LIFETIME TO AIR A SPECIAL EPISODE OF
RED TABLE TALK
FROM FACEBOOK WATCH FEATURING
SURVIVING R. KELLY'S LISA VAN ALLEN
ON FEBRUARY 25
FOLLOWING MINI-MARATHON OF THE DOC
Los Angeles, CA - February 20, 2019 - Lifetime will premiere Facebook Watch's two-part special of Red Table Talk hosted by Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris, aka Gammy, with R.Kelly survivor Lisa Van Allen on Monday, February 25th at 10pm ET/PT, following a mini-marathon of the documentary Surviving R. Kelly, beginning at 7pm ET/PT that evening. Since the ground-breaking documentary's monumental premiere earlier this year, Surviving R. Kelly has reached over 26.1 million total viewers in its airings on Lifetime and LMN and served as a catalyst for much needed conversation and change.
In the days following the debut of the documentary on Lifetime, vital conversations erupted throughout the country. When news that R. Kelly's music streams spiked, it led Jada Pinkett Smith to turn to the Red Table Talk community on Facebook Watch to discuss why. Inviting survivor Lisa Van Allen, her daughter Akeyla and renowned psychologist Dr. Candice Norcott to the red table, the two-part special of Red Table Talk placed the focus back on women at a time they needed it the most.
Red Table Talk on Facebook Watch is produced by Westbrook Entertainment and Very Tall Productions for Facebook Watch. It is executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith, Ellen Rakieten, Miguel Melendez and Todd Yasui. Annie Price is co-executive producer.
Surviving R. Kelly is executive produced by cultural critic, filmmaker and passionate activist dream hampton, Tamra Simmons, Joel Karsberg and Jesse Daniels for Kreativ Inc. which has a production deal with Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP), and Brie Miranda Bryant from Lifetime. This program falls under Lifetime's commitment to provide a platform to give women a voice where they have previously been unheard to bring awareness to the abuses and harassment of women.
About Facebook Watch
Facebook Watch is a place to discover and enjoy video on Facebook. Home to a wide range of video - from scripted comedy and drama, to competition and reality series, to individual creators and live sports - Facebook Watch is a destination where content, community and conversation come together. This is a personalized viewing experience, where you can discover new content based on what your friends are watching, and catch up on the shows you follow. Facebook Watch is available for free on mobile apps across Apple and Android, on desktop, laptop and on TV apps listed HERE.
Celebrating 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long running Stop Breast Cancer for Life now in its 25th year, Stop Violence Against Women which relaunched in 2018, and Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television(R), LMN(R), Lifetime Real Women(R) and Lifetime Digital(TM) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.