Lifetime Celebrates 30 Years of Original Movies

Betty White will appear in a Lifetime movie this year.

(NewsUSA) - Lifetime celebrates 30 years of its iconic Lifetime Original Movies in 2020 and continues to be a premier entertainment destination for women, offering award-winning movies that viewers love, popular non-fiction series such as "Married at First Sight," and compelling "beyond the headlines" documentaries.

Recent hits include the top three movies in ad-supported cable for 2020: "The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel," "Stolen By My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story," and "Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer."Audiences with more time at home will not be disappointed, as Lifetime premieres 50 new movies between May and the end of 2020.

The summer-long celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Lifetime Original Movie begins with two-time Emmy nominee Niecy Nash (star of the critically acclaimed "Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story") hosting a special kick-off movie marathon weekend, May 30-31. It features two full days of Lifetime's most celebrated movies, as well as two movie premieres - "The Captive Nanny" (May 30) and "My Husband's Deadly Past" (May 31).

"The legacy of Lifetime Original Movies is undeniable, as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the pop culture phenomenon this year," says Amy Winter, executive vice president and head of programming for Lifetime and LMN.

"With everyone's lives radically shifted in the past weeks, what has remained constant is Lifetime's ability to deliver top-quality movie premieres such as "The Clark Sisters" to our audiences and provide them some much needed entertainment and escape. With over 50 more titles to debut between now and the end of the year, our storytelling ability is further strengthened by the incredible talent partners we have lined up."

Upcoming projects engage the talents of stars such as Jamie Lee Curtis, who will executive produce, star in, and direct the new film, "How We Sleep at Night: The Sara Cunningham Story," the true story of a devout Christian mother who comes to accept her son being gay.

Fans of biopics, and those who can't get enough royals can look forward to a third installment in the Harry & Meghan movie franchise, which follows the couple's controversial detachment from traditional royal life after the birth of their son Archie.

Before you know it, the holidays will be here.

As the home for holiday movies with something for everyone, Lifetime's popular "It's a Wonderful Lifetime" event will return later this year, featuring holiday-themed movies and national treasure Betty White in a can't-miss role as (perhaps?) Mrs. Santa Claus.

Lifetime also is ramping up its 2021 movie pipeline, which is scheduled to include Salt-N-Pepa and Wendy Williams biopics, as well as the V.C. Andrews Ruby Landry Movie Series.

Visit mylifetime.com for more information about upcoming programs.

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