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TVLine Items: Janet Jackson Gets Doc, Snowpiercer Promotion and More

Janet Jackson Documentary

Lifetime and A&E are partnering for the 40th anniversary of Janet Jackson‘s self-titled first album, with a two-night, four-hour documentary airing on both networks.

Currently titled Janet, the doc will feature “unprecedented access” to the singer, as well as exclusive access to archival footage and Jackson’s never-before-seen home videos, to offer “an intimate, honest and unfiltered look at her untold story,” per the official release.

The program “joins Janet as her family is going through another extremely difficult time, mourning the loss of her father Joseph, the pivotal figure in the Jackson dynasty. The documentary details Janet’s return to the world stage following a sudden break from music. Speaking like never before, Janet also discusses everything including her Super Bowl appearance with Justin Timberlake in 2004, the death of her brother Michael and becoming a mother later in life. And with her own romantic relationship having broken down, she starts to look back at her own life and reflect on her fight to the top.”

Janet is slated to air in early 2022.

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