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LIFETIME AND A&E GREENLIGHT 2nd DOCUMENTARY WITH JANET JACKSON, "JANET JACKSON: FAMILY FIRST"


DOCUMENTARY FOLLOWS THE FIVE-TIME GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME® INDUCTEE AS SHE EMBARKS ON HER HIGHLY ANTICIPATED 2023 “TOGETHER AGAIN” TOUR AND THE LONG-AWAITED REUNION OF THE JACKSONS FOR A ONCE IN A LIFETIME PERFORMANCE



(LOS ANGELES, CA) – With “Janet Jackson.” ranking as cable’s #1 documentary of 2022 and seen by 21 million viewers, Lifetime and A&E today announced they have greenlit a continuation of the extraordinary and historic story of Janet Jackson. Janet Jackson: Family First will chronicle the legendary singer, songwriter, producer, author, actor, philanthropist and global icon as she embarks on her 2023 “Together Again” tour, and her collaboration with brother Randy Jackson to reunite the family band after 40 years since their last performance. Janet Jackson: Family First continues the captivating and critically lauded story from 2022’s most talked-about documentary Janet Jackson. with the next chapter in Janet’s journey, in her own words and experiences with an exclusive, intimate, and honest look at her life, family, and legendary artistry.

The documentary will follow the 2023 “Together Again” tour, which will celebrate Janet Jackson’s 50th anniversary in entertainment and spotlight the milestones for two of Jackson’s most critically acclaimed albums – 25 years of “The Velvet Rope”, and 30 years of “Janet.”


Janet Jackson: Family First” is currently filming and will simulcast on Lifetime and A&E, with the release to be announced. It is being produced by Workerbee (a Banijay UK company).

Of the new documentary, executive producer Janet Jackson said, “I was touched by the love and support from the wonderful fans who enjoyed the documentary last year. I am excited to continue to share my story, and welcome fans into my life and the ‘Together Again’ tour. Thank you for your never-ending support, and I hope you enjoy the next chapter.”


Executive producer Randy Jackson said, “In this next chapter in the documentary, Janet and I are thrilled to welcome viewers on the road with us as we embark on the ‘Together Again’ tour, celebrating the milestone of 50 years of Janet’s career with fans across the country. We look forward to the continued partnership with Lifetime and A&E, and to sharing our family with viewers.”


Janet Jackson: Family First is directed by Ben Hirsch. It is produced for Lifetime and A&E by Workerbee. AEC (Associated Entertainment Corporation) are co-producers. Janet Jackson and Randy Jackson are executive producers. Rick Murray is executive producer for Workerbee. Brie Miranda Bryant is executive producer for A&E Network.

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