Stage and TV director Liesl Tommy will helm “Respect” for MGM.
Reps for the late singer said the fed’s $8 million bill was too high.
CBS will televise the event sometime in 2019.
“Amazing Grace” will debut on Monday, Nov. 12.
Nat Geo series previously focused on Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso.
Gladys Knight brought audience members to their feet with “Amazing Grace.”
“At no time did he properly eulogize her,” late singer’s nephew says.
“It would never be my intention to touch any woman’s breast,” he tells The Associated Press
The Grammy-winning singer performed a moving rendition of “Amazing Grace.”
“Ariana Grande baby that’s not what you wear to a funeral,” one viewer tweeted.
The star-studded service is taking place at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit.
Service takes place Friday in Detroit, with former President Bill Clinton set to speak.