Queen Latifah and Toni Braxton have both signed signed major production deals withLifetime.

Latifah will serve as executive producer of the documentary Where Did the Women of Hip Hop Go?, which tells the history of the pioneering female rappers in a world dominated by men and explores what the future holds for the next generation of female emcees. She will also star in and executive produce the one-hour special U.N.I.T.Y.

Braxton has signed on for a multi-picture production deal with Lifetime. One of the movies will be the centerpiece of Lifetime’s holiday programming block, It’s a Wonderful Lifetime. as the network plans to greenlight 14 all-new original movies to debut this November and December.

“Both Queen Latifah and Toni Braxton have been part of the Lifetime family for many years and its proven that our audiences love them as much as we do and we are excited they will be back on the network for even more,” said Tanya Lopez, EVP of movies, limited series & original movie acquisitions for Lifetime and LMN.

Braxton recently starred in Lifetime original movie Faith Under Fire, based on the book Prepared for a Purpose: An Inspiring True Story of Faith, Courage and Compassion in Crisis by Tuff and Alex Tresniowski.  Faith Under Fire marked a return to Lifetime for Braxton, whose biopic Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart drew record ratings for the network, making it ad-supported cable’s top-rated movie in key demos since the January 2015 premiere of Lifetime original Whitney.

Latifah recently starred in the Lifetime original movie Flint, which revolved around the water crisis faced by the residents of Flint, Michigan.  She currently stars as a series regular on the Fox musical Star, and can be seen next in Hope’s Wish, an inspirational film about a young woman diagnosed with a life-threatening illness who works on a project with Make-A-Wish.

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