LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Famed R&B singer and actress Jill Scott (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency) is set to headline the Lifetime Movie Network Original Movie Sins of the Mother, a touching story about the harsh realities of love, forgiveness and the closest of bonds between mother and daughter. Based on author Carleen Brice's moving novel, Orange Mint and Honey, the film features Scott as reformed alcoholic Nona, Nicole Beharie (American Violet) as her daughter Shay and Mimi Rogers (The Door in the Floor) as Nona's sponsor Lois. Sins of the Mother will premiere Sunday, February 21, 2010, at 8pm ET/5pm PT, on Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime's sister network and the second highest rated women's channel.
ABOUT SINS OF THE MOTHER
Graduate student Shay Dixon (Beharie) reaches a crossroad in her life when she finds herself broke, burned out and unable to cope with the stress of school. With nowhere else to go, she embarks on a journey home to Tacoma, Washington, to face her abusive, alcoholic, estranged mother, Nona (Scott). When she returns home, Shay finds Nona living life as a recovered alcoholic, with a new daughter and completely transformed. Thrown by her mother's new path, Shay must now accept Nona's changes and influences, including her sponsor Lois (Rogers) -- all forcing Shay to move past her pent-up anger and awaken her own relationships.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Sins of the Mother is a Lifetime Pictures Presentation for Lifetime Movie Network. Damon Lee (Obsessed, Undercover Brother) executive produces. Paul A. Kaufman (Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story) directs the film and also serves as executive producer. The teleplay from Elizabeth Hunter (Beauty Shop, The Fighting Temptations) is based on the novel Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice (Children of the Waters).
ABOUT LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK
Lifetime Movie Network is the #2 women's channel, behind only its sister network Lifetime
Television. 2009 was the most watched year in the network's 11 year history in both Total Day and Primetime across Households, Women 18-49, Women 25-54, Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54, Total Viewers, Women 18+ and Adults 18+, while last year also was the most watched year ever in Primetime among Women 18-34. In addition, 2009 was Lifetime Movie Network's highest rated year ever in Primetime among Households, Total Viewers and Adults 18+.
In 2009, Lifetime Movie Network's slate of 16 original movies included Natalee Holloway, which broke all Lifetime Movie Network records, becoming the number one Original Movie in the network's eleven year history. Other films that debuted on the network this past year included two movies adapted from best-selling books by author Ann Rule – Ann Rule's Too Late to Say Goodbye, featuring Rob Lowe, and the miniseries event Ann Rule's Everything She Ever Wanted, with Gina Gershon and Victor Garber. Original Movies on Lifetime Movie Network this year include The Wronged Man, starring Julia Ormond and from executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, which debuted on January 17, 2010; Amish Grace, with Kimberly Williams-Paisley; Double Wedding, with Tia and Tamera Mowry; and Secrets in the Walls, featuring Jeri Ryan. Last year, Lifetime Movie Network reached more than 74 million U.S. subscribers, making it the industry's fastest growing channel.*
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*Among channels with at least 66 million households.
SOURCE Lifetime Movie Network