Lifetime and A&E have greenlit a two-night, four-hour documentary event, JANET, celebrating the 40th anniversary of Janet Jackson’s first album to simulcast on both Lifetime and A&E. JANET will air in early 2022 on the Lifetime and A&E networks.
The documentary will coincide with the 40th anniversary of Janet Jackson’s very first album, and will be the definitive story on Janet Jackson, one of the best-selling and highest-earning artists in music history.
Janet has enjoyed immense success but also seen incredible tragedy. She has endured a tumultuous private life in the face of extraordinary public scrutiny. With no stone left unturned, JANET lifts the lid on her private life for the very first time and reveals the most intimate moments of the star ever caught on camera.
The two-night, four-hour documentary event 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 Superbowl 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.