Lifetime Sets Premiere Dates for Salt-N-Pepa and Wendy Williams Biopics

Salt-N-Pepa (Credit: Lifetime)

Lifetime’s upcoming movies on Salt-N-Pepa and Wendy Williams will air in January 2021, the cable network announced Friday.

The three-hour film Salt-N-Pepa details the journey of Queensborough Community College students Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton as they enter the male-dominated world of rap music. Lifetime released the trailer in April.

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The authorized movie stars GG Townson as Cheryl “Salt” James, Laila Odom as Sandra “Pepa” Denton, Cleveland Berto as music producer Hurby Azor, Jermel Howard as rapper Treach and Monique Paul as DJ Spinderella.

The film is produced by Sony Pictures Television and directed by Mario Van Peebles (New Jack City, Baadasssss!) from a script by Abdul Williams (The Bobby Brown Story, The New Edition Story). Executive producers include Robert Teitel, Cheryl James, Sandra Denton, Shakim Compere and Queen Latifah and Hurby Azor.

Salt-N-Pepa premieres Saturday, Jan. 23 at 8 pm ET/PT, followed at 11 pm ET/PT by a documentary titled Salt-N-Pepa Interview Special, hosted by Loni Love.

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Wendy Williams: The Movie, the first biopic on the outspoken talk show host, will center on the highs and lows of her life and career.

Ciera Payton plays Williams and Morocco Omari co-stars as her ex-husband Kevin Hunter. The movie is produced by Front Street for Lifetime and executive produced by Wendy Williams, Will Packer and Sheila Ducksworth. Darren Grant directs from a script written by Leigh Davenport and Scarlett Lacey.

Wendy Williams: The Movie premieres Saturday, Jan. 30 at 8 pm ET/PT, followed by the documentary The Wendy Williams Story… What a Mess! airing at 10 pm.

The network also said Friday it will air the new documentary, Whitney & Bobbi, about the late Whitney Houston and her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, who died at age 22 in 2015.

Whitney & Bobbi premieres on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 10 pm ET/PT.