Global icon Janet Jackson has reached an agreement to air her documentary Janet Jackson: Family First on Lifetime and A&E. The new doc follows the Janet Jackson docuseries, which was released in 2022 and was seen by over 21 million viewers. 

The documentary chronicles the multiple Grammy Award-winner’s 2023 “Together Again” tour, which will celebrate her 50th anniversary in the entertainment industry. Additionally, the doc will spotlight two of Jackson's most renowned projects—25th anniversary of The Velvet Rope and the 30th anniversary of janet.

In an issued statement, Jackson expressed her excitement about partnering with Lifetime and A&E on the forthcoming project.

“I was touched by the love and support from the wonderful fans who enjoyed the documentary last year. I am excited to continue to share my story, and welcome fans into my life and the ‘Together Again’ tour,” Jackson said in a statement. “Thank you for your never-ending support, and I hope you enjoy the next chapter.”  

 “In this next chapter in the documentary, Janet and I are thrilled to welcome viewers on the road with us as we embark on the ‘Together Again’ tour, celebrating the milestone of 50 years of Janet’s career with fans across the country. We look forward to the continued partnership with Lifetime and A&E, and to sharing our family with viewers,” added her brother Randy Jackson, who is the the executive producer of the documentary.

As one of the most celebrated artists in music history, Janet Jackson has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and was ranked as the third greatest female artist of all time by Billboard. She holds the record for the most consecutive top-ten entries on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart by a female artist with 18, and she is the only artist in the history of the chart to have 7 commercial singles from one album (Rhythm Nation 1814) all land in the top five positions.

In 2019, Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.