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Lifetime Sets ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Follow Up Special

Lifetime in May will air a follow up special to its January docu-series Surviving R Kelly, the network said Friday.

Surviving R Kelly: The Impact will air May 4 and will look at the impact the original six-part documentary has had on today’s culture and how it has elevated the conversation on sexual violence and what it means to be a survivor, said network officials.

The special, hosted by Soledad O’Brien, features footage from the original docuseries, as well as interviews with journalists, legal experts, non-profit organizations and psychologists discussing the ongoing story surrounding R. Kelly, including an in-depth look at the R&B singer’s now infamous interview with Gayle King and the women who are still standing by his side, said Lifetime.

In February Kelly was indicted on 10 felony counts of aggravated sexual assault involving four victims and spanning over a decade, ultimately leading to Kelly’s arrest.

Related: R Kelly Charged With Criminal Sexual Abuse 

Lifetime’s Surviving R Kelly docu series averaged 2.1 million viewers in its Nielsen live+same day premieres, and finished as the female-targeted network’s strongest non-fiction series in seven years among adults 25-54 and women 25-54 according to Nielsen.

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