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[03/21/14 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 21
Updates include: ABC Family pulls the plug on drama pilot "Alice in Arabia"; Alfre Woodard tapped as President in NBC's "State of Affairs"; and Lindsay Sloane cast in "The Odd Couple" at CBS.

[07/18/13 - 07:06 AM]
Lifetime Receives Network Best 12 Emmy(R) Award Nominations
"Project Runway" was nominated for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program as well as Outstanding Host for a Reality or a Reality-Competition Program.

[12/18/12 - 11:31 AM]
Lifetime to Post Strongest Year-on-Year Growth Among Key Demos in 10+ Years
Lifetime spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/12/12 - 06:16 AM]
Nominations Announced for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
"Modern Family" tops the primetime television category with four nods.

[12/11/12 - 01:13 PM]
The "44th NAACP Image Awards" Nominees Announced - Two-Hour Special Airs Live Friday, February 1 on NBC
Anthony Anderson, Niecy Nash, Yvette Nicole Brown, Garcelle Beauvais, Tyler James Williams, and Zendaya announced the categories and nominees.

[11/29/12 - 09:26 AM]
Viewership for Lifetime Continues to Grow
Lifetime spins the numbers for the year to date.

[11/02/12 - 12:56 PM]
Lifetime Posts Continued Growth in October
Lifetime spins the numbers for the month of October and the year to date.

[10/08/12 - 12:47 PM]
Lifetime Original Movie Event "Steel Magnolias" Blossoms, Averaging 6.5 Million Total Viewers in World Premiere to Become Network's Third Most-Watched Telecast Ever
Lifetime spins the numbers for Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7.

[08/27/12 - 10:51 AM]
World Premiere of the Highly Anticipated Lifetime Original Movie Event, "Steel Magnolias," to Debut Sunday, October 7th
Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Adepero Oduye, Condola Rashad, Jill Scott and Alfre Woodard star in the Kenny Leon-helmed project.

[03/19/12 - 11:48 AM]
Queen Latifah to Star In and Executive Produce the Highly-Anticipated Lifetime Movie Event, "Steel Magnolias"
Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott and Condola Rashad also star in the project, from director Kenny Leon.

[10/11/11 - 10:58 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 11
Updates include: "Harry's Law" gets six more scripts from NBC; Courteney Cox, David Arquette book "10 Years" at NBC; and Craig Zadan, Neil Meron to redo "Steel Magnolias" at Lifetime.







STEEL MAGNOLIAS (LIFETIME)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/7/12
STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series in the can
DESCRIPTION:
(from Lifetime's press release, August 2012) The world-premiere of the highly anticipated Lifetime Original Movie Event, Steel Magnolias, is set to debut Sunday, October 7 at 9pm ET/PT on Lifetime. Golden Globe(R) and Grammy(R) Award winner and Academy Award(R) nominee Queen Latifah stars in and executive produces the film, a television adaptation of the iconic play and 1989 film of the same name, reuniting her with producing duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, from the Oscar and Golden Globe winning Chicago and Hairspray. Directed by Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun), the film will feature Queen Latifah taking on the role of 'M'Lynn' and starring alongside Tony(R) Award winner Phylicia Rashad as 'Clairee,' Independent Spirit Award nominee Adepero Oduye as 'Annelle,' Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad as 'Shelby,' with Grammy winner Jill Scott as 'Truvy' and Golden Globe and multiple Emmy(R)- winner Alfre Woodard as 'Ouiser,' Produced by Sony Pictures Television, Steel Magnolias is executive produced by Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere (Single Ladies) and Shelby Stone. Leon directs from a script that has been adapted for television by Sally Robinson (Iron Jawed Angels) and is based on the play and screenplay by Robert Harling (The First Wives Club). Steel Magnolias is also a reunion for Zadan, Meron, Rashad and Leon, who last worked together on the critically acclaimed Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Sony TV movie A Raisin in the Sun, which won numerous NAACP Image Awards, including Outstanding TV Movie, Miniseries, or DramaticSpecial and Outstanding Actress in a TV Movie, Miniseries, or Dramatic Special for Phylicia Rashad.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adepero Oduye as Annelle
· Alfre Woodard as Ouiser
· Condola Rashad as Shelby
· Jill Scott as Truvy
· Phylicia Rashad as Clairee
· Queen Latifah as M'Lynn
CREW INFORMATION:
· Craig Zadan as EP
· Kenny Leon as DIR
· Neil Meron as EP
· Queen Latifah as EP
· Robert Harling as PLAY
· Sally Robinson as WRTR
· Shakim Compere as EP
· Shelby Stone as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a play
· mow
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Flavor Unit Entertainment
· Sony Pictures Television
· Storyline Entertainment