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All Those Wacky Lifetime Movies Got Made Exactly As You Suspected

Friends, we have witnessed the passing of a golden age. Lifetime is going mainstream, and that means the heyday of the frantically titled, wildly dramatic Lifetime movie—cousin to the Harlequin category romance and the dramatic true stories that packed the women's magazines of the 1980s—is gone. Alas, we hardly knew… »1/16/15 7:00pm1/16/15 7:00pm

Steel Magnolias’ Ratings Prove That Everyone Loves a Good Cry

Lifetime's Steel Magnolias teleplay became the network's third-most-watched tele-event ever, transfixing 6.5 million viewers over the weekend. That wasn't enough to dethrone Lifetime's most popular TV offering, 2006's Life Is Not a Fairy Tale: The Fantasia Barrino Story, which has coincidentally reigned the numero uno… »10/08/12 9:15pm10/08/12 9:15pm

Queen Latifah Gets Emotional in the All-Black Cast Steel Magnolias Trailer

So, they did kind of a clever thing in this trailer: Each character is "announced" by another character saying their name, so you know which one is Ouiser, which one is Clairee, which one is Truvy, etc. Then it's up to you to be like, oh, I get it, Jill Scott is Dolly Parton, Phylicia Rashad is Olympia Dukakis, and,… »7/03/12 4:00pm7/03/12 4:00pm

Steel Magnolias Remake Will Have All-Black Cast

The funny, lady-centric tearjerker — which began as a play with an all-female cast, and was then turned into a film in which Julia Roberts declared, "pink is my signature color" — is being remade as a Lifetime movie with an all-black cast. The popularity and success of Tyler Perry's sudsy family dramas prove that… »10/12/11 11:30am10/12/11 11:30am