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
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
1:20amET/PT on Starz Encore Classic
SATURDAY, MAY 7
10:40pmET/PT on Starz Encore Classic
SUNDAY, MAY 8
10pmET/PT on VH1 Classic
MONDAY, MAY 11
12:50amET/PT on Starz Encore Classic
SUNDAY, MAY 15
1:45amET/PT on Starz Encore
THURSDAY, MAY 19
2:15amET/PT on Starz Encore
TUESDAY, MAY 24
11:50pmET/PT on Starz Encore
FRIDAY, MAY 27
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