Lifetime celebrates Black History Month in February with the original movie, "The Gabby Douglas Story," starring SAG Award nominated actress Regina King, Golden Globe and Emmy winner S. Epatha Merkerson, Imani Hakim, Sydney Mikayla and Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas.
The Gabby Douglas Story tells the inspiring true story of the international gymnastics phenomenon who overcame overwhelming odds to become the first African American ever to be named Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Games. Kicking off Lifetime’s Black History Month celebration, "The Gabby Douglas Story" premieres Saturday, February 1st, at 8 p.m. EST.
The network will also air another original movie,"The Trip to Bountiful," featuring two-time Emmy winner, Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee, and SAG and Tony winner Cicely Tyson (who was awarded a Tony for her role as Carrie Watts in the Broadway revival), Emmy and Grammy nominee Vanessa Williams, Golden Globe nominee and Grammy winner Blair Underwood and SAG nominee Keke Palmer.
The Trip to Bountiful is a television adaptation of American playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote’s Tony nominated play. Set during the final years of the Jim Crow South, the film follows one woman’s quest to reconnect with her past in order to ensure her family’s future. The Trip to Bountiful premieres Saturday, February 22nd, at 8 p.m. EST.