Documentary filmmaker Charlie Lightening takes a deep dive into the career of British pop musician Louis Tomlinson, who received his big break as a teenager upon his audition for the British talent competition The X Factor. After joining the Simon Cowell-helmed boy band One Direction, Tomlinson rose to international fame for the band's upbeat tunes. Yet clashing personalities soon plunged the band into disarray. Tomlinson, amidst several personal struggles, found his own way as a solo artist.
This biographical TV miniseries tracks members of the famed Motown group, The Temptations, faithfully following their rise to fame and the subsequent downhill race in a chronological coverage spanning 40 years. In 1958, when Detroit high-schoolers harmonize on street corners to meet girls, Otis Williams (Charles Malik Whitfield) finds his mom Haze (Tina Lifford) supports his singing but not his stepfather Edgar (Harold Surratt). When Williams brings together his group The Siberians -- with Franklin (D.B. Woodside) and Al Bryant (Chaz Lamar Shepherd) -- producer Johnnie Mae Matthews (Vanessa Bell Calloway) records the group as Otis Williams and the Distants. They perform with The Primes, including Kendricks (Terron Brooks) and Paul Williams (Christian Payton), and The Primettes (later The Supremes). When group members merge as The Elgins, Berry Gordy (Obba Babatunde) begins grooming the group. The name is changed to The Temptations, and a 1963 New Year's Eve altercation results in David Ruffin (Leon) replacing Bryant. The Motortown Revue is launched, and Smokey Robinson (Erik Michael Tristan) teams with Norman Whitfield (Mel Jackson) to compose/produce My Girl and Ain't Too Proud to Beg. As Ruffin becomes hooked on coke, Gordy moves to intro The Temptations to white record-buyers. In part two, Dennis Edwards (Charles Ley) replaces Ruffin, and after Paul Williams' suicide and some members leave the group, the act is dropped by Motown, later returning for a reunion tour and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This four-hour miniseries premiered November 1 on NBC.
A television reporter decides to investigate the legendary death of the lead singer of Eddie and the Cruisers, a 1960s one-hit wonder, in this rock-flavored drama. Her questions trigger a former band member to search for the group's lost second album, discovering other long-kept secrets along the way.
A dedicated high-school biology teacher and one-time collegiate wrestler attempts to raise the money to rescue his school's failing music program by becoming a mixed-martial-arts fighter, and discovers a newfound sense of confidence in the process.
A bride-to-be (Amanda Seyfried) in Greece attempts to solve the mystery of her paternity by reading her mother's (Meryl Streep) diary. Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard and Colin Firth are the likeliest suspects. Based on the popular ABBA-inspired stage musical. Christine Baranaski, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper.