Television: Celebrate Black History Month with Three World Premiere Movies on LIFETIME


Betty & Coretta tells the dual real-life stories of Coretta Scott King (Golden Globe® Award-winner and Academy Award®-nominee Angela Bassett) and Dr. Betty Shabazz (nine-time Grammy®-winning recording artist Mary J. Blige), the wives of Dr. Martin Luther King (Malik Yoba, New York Undercover) and Malcolm X (Lindsay Owen Pierre, The Killing Yard). After their husbands’ tragic assassinations, they create a life-long bond.

Kicking off Lifetime’s Black History Month celebration, Betty & Coretta will premiere Saturday, February 2, at 8:00pm ET/PT.


Twist of Faith, an interfaith love story about a single Christian mother (six-time Grammy-winner Toni Braxton) and an Orthodox Jewish widower (David Julian Hirsh, Weeds), whose mutual passion for music and singing draws them together, will premiere Saturday, February 9, at 8:00pmET/PT.


Pastor Brown, which follows a young woman (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) who returns home to take over as pastor of the family church after her father’s (Keith David) death and is forced to face her sordid past and mend fences with her son (Michael B. Jordan) and sister (Nicole Ari Parker), will premiere Saturday, February 16, at 8:00pm ET/PT.

Lifetime received ten NAACP Image Award nominations, more than any other basic cable network, for Steel Magnolias, 2012’s number one cable movie telecast among key demographics (excluding miniseries), and Abducted: The Carlina White Story, which averaged more than 4 million Total Viewers.

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