Decoded: 6 Made-For-TV Biopics and Why We Loved (or Hated) Them
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Decoded: 6 Made-For-TV Biopics and Why We Loved (or Hated) Them

The Gabby Douglas Story (Lifetime TV, 2014)

Lifetime‘s biopic on Olympic gold medalist, Gabby Douglas, scored 3.8 million viewers. Douglas became the first African American to be named individual all-around champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympics.  According to Nielsen, The Gabby Douglas Story, was the most tweeted program of the night across all of television, excluding sports.

Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story (VH1, 2001)

The Life Story of rapper M.C. Hammer, born Stanley Burrell, features the rise and fall of the biggest-selling recording artist in rap history , whose  personal wealth was once estimated at 30 million.

 


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