You may not know it, but Lifetime is actually responsible for some of the most iconic docuseries/movies of all time. They had America’s Most Wanted, which trucked through the ‘80s as one of the most popular crime shows. They have Unsolved Mysteries, which is exactly the type of lifetime docu-series you would watch when you stayed home sick from school in the ‘90s (which admittedly was terrifying until your parents came home from work).
Today, the current docuseries lifetime movies are breaking boundaries. Sure, some err on the side of silly (let’s all just openly admit we actually do watch Dance Moms) and shows like the Little Women series have helped coin the term "docu-soap," but others are enacting real change. After Surviving R. Kelly unwrapped years of stomach-turning allegations about the famed singer, he was dropped from RCA Records.
This complete list of lifetime docuseries shows and films spans decades and opens up a window into the lives of some of the most interesting people and situations on the planet. Vote up your favorites and vote down the ones you wish were canceled sooner.
Bring It! is a new dance reality show which focuses on the dance team, The Dancing Dolls, from Mississippi. They are a competition dance team, and their style is, "Hip-Hop Majorettes."
A documentary series exploring the subject matter of Lifetime original movies.
Biography Presents is where A&E tells the stories of the world's most original people. With exclusive access and fresh perspectives, Biography Presents offers a deep dive or a short take on the most captivating lives today. Select Biography Presents also air on Lifetime.
Hosted by Leeza Gibbons, the program recreates real-life stories of life-threatening or emergency situations and dilemmas.
Asia as a dancer, singer, and actress has her whole life planned out.
Another spinoff of The Little Women franchise. This one is about the lives of Little Women living in Dallas, Texas.
Members of the Dunbar High School's cheerleading squad are on a mission -- they want to dance and shout their way to winning a national championship. If they make it, it will be their third consecutive win, which is unprecedented.
Dennis Farina (“Law & Order”) hosts this revamped version of the vintage docudrama series that re-creates real-life cases that revolve around unsolved crimes, missing persons and unexplained paranormal phenomena.
Whether it's kids, schedules, or just life in general, sex has taken a backseat in too many marriages today. Can one week of romantic homework assignments help struggling couples reconnect and rekindle the passion that first brought them together? Find out in Lifetime's new real-life series, 7 Days of Sex.
Hosted by teen behavioral specialist Josh Shipp, this series tries to set troubled teens on the right track to lead successful lives before it is too late for them to stop their self-destructive activities.
America's Supernanny features the first true U.S. homegrown supernanny, Deborah Tillman, a Virginia-based childcare specialist. Tillman visits the homes of parents throughout the U.S. seeking guidance and assistance on how to best raise their children.
A reality show in which Roseanne Barr lives on a Hawaiian farm.
Two Georgia women own and operate a lingerie store called 'Livi Rae Lingerie'. They not only sell hot lingerie and bras they help bra-illiterate women who want and need to feel good again with an undergarment that truly fits their body. They wholeheartedly believe in their motto 'No bust too big or too small, we fit 'em all.'
Follows four ambitious teen singers from Appalachia, and the high drama and competition they encounter like no other singing show as they, and their equally determined families, lay everything on the line in pursuit of fame and fortune in country music.
In the ground-breaking documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly,” women are emerging from the shadows and uniting their voices to share their stories. Celebrated as one of the greatest R&B singers of all time, R. Kelly’s genre defining career and playboy lifestyle has been riddled with rumors of abuse, predatory behavior, and pedophilia.
Lifetime turns up the heat to melt the winter snow this January with the all-new series premiere of “Vivica’s Black Magic.” Vivica A. Fox (“Independence Day”) brings sexy back in a big way as she launches her newest business venture Black Magic, an exotic male revue and ultimate ladies’ night experience featuring her magic men.
True crimes are dramatized in hopes that viewers can give information leading to the capture of the criminals.
Brooklyn's Brighton Beach neighbourhood is home to a vibrant Russian-American community. This docuseries (referred to by some as a Russian `Jersey Shore') follows eight larger-than-life men and women who live life to the fullest, love passionately and work hard in the historic neighbourhood.
Tori Spelling decides to allow cameras to follow her to capture her real life story.
“Escaping Polygamy” follows the work of three sisters who left the Kingston clan, a secretive polygamist group based in Salt Lake City, Utah known as the Order, as they help both loved ones and strangers break free of polygamy.
Set in Pittsburgh's renowned Abby Lee Dance Company, owned and operated by notoriously demanding and passionate instructor Abby Lee Miller, the series follows children's early steps on the road to stardom, and their doting mothers who are there for every rehearsal, performance and bow...all under the discerning eye of Miller. Seeing the highs and lows surrounding competition season delivers an intriguing and dramatic look at the cast's frantic pursuit of the ultimate National Dance title.
This is a reality show that follows a group of little women living in Atlanta as they deal with drama, friendship, careers and men.
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Follows a group of fabulous little women, and one handsome and equally fabulous guy, living in New York City.
Largely centers on Patricia Houston as she and the family continue to grapple with Whitney Houston's passing and as she and Gary (Houston's brother) raise their teenage daughter and support Bobbi Kristina, the late singer's daughter, while maintaining the Grammy winner's business and estate.