Full schedule of TV tributes to Prince

Music fans lost a legend on Thursday, April 21. Prince Rogers Nelson died in Minnesota at age 57. Over four decades, Prince earned 40 Billboard Hot 100 Hits and seven Grammy wins, a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Original Score for Purple Rain.

There are going to be a lot of tributes on TV for “The Purple One” this weekend. Below is a list of programming announced so far. Please check back for updates.

MONDAY, APRIL 25

Happy Feet at 2:10pmET/PT on HBO Family
Prince wrote, produced and performed  “The Song Of The Heart.” He also wrote “Kiss.” (’06, Adventure) Animated. Born without the ability to sing, a young emperor penguin expresses himself and hopes to attract a mate through his amazing dancing talent. Voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman.

Rock Legends: Prince at 7pmET/4pmPT on AXS TV.
With over 100 million records sold worldwide, Prince remains one of the best-selling artists of all-time. This edition of AXS TV’s music series Rock Legends, delves into the legendary artist’s legacy, going behind the scenes with in-depth interviews, rare archive footage and live performances.

Slave Trade: How Prince Re-Made The Music Business  at 11pmET/8pmPT on AXS TV

Spanning Prince’s entire career — from his debut album For You in 1978, through the present day — Slave Trade takes viewers on a twisting journey, detailing Prince’s noted disputes with his then-label Warner Bros., as he fought to be paid more than contemporaries such as Madonna and Michael Jackson. The ongoing struggle gave birth to an artistic revolution, as Prince took his art into his own hands, cutting ties with the record label and re-branding himself with the iconic hieroglyph symbol. The comprehensive film also covers Prince’s embracing of the digital age, as well as the success of his 28th studio album Musicology, and his show-stopping Super Bowl performance in 2007.

 

 

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 26

Rock Legends: Prince
1:50amET/10:50pmPT (4/25) on AXS TV
7pmET/4pmPT on AXS TV
8pmET/5pmPT on AXS TV

Slave Trade: How Prince Re-Made The Music Business  at 9pmET/6pmPT on AXS TV

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

Showgirls at 10:30pmET/PT on Starz
Prince wrote, produced, arranged and performed “319” and “Ripopgodezippa.” (’95, Drama) A dancer becomes understudy in a Las Vegas show, sleeps with the boss and pushes the star down a  flight of stairs. Starring Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Gina Gershon, Glenn Plummer.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30

2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at 8pmET/PT on HBO
Prince’s life and music will be celebrated with footage of his 2004 induction to the Hall of Fame. Inductees this year include Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, N.W.A and Steve Miller. The 2016 ceremony will replay on HBO and HBO2 multiple times in May.

MONDAY, MAY 2

Showgirls
1:20amET/PT on Starz Encore Classic

SATURDAY, MAY 7

Showgirls
10:40pmET/PT on Starz Encore Classic

SUNDAY, MAY 8

Purple Rain
10pmET/PT on VH1 Classic

MONDAY, MAY 11

Showgirls
12:50amET/PT on Starz Encore Classic

SUNDAY, MAY 15

Showgirls
1:45amET/PT on Starz Encore

THURSDAY, MAY 19

Showgirls
2:15amET/PT on Starz Encore

TUESDAY, MAY 24

Showgirls
11:50pmET/PT on Starz Encore

FRIDAY, MAY 27

Showgirls
1:50amET/PT on Starz Encore Classic
10:20pmET/PT on Starz Encore Classic

SATURDAY, MAY 28

Batman at 10pmET/PT on Cinemax
Prince wrote, produced and performed “The Future,” “Vicki Waiting,” “Electric Chair,” “Partyman,” “Trust” and “Scandalous.” (’89, Action) The Caped Crusader saves dismal Gotham City and gorgeous Vicki Vale from the freaky Joker. Starring Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl. (PG-13)

TUESDAY, MAY 31

Batman
12pmET/PT on Cinemax
11:35pmET/PT on Cinemax

 

33 Comments

  1. Screaming talent, his whole essence was oozing with it, there will never be another, nor even an attempt. Hope the Tributes do him justice, And..
    Don’t believe all you read in the media, they’re all just pumped as they can be for some misinformation to put out for the gullible to feed on..prince is an icon, a legend..and will never be forgotten.
    Much Love Prince…Avodia ♥

  2. I loved him then and love him now, the news of his passing left me empty and sad as if its my own flesh and blood, R.I.p love always ………nats

  3. I was young ,when PRINCE was young,LOL and I Loved him then and love him now.Like he’s apart of my pass youth years,when new and unique,one of a kind,was the thing,in 1983,1984.PRINCE lives on in you,me,us all , IN THE WORLD

  4. Love and Peace to Prince Roger Nelson. My fav performance of my life time. He was a genius, one of a kind, the best. I loved his mysterious personality! I saw him once and I’ve never seen another performer who entertained like him. I was Totally satisfied, I was floating. His concert let nothing to be desired, the best of the best. Rest in heaven purple guy! Love always, Ann J❤️

  5. Since I signed up for newsletter will I receive updates when anything about Prince is going to be televised? That would be so wonderful.

  6. They need 2 showcase from the beginning (American Bandstand) till the end (ATL) :’-( He deserves better!

  7. “DONT PICK & CHOOSE HIS WORK! TRUE FANS LOVED EVERYTHING & ANYTHING THE “””PRINCE””” EVER DID”…DO IT RITE FOR HIM AS HE DID FOR US!!! “PERFECT”…

  8. What Channelview AXS TV and which time zone is that in? And I agree, please add “Under the Cherry Moon” to the line up.

  9. So what about “Under the Cherry Moon” or “Graffiti Bridge” even “Batman”!!?? Come on true fans love all he did…

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