Lifetime is not exactly a trusted source in the documentary area especially after the Aaliyah bipoic, so it’s not surprising that the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic is under even more scrutiny.

However, Lifetime is boldly moving forward and have released the official air date for the biopic, simply titled: Whitney. It will air on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT.

The biopic is about the relationship between Whitney and her husband Bobby Brown.
MadameNoir.com pointed out some similarities between the two Lifetime movies. Like Aaliyah’s family, Whitney’s family is not necessarily behind it. While Bobbi Kristina wanted the lead role, Cissy Houston, Whitney’s mother, believes Whitney should just be allowed to rest right now. And the estate didn’t grant Lifetime permission to use Whitney’s songs for the film.

Deborah Cox has been enlisted to do the vocal work and after the movie, Lifetime plans to air an hour-long documentary called Beyond the Headlines: Whitney Houston