Black Women in Entertainment: LIFETIME Announces Winter Lineup Of Biopics & Documentaries

Updated: Dec 12, 2020

2020 was the ultimate let down. However, LIFETIME is kicking off 2021 with some biopics and documentaries you’ll be interested in seeing, starring some of your faves and some you love to hate. This article was written and brought to you from

Not that you need a reason to be hype that 2020 is ending!

Soon as 2021 rolls around, LIFETIME will be airing several biopics and documentaries about several of your faves and the ones you love to hate.

LIFETIME recently unveiled two all-new authorized biopics and three new documentaries centered on some of the most iconic women in pop culture history, which include Wendy Williams, Whitney Houston and Salt-N-Pepa. Yes, we’re finally getting the Salt-N-Pepa biopic that has been talked about for a while now.

Viewers will be treated to three-consecutive Saturdays of entertainment to kick off 2021.

First up …

The three-hour Lifetime original movie Salt-N-Pepa, about the groundbreaking hip hop duo, premieres Saturday, January 23 at 8 pm ET/PT, followed by the documentary, "Salt-N-Pepa Interview Special," hosted by “The Real” co-host Loni Love and featuring exclusive interviews with Salt-N-Pepa, airing immediately after the biopic, at 11 pm. You can peep the first look here.

It’s unclear if that lawsuit Spinderella (aka Deidra Roper) filed against Salt-N-Pepa (aka Cheryl James and Sandra Denton) last year has been settled. She launched a lawsuit alleging that she's missing royalties, was underpaid for appearances, and wasn't paid at all for the group's performance at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.

Next …

Wendy Williams: The Movie, the first biopic about outspoken, tell it like it is television host Wendy Williams, premieres Saturday, January 30th at 8 pm ET/PT, accompanied by the documentary "The Wendy Williams Story…What a Mess!," featuring a raw and emotional interview with Wendy, airing at 10 pm.

We're definitely setting alarms to remind us to watch!

Do you think Wendy will REALLY delve into her life or nah?

Either way, we will be tuned in on January 30th to see.

And finally…

The new documentary, Whitney & Bobbi, about the heartbreaking parallel lives and ultimate fates of pop legend Whitney Houston and her daughter Bobbi Kristina, premieres Saturday, February 6th at 8 pm ET/PT.

Here's what viewers can expect.

The two-hour documentary presents an in-depth look at the parallel lives of renowned singer Whitney Houston and her daughter Bobbi Kristina. Both faced similar struggles and turned to drugs and alcohol for relief from the pressures of being in the spotlight, before leaving the earth in the same tragic way. In a candid look at the ups and downs of their personal stories, and a celebration of their lives, Whitney and Bobbi offers intimate conversations with the friends and family that were closest to them. Whitney & Bobbi is produced by Entertainment One and Creature Films for Lifetime. Executive producers include Tara Long, Shawna Foster, Madison Merritt, Mark Ford, Kevin Lopez from eOne and Creature Films and Brandi Burnside-Boyd. Brie Miranda Bryant and Gena McCarthy serve as executive producers for Lifetime.

We'll be locked in to watch them all. Will you?