Lifetime Releases Official Air Date For The Whitney Houston Biopic + More Pics

December 2, 2014  |  

Let’s be honest, after the Aaliyah biopic, Lifetime is not exactly in our good graces right now. So sad to say, the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic will be under even more scrutiny. And we love Angela Bassett around these parts, so we’re sincerely hoping she gets it right.

Today, Lifetime released the official air date for the biopic, simply titled: Whitney. It will air on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT. As you know the biopic is set to focus on the relationship between Whitney and her husband Bobby Brown.

There are certainly similarities between the two Lifetime movies. Like Aaliyah’s family, Whitney’s family is not necessarily behind it. While Bobbi Kristina wanted the lead role, Cissy Houston, Whitney’s mother, believes Whitney should just be allowed to rest right now. And the estate didn’t grant Lifetime permission to use Whitney’s songs for the film.

But despite these hurdles, I’m still holding out hope. Because instead of having YaYa attempt to sing those iconic songs we all know and love, Lifetime enlisted the help of Deborah Cox to do the vocal work.

So it could very well work. And these pictures seem to suggest that it won’t be an all out debacle.

Immediately after the movie, Lifetime will air an hour-long documentary called Beyond the Headlines: Whitney Houston

Check out some more pictures from the set below and on the following pages.

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