For the second consecutive January, the Lifetime channel is going to air a damning documentary on the sexual assault allegations against sinking singer R. Kelly.
“Surviving R. Kelly, Part II: The Reckoning” will become the third televised special Lifetime has produced on the R&B crooner in the past year.
There are more accusers who will be featured on the new six-hour, three-night docu-series that will air beginning on Jan. 2 at 9 p.m. This will follow the airing of the nuclear original, the Emmy-nominated “Surviving R. Kelly” that aired just after New Year’s in 2019. It will be shown again during a six-hour marathon that will begin on Jan. 2, 2020, at 3 p.m.
For “Part II,” Lifetime also promises “more insights into the ever-growing saga of the R&B singer, who is currently facing federal and state charges.
Why is there such major follow-up on the same singer who is already in prison facing multiple state and federal charges on sexual assault, racketeering, the Mann Act and other counts? Lifetime says the docu-series will include supporters and psychologists along with cultural and legal experts and explore “why the voices of the girls that spoke up decades ago are only now being heard.”
The two-hour episode of “Part II” begins at 9 p.m. Jan. 3, with the 90-minute conclusion set for 8 p.m. Jan. 4.
See the preview of “Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning” (video).