The network sent out a press release announcing the broadcast premiere dates for both “Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart” and “Lila & Eve” (which saw a very limited theatrical release earlier this year).
Premiering on Saturday, January 23, at 8pm ET/PT, based on singer Toni Braxton’s popular memoir, “Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart” is the authorized life story of the artist, who has fought through a severe chronic illness, financial troubles and divorce while navigating her son’s autism and family struggles. “Toni: Braxton: Unbreak My Heart” is the true story of the measures Braxton took to make herself and her family whole again, serving as an inspiration to people around the world.
Braxton executive produces alongside Babyface who produces.
Lex Scott Davis portrays Braxton.
The telepic also features Debbi Morgan as Braxton’s mother Evelyn; Gavin Houston as Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Cortney Scott Wright as Traci Braxton, Skye P. Marshall as Towanda Braxton, LaToya Franklyn as Trina Braxton and Tiffany Hines as Tamar Braxton.
“Un-Break My Heart” is also executive produced by Craig Baumgarten, Erik Kritzer and Marcus Grant, written by Susan McMartin and produced by Link Entertainment.
Vondie Curtis Hall directs.
And premiering on Saturday, January 30, at 8pm ET/PT, “Lila & Eve” tells the story of Lila (played by Viola Davis), a grief-stricken mother who in the aftermath of her son’s murder in a drive-by shooting, attends a support group where she meets Eve (Jennifer Lopez), who has lost her daughter. When Lila hits numerous roadblocks from the police in bringing justice for her son’s slaying, Eve urges Lila to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers. The two women soon embark on a killing spree of their own, as they work to the top of the chain of drug dealers to avenge the murder of Lila’s son.
Directed by Charles Stone III, from a script penned by Pat Gilfillan, “Lila & Eve” also stars Shea Whigham, Julius Tennon, Chris Chalk, Aml Ameen, Yolonda Ross and Andre Royo.
Trailers for both films below:
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