[05/24/17 - 09:58 AM]
A&E to Premiere "Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G." (June 28) and "Who Killed Tupac?" (June 29) Under the Recently Relaunched "Biography" Banner
The first two hours of "Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G." will kick-off on Wednesday, June 28 with the final hour airing Thursday, June 29.

[via press release from A&E]




New York, NY - May 24, 2017 - A&E Network will premiere the definitive documentary "Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G." as the inaugural project airing under the recently relaunched 'Biography' banner.The three-hour, deeply personal biography will allow the late Christopher Wallace to narrate his own incredible life story by employing exclusive archival footage and audio recordings that have never been heard before as well as new interviews by those who loved him most. In addition, A&E will also premiere the six-part limited series "Who Killed Tupac?" which will follow famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump as he conducts, for the first time ever, a no-stone-unturned investigation twenty years after the death of the dynamic and influential rapper and actor.The first two hours of "Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G." will kick-off on Wednesday, June 28 at 9PM ET/PT with the final hour airing Thursday, June 29 at 8:00PM ET/PT directly followed by "Who Killed Tupac?" which will premiere its first of six installments on Thursday, June 29 at 9PM ET/PT on A&E.

"The late Christopher Wallace and Tupac Shakur continue to impact the world two decades after their tragic, unsolved murders and there is still a public longing to connect with these figures and to celebrate their legacies," said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, A&E Network. "We pride ourselves in delivering projects under the 'Biography' banner that unearth a side of the story that the public has never seen before.In the case of "Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G.," the foundation of this biography is exclusive archival footage and audio recordings of Biggie himself, packaged in a way that allows him to tell his own life story as if its present day and we are truly excited to be able to bring that kind of intimacy and connection to his fans."

Directed by Mark Ford, "Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G." is the first biography to be authorized by his estate and will be the most personal and revealing documentary about the late Christopher Wallace that anyone has ever seen.It will provide interviews with those closest to him including his widow Faith Evans, his mother Voletta Wallace, his close friend Lil Cease and members of Junior Mafia as well as cultural icons Sean "Diddy" Combs, Shawn "Jay Z" Carter and Nas.Twenty years after his death, this intimate documentary will also focus on Faith Evans as she embarks on an emotional journey to reconcile her own turbulent memories.In addition, the special will explore the people and places that shaped his life including his youth hustling on the streets of Brooklyn, NY, his rise to fame with his confidante and collaborator Sean "Diddy" Combs, his relationships with Faith Evans and Lil' Kim, his feud with Tupac Shakur, and his shocking murder on the streets of Los Angeles.

"Who Killed Tupac?" is a six-hour limited series, focusing on the investigation, twenty years after the death of the prolific and influential rapper and actor, Tupac Shakur.Each installment of this investigative series will include aspects from the legendary artist's life as well as follow famed civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump as he conducts a full-scale, intensive investigation into key theories behind his murder.Crump has represented the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and other victims of gun violence who many believe were denied their due process of the law.When Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, who went to high school with Crump's mother, saw that he was fighting for truth and justice for the family of Trayvon Martin, she expressed to him how important that was and that this fight is not just for Tupac and Trayvon, but for all our young black men who didn't get justice.In exploring how Tupac didn't get his due process, Crump seeks to show how it is relevant to what is happening in the social justice movement in America today.Through Tupac's own words and exclusive new interviews with eyewitnesses, family, friends, and colleagues, viewers will come to understand every facet of Tupac Shakur's complex personality.Key interviews include Tupac's brother Mopreme Shakur, his childhood friend E.D.I. Mean as well as other members of his group Outlawz, Al Sharpton, radio personality Big Boy, Christopher Darden, his first manager Leila Steinberg, former MTV correspondent Tabitha Soren, executives at Death Row Records, former gang members of the Bloods and the Crips, Quincy "QDIII" Jones III and Digital Underground's Money-B.

Building on its roots as a trusted source of information, initial content on Biography.com re-launching June 7 (under the "Biography" brand), will include new and updated hip hop industry profiles, including everyone from veterans Grand Wizzard Theodore and Grandmaster Flash, to breakout star Chance the Rapper and mogul Kanye West. The site will include "The 1000 Word Series" which will roll out online, following each "Biography" project's linear debut, and aims to provide audiences additional enriched content that allows for full viewer immersion. This additional series will kick off with a letter written to Tupac, accompanied by audio, from author and collaborator, Kevin Powell, as well as a video component and a heartfelt letter written to Biggie Smalls from friend, colleague, and author Steve Stoute.

"Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G." is directed by Mark Ford and produced by Creature Films in association with Entertainment One (eOne).Executive producers for Creatures Films are Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez.Executive Producers for eOne are John Morayniss and Tara Long.Voletta Wallace and Faith Evans also serve as executive producers.Executive producers for A&E are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Brad Abramson.A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for "Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G."

"Who Killed Tupac?" is produced by Renegade 83 in association with FGW Productions. Executive producers for Renegade 83 are Jay Renfroe and David Garfinkle. Stephanie Frederic is the executive producer for FGW Productions. Additionally, Vince DiPersio serves as executive producer.Jason Sklaver serves as executive producer and director.Benjamin Crump also serves as executive producer.Executive producers for A&E are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro and Brad Abramson.A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for "Who Killed Tupac?"

About A&E Network

A&E leads the cultural conversation through high-quality, thought provoking original programming with a unique point of view. Whether it's the network's distinctive brand of award-winning disruptive reality, groundbreaking documentary, or premium scripted drama, A&E always makes entertainment an art. The A&E website is located at aetv.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/aetv and Facebook at facebook.com/AETV.

  [may 2017]  


[03/19/18 - 12:38 PM]
Jonathan and Drew Scott Take Home Reno Rivalry to San Francisco in New Season of HGTV's "Brother vs. Brother: Jonathan vs. Drew"
Set in the San Francisco suburbs, the new six-episode season of HGTV's popular real estate and renovation competition series will be a hyper-test of the twins' reno know-how.

[03/19/18 - 12:00 PM]
Video: TBS Releases New "The Last O.G." Trailer, Series Premieres April 3
Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish star in the new comedy series that Morgan executive produces alongside creator and executive producer Jordan Peele.

[03/19/18 - 11:06 AM]
NBC Orders Sixth Season of Jane Lynch-Hosted "Hollywood Game Night"
A premiere date and a list of celebrities participating in the new season will be announced at a later date.

[03/19/18 - 11:01 AM]
Vanessa and Nick Lachey to Host the "2018 Miss USA(R)" Competition
Said event will air live Monday, May 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, from the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana.

[03/19/18 - 09:35 AM]
"Bizarre Foods" with Andrew Zimmern Is Taking Off on More Culinary Adventures as Production Begins on the New Season
Production begins this month with a shoot on Hawaii's Big Island.

[03/19/18 - 09:30 AM]
Video: ABC Releases the Pilot Episode of Its Upcoming New Drama "The Crossing"
The debut episode of the new drama is available now for all viewers on ABC.com and the ABC app, for subscribers on Hulu and electronic sell-through platforms, as well as on demand across MVPD and digital MVPD providers.

[03/19/18 - 08:48 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Overrun Pushes CBS on Top
The Eye wins the night in total viewers but shares adults 18-49 honors with ABC.

[03/19/18 - 08:10 AM]
Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson Join Jared Harris in "Chernobyl," Sky and HBO's Series Based on One of the Worst Man-Made Catastrophes in History
The five-part mini-series brings to life the true story of the unprecedented man-made tragedy, and the brave men and women who made incredible sacrifices to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

[03/19/18 - 07:04 AM]
Video: "Chef's Table: Pastry" - Trailer Debut & Chef Announcement
Launching April 13, "Chef's Table: Pastry" goes inside the lives and kitchens of the world's most renowned international pastry chefs.

[03/19/18 - 05:00 AM]
Video: Trailer - "Adventure Time" Series Finale - Coming Soon
Cartoon Network teases the show's upcoming final installment.

[03/18/18 - 08:31 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NCAA Continue Win Streak
The Eye takes home top honors in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[03/17/18 - 08:05 PM]
"Will & Grace" Extends Its Triumphant Return with Season Three Pick-Up
In addition, the network has increased the season two order, which will begin again next fall, from 13 to 18 episodes.

[03/17/18 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Scores Another Victory for CBS
The Eye takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/16/18 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 16
Updates include: Zachary Knighton latest bound for "Magnum, P.I." at CBS; James Davis to round out NBC's "Friends-in-Law"; and David Tennant to join Jennifer Garner in HBO's "Camping."

[03/16/18 - 12:58 PM]
Paramount Network Presents "It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards"
When Wayne Wolfe discovered that infamous serial killer Ed Edwards was his estranged grandfather he became compelled to answer one potentially life-altering question - are killers born, or are they made?