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Lifetime Celebrates 30th Anniversary of the Iconic "Lifetime Original Movie" All Summer Long
The premieres of "The Captive Nanny" and "My Husband's Deadly Past" will help kick things off on said weekend.

[via press release from Lifetime]


New Premieres Paired With Throwback Titles Will Air As Special Marathon Weekends Kicking Off May 30 - May 31 Hosted by Emmy(R) Nominee Niecy Nash

LOS ANGELES, CA (MAY 11, 2020) - Get nostalgic and get hooked on Lifetime as the network looks back on its last three-decades of beloved original movies. The summer-long celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Lifetime Original Movie begins with two-time Emmy(R) nominee and NAACP Image Award winner Niecy Nash (star of critically acclaimed Stolen By My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story) hosting a special kick-off movie marathon weekend featuring two full days of the most celebrated movies on May 30-31. In June, spend Father's Day looking back at movies featuring the best and worst of Lifetime dads. Next, on Independence Day weekend enjoy two full days of the network's best thrillers on July 4-5. The special marathon weekends will culminate in new primetime premieres and new original Lifetime Movies will continue to air all summer on Saturday and Sunday nights at 8pm. Lifetime's sister network LMN will also be celebrating the 30th Anniversary with specially themed movie marathons every Sunday throughout the month of August. Movies for June and July marathons on Lifetime and marathons on LMN will be announced at later dates.

The Lifetime Original Movie first launched in 1990 with Memories of a Murder, and since then has solidified its place in pop culture. The movies have garnered over 63 Emmy(R) nominations, eight Golden Globe nominations and 20 Critics Choice nods, and have been included as part of the cultural conversation on television from SNL to The Soup and on social media platforms. Many of the entertainment industry's biggest names got their start with Lifetime original movies, including one of their first starring roles for actresses like Reese Witherspoon, Kristen bell and Kristen Stewart, to directorial debuts for Kyra Sedgwick, Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, Alicia Keys, Courteney Cox, Angela Bassett and more.

Schedule for the special 30th Anniversary hosted weekend:

Saturday, May 30

All times ET/PT

Death of a Cheerleader - 11am

Tori Spelling and Kellie Martin (1994)

The cult-classic, Death of a Cheerleader, is inspired by Randall Sullivan's Rolling Stone article delving into the real-life murder of a popular, affluent and beautiful California high school cheerleader at the hand of a classmate. Teen Angela's bond with Stacy turns tragic when Angela develops a dangerous obsession with her popular new friend.

No One Would Tell - 12:30pm

Candace Cameron Bure and Fred Savage - (1996)

Based on the true story of Jamie Fuller, No One Would Tell explores physical and emotional abuse in teen relationships. When shy high school student Stacy (Cameron Bure) begins dating the popular and charismatic Bobby (Savage), it soon becomes increasingly clear that Rob has a darker, possessive side. When Stacy goes missing, her mother and friends must fight for justice for Stacy.

Robin Roberts Presents: Stolen By My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story - 2pm

Niecy Nash, Rayven Symone Ferrell and Ta'Rhonda Jones -(2020)

In the summer of 1998, Gloria Williams (Nash), reeling from a recent miscarriage, drove from her home in South Carolina and walked into a Jacksonville, Florida hospital posing as a nurse and took newborn Kamiyah Mobley (Ferrell) out of her mother Shanara Mobley's (Jones) arms. Gloria went on to rename the baby Alexis and raised her as her own. It wasn't until years later, when Alexis applied for her first job and couldn't provide identification, that she realized something was wrong. After confronting Gloria, Alexis learned the truth and decided to keep the secret as long as she could, until an anonymous tip soon led to Gloria's arrest and their world came tumbling down. The film is based on a true story and is the first movie under the Robin Roberts Presents banner and executive produced by the award-winning journalist.

Flowers in the Attic - 4pm

Heather Graham, Ellen Burystn and Kiernan Shipka - (2014)

Based on V.C. Andrews' controversial book that quickly became a cult classic, Flowers in the Attic weaves the twisted story of the Dollanganger kids who, after the unexpected death of their father, are convinced by their mother Corrine (Graham) to stay hidden in the attic of their wealthy grandparents' mansion, where they endure unimaginable treatment.

The Secret Lives of Cheerleaders - 6pm

Denise Richards and Savannah May (2019)

An incoming transfer student (May) reluctantly tries out for cheer squad at the insistence of her overly-ambitious mother (Richards). After making the team, she discovers it comes at a price.


The Captive Nanny - 8pm- 8pm

Austin Highsmith, Karynn Moore, Judah Abner Paul, and Michael Aaron Milligan

Chloe (Moore) is a nanny who desperately wants to adopt a child but needs to get her life together first. She finds the perfect live-in nanny position with the Brown family - Emily (Highsmith), Michael (Milligan), their son (Paul) - and she hopes to finally get her life in order. But she quickly learns that something is a bit off with the Browns, and they are not who they seem. The Captive Nanny is produced by MarVista Entertainment.

Sunday, May 31

All Times ET/PT

Fifteen & Pregnant - 10am

Kristen Dunst, Park Overall, and Julia Whelan - (1998)

Inspired by a true story, Fifteen & Pregnant chronicles the journey of 15-year-old Tina (Dunst) when she becomes pregnant and her parents must grapple not only with their own current marital crisis, but also their opposing views on adoption.

Beaches - 12pm

Idina Menzel and Nia Long - (2017)

In this contemporary remake, Beaches follows the serendipitous meeting of two young girls on the Venice Boardwalk, who, though worlds apart in lifestyle, embark on unexpected and lifelong friendship. CC (Menzel) is an aspiring singer trying to make it in Los Angeles until she is discovered by a director who gives her her first big shot. Hillary (Long) is the daughter of a prominent civil rights lawyer who struggles to find her own destiny. Their friendship - even with its ups and downs - sustains them for decades. The film features new takes on the classic songs "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "The Glory of Love" and includes several other songs recorded specifically for the movie.

Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart - 2pm

Lex Scott Davis - (2016)

The film follows the singer Toni Braxton's (Davis) journey from her discovery by mega producers L.A. Reid and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, to her battle with Lupus. The movie also delves into how she made it through her public divorce all while navigating her son's autism and family struggles and chronicles the untold measures the wildly talented artist took to make herself and her family whole again, becoming a global inspiration. Seven-time Grammy(R) Award-winning R&B icon Toni Braxton executive produces the two-hour film, which is based on her popular memoir Unbreak My Heart.

The Client List - 4pm

Jennifer Love Hewitt and Cybill Shepherd - (2010)

When Samantha Horton (Hewitt), a former Texas homecoming queen and physical therapist, loses her job and must support her family, she takes a position at a seemingly traditional day spa. But when she realizes massages aren't the only services on the menu, she quickly grabs the opportunity to relieve her financial hardships, until she finds herself in the middle of a high-profile case. Inspired by a true story.

Tempting Fate - 6pm

Alyssa Milano and Steve Kazee - (2019)

Based on Jane Green's New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Tempting Fate follows the story of mother-of two Gabby (Milano) whose picture-perfect marriage to Elliott (Kazee) is jeopardized when she meets Matt, a handsome younger man. What begins as a business opportunity soon develops into an emotional affair leading Gabby to eventually succumb to Matt's unrelenting attraction, never foreseeing the life-changing consequences that lie ahead.


My Husband's Deadly Past - 8pm

Sarah Butler, Peter Benson, Madelyn Grace, Brendon Zub and Lucia Walters

Mackenzie (Butler) is haunted by visions that suggest she killed a missing coed. She later discovers that her psychiatrist husband, Otto (Benson), has manipulated her memory to hide his own role in the murder. My Husband's Deadly Past is produced by Johnson Production Group.

*All movies subject to change


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.

  [may 2020]  


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