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Lifetime Movie Network: No movies, only crime shows

bring back the true story movies
bring back the true story movies

Lifetime Movie Network or Lifetime True Crime Network? "Why is Lifetime not showing movies anymore?" "I hate Lifetime's programming!" "No movies?"

These are just a few questions and statements that many people are expressing. It seems that Lifetime Movie Network aka LMN could possibly be changing their entire schedule line up.

Judging by their programming over the past few weeks, it's apparent that Lifetime Movie Network is slowly changing over to the true crime show format, according to their online tv guide.

The station, geared toward women and the movies based on true stories genre, has been supplying viewers with exactly what they crave the most: movies based on fact or movies that are inspired by true events. But for the past several weeks, Lifetime viewers have noticed that the new programming includes mostly true crime documentaries/crimes shows that were once shown on Investigation Discovery's Network, such as "Killer Kids, "Killer Teens" and "I Killed My BFF."

Could Lifetime be jumping on the true crime documentary bandwagon, such as I.D. Network, Oxygen, Bio Channel and most recently TV One?

Most viewers are not happy about the change and have taken to social media to express their concerns:

from the Movies Based On True Stories Database Facebook page,

Paul Waterbury:
"Now I hate LMN . I don't have it on my cable list anymore. I hope that "new TV movie channel" coming soon. They would carry all movies from 1960's to 2005."

Anita Hofland:
"That's my point. There is already an ID channel. Leave LMN a movie channel."

From the Lifetime Movie Network Page,

"For everyone disappointed that Lifetime Movie Network has turned into Lifetime crap Network. The Hallmark Channel views a lot of enjoyable movies. Check it out. You will not see shows about killing BFF or kids killing people. Maybe once ratings drop LMN will turn back to the movie network it used to be. Check out Hallmark!"

"Your new programming line up really stinks. This is supposed to be a movie network. These Cold Case and Killer programs are on a dozen other stations."

Viewers are begging for other stations to take notice and pick up the true story movie format. Some good options would be Oprah Winfrey Network aka OWN, Hallmark Channel and more choices from Starz-Encore's True Movie channel.

Perhaps the Lifetime "Not" Movie Network will take this into consideration, otherwise viewers hope these old movies based on true stories find a new home soon.

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