Launching on the first day of spring, Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) on Foxtel serves up a delicious cocktail of ‘ripped from the headlines’ TV movies, biopics, Hollywood glamour, murder, and drama. Listed below are just some of the TV movies to be featured.
Academy Award and Tony Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones stars in Cocaine Godmother: The Griselda Blanco Story, a Lifetime feature based on the life of drug lord Griselda Blanco, a pioneer in the Miami-based cocaine trade.
Liz & Dick
A chronicle of the fiery, legendary on-again off-again romance between Hollywood stars Elizabeth Taylor (Lindsay Lohan) and Richard Burton (Australian/NZ actor Grant Bowler).
No One Would Tell
Laura Collins (Shannen Doherty), single mum to daughter Sarah (Matreya Scarrwener), has had a history of rocky relationships, so when Sarah begins dating the popular and charismatic Rob Tennison (Callan Potter), Laura is thrilled. But when it becomes increasingly clear that Rob has a darker, possessive side, Laura lives in a state of denial about their relationship until Sarah goes missing. Laura must find the will to fight for justice for Sarah when a case against Rob is brought to trial and presided over by a powerful judge (Mira Sorvino).
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Starring Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Whoopi Goldberg and Golden Globe winner Ving Rhames, A Day Late and a Dollar Short is the uplifting story of a mother who tries to help her dysfunctional family through life’s ups and downs.
The Hunt for the 1-5 Killer
Starring John Corbett and Sara Canning. A detective who discovers similarities in cases up and down California’s I-5 corridor grows determined to prove that the seemingly unrelated murders are the work of one man. Based on a true story.
Starring Harvey Keitel and filmed in Australia. When a young woman dies while scuba diving on her dream honeymoon, authorities begin to suspect her new husband may know more than he’s letting on. Based on a true story.
The Wrong Roommate
Starring Vivica A. Fox. Following a break-up with her unfaithful fiancé, a young college professor agrees to live at her sister’s and watch over the home and her 17-year-old niece. Unbeknownst to her, a gorgeous tenant, who is friendly to her young niece, is living in the guest house. But things aren’t that simple as this mysterious stranger turns out to have a troubled past with dangerous consequences.
A star high-school dancer starts using prescription painkillers after a knee injury sidelines her. Feeling isolated, she is adopted by a popular group, which leads to sharing her pills, having regular “pharm” parties and falling in love for the first time. But when her prescription runs out, they resort to buying pills, only to have their lives forever changed when they discover their classmate dealer has been selling them heroin under the guise of being a cheap Mexican painkiller. Starring Bella Thorne.
The Perfect Boyfriend
After struggling through a painful divorce, April (Ashley Turner), decides to get back into the dating game and is swept off her feet by the handsome Jacob (Aiden Turner). But Jacob is hiding a dark side – and a wife?!
Secret Life of Cheerleaders
Ava (Savannah Lee May) an incoming transfer student, reluctantly tries out for the cheerleading team at the insistence of her overly-ambitious mother, Candice (Denise Richards). Katrina (Allie DeBerry), the head cheerleader and most popular girl in school, unexpectedly cozies up to Ava who makes the squad and instantly becomes high school royalty. As she transitions into her new life, Ava discovers becoming part of the squad comes at a price.
Lifetime Movie Network or stream on demand from Tuesday September 1, 2020.
Top photo: Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler starring in Liz & Dick