Over the past few years, Lifetime has made a serious play for Black female viewers. Between novel adaptations like A Day Late and A Dollar Short, Sins of the Mother, and With This Ring, to biopics on Whitney Houston and Aaliyah, Lifetime TV is trying to give Black women what they want–quality programming. Now, the network is training its lens on Toni Braxton.

Borrowing its name from Braxton’s biggest hit, Unbreak My Heart follows the singer’s journey in the music business, beginning with her discovery by L.A. Reid and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, to her battle with Lupus. The film also explores how Braxton has bounced back from stinging setbacks like her very public divorce, her son’s autism, her family’s drama, and her financial woes.

Unbreak My Heart was directed by veteran Vondie Curtis Hall and stars newcomer Lex Scott Davis.

Take a look at the first sneak peek below.

The film premieres January 23 at 8pm. Will you be watching?

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  • Mary Burrell

    Lifetime is so cheesy

  • We shall see what the Toni Braxton biopic will turn out to be.

  • binks

    Hopefully this is better than that terrible Aaliyah Lifetime movie.

    • Me too Sister.

    • Mary Burrell

      The Whitney move was bad too I heard and the Aaliyah move was a disaster as well. Lifetime is just awful to me.

    • binks

      It was! I don’t know what is up with Lifetime wanting to do these biopics and behind the scenes movies of celebrities and television shows because they are never good.

    • Mary Burrell

      All I know is they are terrible and unwatchable.

    • The Aaliyah movie was worse than the Whitney movie (which was lackluster as well) too.

      RIP Aaliyah
      RIP Whitney Houston.

  • Darkness901

    I won’t be tuning in! They don’t give any thought to the casting or the storyline. If you are going to represent our black artists, at least put some effort into it.

    You don’t get my time when you put out a piss poor product.