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‘Steel Magnolias’ Remake Posts Ratings Records For Lifetime, Draws 6.5 Million

By | Monday October 8, 2012 @ 12:53pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The Lifetime original movie Steel Magnolias delivered big ratings in its premiere last night, drawing 6.5 million total viewers to become Lifetime’s third-most-watched original telecast ever. It posted the network’s best delivery since 2006 (Life Is Not A Fairy Tale: The Fantasia Barrino Story). Steel Magnolias, a television adaptation of the play and 1989 film with an all-black cast, also became the No. 1 two-hour cable movie among total viewers since 2007. Read More »

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‘Steel Magnolias’ Injunction Tossed, Lifetime Movie To Premiere On Sunday As Planned

By | Friday October 5, 2012 @ 11:34am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Lifetime’s Steel Magnolias reboot will debut this Sunday as scheduled after a temporary restraining order sought by a producer on the original movie was thrown out. A Los Angeles judge made the decision after a hearing this morning. White, executive producer on the 1989 feature, earlier this week filed a lawsuit against the remake’s producer, Sony Pictures Television, Lifetime and the network’s parent A+E Television Networks, along with an injunction request to block the TV movie from airing. The suit, in which she is charging breach of contract, good faith and fair dealing, seeking screen credits, fees, and a portion of net profits, is still ongoing. Read the lawsuit here. Lifetime’s remake of the classic feature film stars Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye and Rashad’s daughter Condola Rashad star. It is executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

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‘Steel Magnolias’ Film Exec Producer Sues Over Sony-Lifetime-A&E Networks TV Movie

By | Monday October 1, 2012 @ 8:08pm PDT

Steel Magnolias, the TV movie based on the blockbuster film, was announced with much fanfare by Sony Pictures Television, Lifetime Entertainment, and A&E Television Networks. Now Victoria White, who was an executive producer on the movie, is suing all three over the TV series saying she was never contacted regarding her rights in the property. She is charging breach of contract, good faith, fair dealing, and is seeking injunctive relief before the October 7th debut. She also wants screen credits, fees, and a portion of net profits. Read the lawsuit here. Lifetime’s remake of the 1989 feature film stars Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye and Rashad’s daughter Condola Rashad star.

Related: Lifetime To Remake ‘Steel Magnolias’ With All-Black Cast

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Hot TV Clip: Lifetime’s ‘Steel Magnolias’

By | Wednesday September 19, 2012 @ 5:54pm PDT

Here’s a new clip from Lifetime’s remake of the 1989 feature film. Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye and Rashad’s daughter Condola Rashad star. The telemovie debuts October 7.

Related: Queen Latifa, Alfre Woodard Head Lifetime ‘Steel Magnolias’ Remake

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TV Teaser: Lifetime’s ‘Steel Magnolias’

By | Tuesday July 3, 2012 @ 7:02pm PDT

The 1989 film has gotten a contemporary remake with an all-black cast. Queen Latifah stars and exec produces the movie, which chronicles the lives and friendship of six women in Louisiana. She is joined by Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott, Adepero Oduye and Rashad’s daughter, Condola Rashad. Here’s the clip.

Related:
Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard & Phylicia Rashad Lead The Cast Of Lifetime’s ‘Steel Magnolias’ Remake
Lifetime To Remake ‘Steel Magnolias’ With All-Black Cast

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