scott Lines, Rhys Williams, Tom Berry, Louisa Cadywould and Sebastian Battro serving as executive producers. Ryan Alexander Dewar directs from a script by Louise Burfitt-Dons.

My Sweet Holiday

Starring Malone Thomas, Jason Burkey

Thursday, 12/25 at 8pm ET/PT

When Sadie’s (Malone Thomas) boyfriend cancels their holiday plans, she decides to spend Christmas with her parents back in her hometown, only to find out they’ve sold the family’s beloved chocolate store to a stranger who knows nothing about chocolate. Begrudgingly, her father convinces her that she’d be the obvious choice to help teach the new owner everything she knows about chocolate. In the middle of planning the perfect retirement party for her parents, she discovers that not everything has to be perfect. And sometimes, when you least expect it, you find love. My Sweet Holiday is produced by American Cinema Inspires; written, directed and executive produced by Sandra L. Martin. Isaac Alongi also serves as executive producer.

The full slate of new movie premieres at 8pm ET/PT includes:

11/11 A Welcome Home Christmas – Repeat for Veteran’s Day (Jana Kramer, Brandon Quinn, Craig Morgan, Tim Reid, Charlene Tilton)
11/13 Christmas on the Vine (Julianna Guill, Meredith Baxter)
11/14 Christmas on Wheels (Tiya Sircar, Michael Xavier)
11/15 The Christmas Edition (Carly Hughes, Rob Mayes, Marie Osmond)
11/20 A Taste of Christmas (Anni Kreuger, Giles Marini, Nia Vardalos)
11/21 Feliz NaviDAD (Mario Lopez, AnnaLynn McCord, Paulina Chavez)
11/22 Homemade Christmas (Michelle Argyris, Travis Nelson)
11/27 Dear Christmas (Melissa Joan Hart, Jason Priestley, Robin Givens, Ed Begley Jr., Faith Prince, Hilarie Burton, Antwon Tanner)
11/28 Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding (Kelly Rowland, Thomas Cadrot, Debbi Morgan, Bresha Webb)
11/29 People Presents: Once Upon a Main Street (Vanessa Lachey, Ryan McPartlin, Patrick Duffy, Polly Draper)
11/30 The Christmas Listing (Lexi Giovagnoli, Travis Burns)
12/4 Too Close for Christmas (Chad Michael Murray, Jessica Lowndes)
12/5 Let’s Meet Again on Christmas Eve (Kyla Pratt, Brooks Darnell)
12/6 Christmas Ever After (Ali Stroker, Daniel di Tomasso)
12/7 The Santa Squad (Rebecca Dalton, Aaron Ashmore)
12/11 Inn Love By Christmas (Jonna Walsh, Jesse Hutch)
12/12 The Christmas Setup (Ben Lewis, Blake Lee, Fran Drescher, Ellen Wong, Chad Connell)
12/13 A Sugar & Spice Holiday (Jacky Lai, Tony Giroux, Tzi Ma, Lillian Lim)
12/14 Lonestar Christmas (Stephanie Bennett, Marco Grazzini)
12/18 Christmas on the Menu (Kim Shaw, Clayton James)
12/19 A Christmas Exchange (Laura Vandervoort, Rainbow Sun Francks)
12/20 A Christmas Break (Cindy Sampson, Steve Byers)
12/21 Spotlight on Christmas (Tori Anderson, Victor Zinck)
12/22 The Christmas High Note (Jamie Luner, Johnny Messner)
12/23 Christmas at the Castle (Brooke Burfitt, Dan Jeannotte)
12/24 The “Best of” It’s a Wonderful Lifetime Slate marathon
12/25 My Sweet Holiday (Malone Thomas, Jason Burkey)

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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 Movie Club(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 Announces “Lifetime: Live!” Kicking Off with “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime: Live!”





Lifetime Announces “Lifetime: Live!” Kicking Off with “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime: Live!”
“Lifetime: Live!” is a series of fan-focused live virtual events will further extend the content experience for audiences.
[via press release from Lifetime]
Lifetime Announces LIFETIME: LIVE! Kicking Off With IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFETIME: LIVE!

Series of Live Virtual Events Features Fan Favorite Stars from Annual IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFETIME Holiday Movie Slate

Movie Headliners Participating in First Holiday Events Include Kelly Rowland, Melissa Joan Hart, Vanessa Lachey, Jana Kramer, Carly Hughes, Marie Osmond, Ben Lewis, Fran Drescher, Jacky Lai, Ali Stroker, Tiya Sircar, Julianna Guill, Meredith Baxter and Sara Canning

Others Featured Include Debbi Morgan, Patrick Duffy, Ryan McPartlin, Rob Mayes, Daniel di Tomasso, Thomas Cadrot, Latonya Williams, Jaime M. Callica, Nathan Witte, Craig Morgan, Chad Connell, Ellen Wong, Tony Giroux, Michael Xavier and Zak Santiago
Los Angeles, CA – October 27, 2020 – Lifetime announces a new way for fans to engage with their favorite stars from the premiere entertainment destination for women. Lifetime: Live!, a series of fan-focused live virtual events will further extend the content experience for audiences. The series officially kicks off this Thursday, October 29th with It’s a Wonderful Lifetime: Live!, another opportunity for fans to celebrate the holiday season with stars from the It’s a Wonderful Lifetime holiday movies.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFETIME: LIVE! will feature everyone’s favorite stars from the largest holiday slate ever created for Lifetime’s annual It’s a Wonderful Lifetime. The network will host four free holiday virtual panels with exclusive sneak peeks and festive activities for fans.

Viewers are invited to register now for the free virtual events (full details below) at: https://www.lifetimelive.com/experiences/

“Lifetime is the #1 holiday movie destination in the U.S. because our movies have attracted and held such an extensive base of passionate, loyal fans,” said Lance Still, Senior Vice President, Consumer Enterprises, A+E Networks. “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime: Live! is the first set of our ongoing virtual events under the Lifetime: Live! banner, and our chance to give back to the greatest fans in the world with access to the talent and the movies they love. Lifetime: Live! is part of Lifetime’s innovative 360 approach to engage our viewers throughout the holiday season and year-round.”

Amy Winter, Executive Vice President, Head of Programming, Lifetime added, “We are incredibly proud to lead our It’s a Wonderful Lifetime campaign in ways that connect with our fans and audiences in a big way. Our slate of movies is all at once relevant, meaningful, and magical – because this year it’s especially true that we all need a little more of the holidays!”

Lifetime officially kicked-off its holiday movie campaign on Friday, October 23rd with the premiere of Christmas on Ice. The network previously announced a partnership with Emmy(R)-winning lifestyle expert Sandra Lee who will host a range of holiday-themed segments including baking, decorating and gift giving; as well as the debut of its first float – Christmas in Town Square – in the 94th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade(R). Lifetime also announced a number of marketing integrations and sponsorships for It’s a Wonderful Lifetime that include Mrs. Fields, JustFab, P&G, Bailey’s, Marathon Petroleum, Shriners Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s.

Schedule of Virtual Events and Star Appearances:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, AT 5PM ET/2PM PT

Tinsel Talk Hosted by Jessica Radloff, West Coast Editor, Glamour

The Christmas Yule Blog – Featuring Sara Canning and Zak Santiago

Caroline Williams (Sara Canning), a well-known social media travel writer, is given the assignment to cover a hundred-year-old Christmas parade in the small town of Carte De Amor, New Mexico. Not excited about the assignment, Caroline goes anyway and meets a high school music teacher, Oscar Ortiz (Zak Santiago), who introduces her to a side of Christmas that she has never seen, with different traditions and meanings. In the twelve days before Christmas, Caroline falls in love with Christmas all over again and finds true love for herself.

A Welcome Home Christmas – Featuring Jana Kramer and Craig Morgan

Chloe (Jana Kramer) has always supported various military organizations, including the town’s Army toy drive for Christmas. This year, she is paired up with Michael (Brandon Quinn), a vet who recently returned home, and together they recruit other veterans and active military personnel to help in the cause. As the community gears up for the Officer’s Christmas Ball, where all the kids will meet Santa Claus and receive their gifts, Michael and Chloe begin to realize the greatest gift this season has been each other’s company. Craig Morgan also stars.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, AT 5PM ET/2PM PT

Deck The Halls Hosted by Emily Longeretta, Senior Entertainment Editor, Us Weekly

Christmas on the Vine – Featuring Meredith Baxter and Julianna Guill

Brooke (Julianna Guill), a young marketing executive, goes back to her hometown excited to relive her Christmas memories, while helping a struggling family-owned winery. Her marketing assignment involves an unlikely partnership with Tyler (Jon Cor), the charismatic, yet stubborn owner of the winery. Brooke quickly learns that the town’s Christmas spirit has disappeared due to a wine conglomerate buying out all of the local wineries. Determined to bring Christmas back to the town, Brooke and Tyler work together and discover they share more than a love for wine.

Christmas on Wheels – Featuring Tiya Sircar and Michael Xavier

Ashley (Tiya Sircar) returns to her small hometown to care of her uncle who recently broke his ankle. When she learns that he has sold her Mom’s vintage red convertible, a car that holds many wonderful Christmas memories for Ashley, she is disappointed. But with the help of Duncan (Michael Xavier), her uncle’s attorney, Ashley is reunited with the car and restores it to its former glory, and fills it up with gifts for the community – just as her mother used to do. As she reconnects with happy Christmas memories, she feels torn about her plans to return to the big city and what she may be leaving behind.

The Christmas Edition – Featuring Carly Hughes, Rob Mayes and Marie Osmond

It’s Christmas time and Jackie (Carly Hughes), an up-and- coming journalist, finds that her life is at a crossroads until she finds an unexpected opportunity – to run a small-town newspaper in Alaska. Jackie decides to give it a try and relocates to the small picture-perfect small town. Using a series of Christmas articles, she’s able to quickly return the newspaper to profitability, and soon falls in love… both with her new home and the handsome son of the paper’s former owner. However, when her old boss announces plans to take over the paper for herself, Jackie will need a Christmas miracle to save it. Aloma Wright also stars.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, AT 5PM ET/2PM PT

Make Merry Hosted by Breanne L. Heldman, Senior Editor, People

Dear Christmas – Featuring Melissa Joan Hart

Natalie Morgan (Melissa Joan Hart) is the host of a popular podcast, Holiday Love, which shares true stories of holiday romance with its listeners. While to the outside world and her listeners everywhere see Natalie is an expert on romance, she’s never truly experienced a romance of her own. As Natalie prepares to embark on a promotional tour for her new book, she stops back home to spend Christmas with her family where she unexpectedly begins to experience her own holiday romance as sparks ignite with local firefighter, Jack (Jason Priestley). Dear Christmas also stars Robin Givens, Ed Begley Jr., Faith Prince & Nicky Whelan and includes cameos by Jamie and Doug Hehner (Married at First Sight: Couples Cam) and Hilarie Burton and Antwon Tanner (One Tree Hill).

People Presents: Once Upon a Main Street – Featuring Vanessa Lachey, Ryan McPartlin and Patrick Duffy

Amelia Lewis (Vanessa Lachey) is super excited when she buys an available storefront, planning to open a year-round Christmas shop. But her celebration comes to a screeching halt when she discovers that Vic Manning (Ryan McPartlin) has also bid on the property. Amelia and Vic have the same idea, get to the seller – Elder Dubois (Patrick Duffy) in the next town – and convince him to sell his space to them. Despite the holidays, Elder is down in the dumps. It’s the first Christmas without his wife, and he’s in no mood to chair the decoration committee for the “Battle of the Main Street” yearly holiday competition with the neighboring town. Hoping to win favor with Elder, Amelia and Vic volunteer to take over his duties. After continually bickering and trying to one-up each other, the two combatants learn to work together and even get the merchants on Main Street to put aside their differences for the greater good. Everyone, including Amelia and Vic, realize that compromise is the key that leads to a happy – and romantic – ending.

Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding – Featuring Kelly Rowland, Thomas Cadrot, Debbi Morgan, Latonya Williams, Jaime M. Callica and Nathan Witte

Lifetime’s first-ever Christmas sequel to last year’s hit movie, Merry Liddle Christmas, Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding once again follows Jacquie Liddle (Kelly Rowland), as she and Tyler try to plan their perfect destination Christmas wedding. Naturally, Jacquie’s plans go awry when her boisterous family intervenes in her planning and her snooty wedding planner quits in protest. While nothing goes as initially planned, Jacquie and Tyler get a Christmas wedding more memorable than they could have ever dreamed.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, AT 5PM ET/2PM PT

Twinkle Hosted by Jim Halterman, West Coast Bureau Chief, TV Guide Magazine

Christmas Ever After – Featuring Ali Stroker and Daniel di Tomasso

Popular romance novelist Izzi Simmons (Tony(R) winner Ali Stroker) spends every Christmas at her favorite snowy bed & breakfast, but this year, she’s faced with an impending deadline and a severe case of writer’s block. Luckily, inspiration strikes in the unlikely form of the B&B’s new owner Matt (Daniel di Tomasso), who bears an uncanny resemblance to the handsome hero from Izzi’s novels. As both partake in the lodge’s annual itinerary of Christmas activities, Izzi’s writer’s block is cured and the first pages of her and Matt’s own love story may just be beginning.

The Christmas Setup – Ben Lewis, Fran Drescher, Ellen Wong and Chad Connell

The Christmas Setup follows the story of New York lawyer Hugo (Ben Lewis) who heads to Milwaukee with his best friend Madelyn (Ellen Wong) to spend the holidays with his brother Aiden (Chad Connell) and his mom Kate (Fran Drescher), who is also in charge of the local Christmas celebrations. Ever the matchmaker, Kate arranges for Hugo to run into Patrick (Blake Lee), Hugo’s high school friend and secret crush, who has recently returned after a successful stint in Silicon Valley. As they enjoy the local holiday festivities together, Hugo and Patrick’s attraction to each other is undeniable and it looks as though Kate’s Santa-style matchmaking is a success. But as Hugo receives word of a big promotion requiring a move to London, he must decide what is most important to him.

A Sugar & Spice Holiday – Featuring Jacky Lai and Tony Giroux

The movie A Sugar & Spice Holiday follows Suzie (Jacky Lai), a rising young architect, who returns to her small hometown in Maine for Christmas where her Chinese-American parents, Pete (Tzi Ma) and Mimi (Lillian Lim), run the local Lobster Bar. Following the loss of her beloved grandmother who was a legendary baker in their community, Suzie is guilted into following in her grandmother’s footsteps by entering the local gingerbread house competition. Teaming up with an old high school friend Billy (Tony Giroux), who grew up to be a catch, Suzie must find the right recipes and mix of sugar and spice infused with her cultural traditions to win the competition and perhaps find some love in the process. A Sugar & Spice Holiday also stars renowned Asian American actor Tzi Ma.

As the #1 holiday movie destination, Lifetime’s 2020 It’s a Wonderful Lifetime slate, beginning October 23 and continuing through December 25, will feature 30 new movies – the most of any one network – and over 1200 hours of holiday programming. Because the holidays are for everyone, this year Lifetime dives deeper into their commitment for diverse storytelling and inclusivity with The Christmas Setup, the network’s first holiday movie with a LGBTQ romance as the lead story; A Sugar & Spice Holiday, its first holiday movie centered on a Chinese-American family; Christmas Ever After, its first movie starring a lead actor with a disability; and A Welcome Home Christmas, Lifetime’s first movie centered on a military vet, airing prior to Veterans Day. Lifetime brings viewers 10 weeks of holiday movies featuring some of television and music’s most beloved stars – so grab your family, friends and cup of cocoa, and get ready to enjoy It’s a Wonderful Lifetime.

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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 Movie Club(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 Joins the 94th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade(R) with Holiday-Themed Inaugural Float





Lifetime Joins the 94th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade(R) with Holiday-Themed Inaugural Float
The festive float inspired by the network’s popular “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” holiday movie event, featuring 30 new movies premiering through Christmas.
[via press release from Lifetime]
LIFETIME JOINS THE 94th ANNUAL MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE(R) WITH HOLIDAY-THEMED INAUGURAL FLOAT

Snow-Covered “Christmas in Town Square” Float Brings Christmas Movie Scene to Life

NEW YORK, NY (October 22, 2020) – The nation’s leading holiday movie destination with something for everyone, Lifetime continues to make spirits bright with the debut of its first float in the 94th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade(R). As its new Christmas in Town Square float makes it way live down 34th Street in New York City, millions of Parade viewers from around the country will get their first look at the festive float inspired by the network’s popular It’s a Wonderful Lifetime holiday movie event, featuring 30 new movies premiering through Christmas.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lifetime to our 94th Parade spectacle,” said Jordan Dabby, producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “Our talented and creative Parade Studio team worked hand-in-hand with Lifetime to bring to life this festive new holiday float that will delight millions on Parade morning.”

Lifetime’s Christmas in Town Square float features a quaint cobblestone main street, charming store fronts, lighted lanterns, twinkling icicle lights, Christmas trees, and lots and lots of snow. Reminiscent of a scene from a holiday movie, the display will transport parade viewers to the romantic setting of so many of their favorite holiday stories. Capping the float is gigantic Christmas ornament which will contain a stage featuring a special performance.

“Lifetime is known for its huge annual celebration of the holidays, our It’s a Wonderful Lifetime holiday programming event,” said Amy Winter, EVP and Head of Programming, Lifetime and LMN. “Joining the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, an American tradition in its own right, is the perfect way to continue our efforts to spread the joy and happiness of the season.”

Beginning October 23, Lifetime’s It’s a Wonderful Lifetime programming event features 24/7 holiday movies all season long through Christmas. For more information, please visit MyLifetime.com.

Live from 34th Street, the 94th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade(R) airs Thursday, November 26, 2020 from 9:00 AM to12:00 PM (in all time zones), on NBC.

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ABOUT THE MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

For more than 90 years, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade(R) has marked the official start of the holiday season. With more than 50 million viewers nationwide, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade(R) is a national icon that has grown into a world-famous holiday event. Featuring Macy’s signature giant character balloons, fantasy floats, marching bands, clowns, celebrity and large group performances, and the one-and-only Santa Claus, the annual spectacle continues to bring families together to create cherished holiday memories. For more information on the Macy’s Parade please visit www.macys.com/parade.

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 Signs Emmy-Winning Lifestylist Sandra Lee to Help Host “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” Holiday Movie Slate





Lifetime Signs Emmy-Winning Lifestylist Sandra Lee to Help Host “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” Holiday Movie Slate
Slated to launch Thanksgiving week, the special lifestyle pieces will focus on making the holidays festive and easy with ideas ranging from decorating and baking to gift giving and holiday savings.
[via press release from Lifetime]
Lifetime Signs Emmy-Winning Lifestylist Sandra Lee to Help Host “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” Holiday Movie Slate

Los Angeles, CA (October 20, 2020) – As Lifetime prepares to kick off its annual It’s A Wonderful Lifetime holiday slate on October 23, the network is announcing a new partnership with Sandra Lee, the industry’s leading brand expert and a multiple Emmy(R)-winning lifestyle host.

Lee will host and create custom holiday content showcasing a broad range of home and seasonal “how to’s” to make this holiday merry and bright.

The news was announced Monday by Amy Winter, EVP and Head of Programming, Lifetime and LMN.

Slated to launch Thanksgiving week, the special lifestyle pieces will focus on making the holidays festive and easy with ideas ranging from decorating and baking to gift giving and holiday savings. Lee’s appearances will air on broadcast and across Lifetime’s social media platforms.

“For decades Sandra has helped time-starved homemakers everywhere make delicious meals, give thoughtful gifts, and create beautiful homes,” said Winter. “As the authority on all things home and lifestyle, Sandra is the foremost trusted go-to source for simple, doable ideas with beautiful, attainable results. She’s the perfect addition to the Lifetime family and will provide incredible ideas with easy tips ensuring It’s a Wonderful Lifetime for all our viewers this year.”

“I’ve been a lifelong fan of the Lifetime network and watch the movie It’s a Wonderful Life every year so it’s an absolute honor to be included in It’s a Wonderful Lifetime,” said Lee. “Lifetime has always been ahead of the curve and under Amy’s leadership will continue to be in the forefront of creative, forward thinking, viewer-friendly content that delivers for their audience and advertisers. Amy and team are creative, smart, and an absolute pleasure to work with.”

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ABOUT SANDRA LEE

Sandra Lee is a Gracie and multiple Emmy(R) Award-Winning activist, philanthropist and an internationally acclaimed home life expert. She is a best-selling author of 27 books and the Editor in Chief of Sandralee.com. During her inspiring career, she created/hosted numerous highly-rated television programs broadcast on ABC, NBC, FOX, Food Network, HGTV, Discovery Family, and Cooking Channels with airings in 63 countries worldwide.

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 Movie Club(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.