Is Lifetime going edgier? Looks that way. A+E President of Entertainment and Media Nancy Debuc believes the soapy cable channel needs to generate more watercooler buzz, like it has with Liz & Dick, The Client List and Steel Magnolias, reports Deadline. Said Debuc:
“There’s no question, Lifetime must evolve. It’s a work in progress right now." READ MORE
If you’re looking forward to Lifetime’s Steel Magnolias as much as we are, you’ll want to tune into The View on October 4 when Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Jill Scott and Alfre Woodard drop by the ABC chatfest.
Check out a sneak peek of Steel Magnolias, and find out what other stars will be popping up on The View, after the jump! READ MORE
Lifetime has set the premiere date for its upcoming remake of Steel Magnolias. The anticipated retelling, featuring an all-star cast including Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Alfre Woodard and Jill Scott, debuts on October 7.
Lifetime has just released a preview of its upcoming, all-black remake of Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias. Queen Latifah serves as executive producer and stars as M'Lynn Eatenton (played by Sally Field in the 1989 adaptation), a Southern belle, whose fiery side is displayed when her strong-willed daughter, Shelby, faces a health crisis.
Condola Rashad plays Shelby, M'Lynn's diabetes-stricken daughter, a part made famous by Julia Roberts on the big screen. Rashad's mother, Phylicia, takes on the role of saucy, glam diva Clairee (Olympia Dukakis in the original film). Alfre Woodard inherits Shirley MacLaine's grouchy Ouiser. Singer/actress Jill Scott steps into Dolly Parton's shoes as hairdresser with a heart of gold, Truvy and Pariah's Adepero Oduye plays the innocent and insecure Annell, previously played by Daryl Hannah. Check out a sneak peek below!