ATLANTA (AP) — Ashley Ross of the reality TV show “Little Women: Atlanta” has died in a head-on crash on a Georgia road, police and her representative confirmed Tuesday. Ross, 34, who was known as “Ms. Minnie,” died of her injuries Monday at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, her publicist Liz Dixson said in an […]
Amy Winter, formerly of UPtv, has been tapped as executive vp, head of programming at Lifetime and sibling LMN. In the new role, she will oversee development, creation and execution of all programming, including movies, scripted and unscripted content. Winter is set to begin in March and will report directly to Rob Sharenow, A+E Networks programming president.
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyond ratings, the surest sign to executive Brie Miranda Bryant that Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” had connected as a television event is when she started getting pitches for similar “Surviving” documentary series. Imitation is how television flatters. Bryant, Lifetime’s head of unscripted development, hasn’t bitten yet. But the rare and welcome […]
The show drew virtually no audience when it premiered on Lifetime in September. Now that it’s streaming, it’s a different story.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida-based company featured on the Lifetime show “Project Runway All Stars” is kicking off a new line of leather accessories as part of an effort to help survivors of human trafficking. Contestants on the fashion design competition show worked with Jacksonville-based Rethreaded on Wednesday night’s episode. Designers were tasked with […]
Liz Gateley, who had served as Lifetime’s EVP and head of programming for the past three years, is leaving the company. She had taken a temporary leave to deal with personal issues. Gena McCarthy, currently EVP of programming for sister A+E network FYI, has been upped to EVP, head of programming, Lifetime Unscripted & Head of Programming, FYI, adding oversight of Lifetime’s reality portfolio.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Disney Channel is giving a big push to its sequel for the “Descendants” movie in July, premiering it simultaneously on five television networks and online. Disney said Tuesday that “Descendants 2” will air July 21 on ABC, the Disney Channel, Lifetime, Freeform and Disney XD, as well as on those […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Nielsen says 5.3 million viewers watched the multi-network debut of “Roots” on Memorial Day, making it the most-watched scripted miniseries premiere on cable television since 2013 when “Bonnie & Clyde” aired on A+E. The premiere airing of “Roots” was carried on History, Lifetime, A+E and LMN. According to Nielsen Fast National […]
Lifetime will soon launch the Lifetime Movie Club, a Web streaming service of its signature melodramatic movies. The service will feature a rotating pool of 30 movies for $3.99 a month, refreshing the selections every week.
Premiering Monday at 10 p.m. on Lifetime, UnReal arrives with what just might be perfect timing. The reality genre is cooling off (yet still embarrassing itself) as reality-based networks scramble to shore up their schedules with scripted dramas and comedies — the kind of fare that makes no false claims of authenticity and whose version of the truth is seen by all as invention.
Prolific producer Liz Gateley is moving back to the network side. The co-founder of ITV-controlled shingle DiGa has been named Lifetime’s new head of programming. The EVP position marks a homecoming for Gateley. The Laguna Beach creator got her start on the network’s development team before her long tenure at MTV.
Sling TV says it will add four channels from A+E Networks — A&E, History, H2 and Lifetime — to its “Best of Live TV” core package by the end of this month. The package will keep its current $20 monthly price tag.
NEW YORK (AP) — Though the Lifetime movie “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” drew criticism from fans upset with casting and the way it depicts Aaliyah’s life, executive producer Wendy Williams says she wouldn’t do anything differently if she had it to do again. Aaliyah fans took to Twitter, criticizing everything from the movie’s casting […]