Actor and one-time reality star Farrah Fawcett died today after a 2.5 year battle with anal cancer, and tomorrow night, NBC will air documentary that chronicled her struggle with the disease. Farrah’s Story will air at 9 p.m. ET Friday, the network announced. NBC Universal-owned Oxygen will also re-air the documentary Saturday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. ET.
NBC describes it as “a two-hour documentary about Farrah Fawcett’s battle with cancer that she shot with her own video camera over the past two and a half years” that “is intensely intimate and emotional” and “Farrah’s story in her own words as she explains her battle and her journey with cancer, and it is her narration that tells this story.” One of its producers sued because it’s editing was “not the show Farrah Fawcett wanted,” Craig Nevius told the Los Angeles Times back in May. He produced TV Land’s 2005 reality series Chasing Farrah. (Update: TV Land will re-air the first two episodes of the reality series Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.)
Tonight at 10, Dateline NBC will air “Farrah Fawcett: The Life and Death of an Angel,” which it calls “a look at Farrah’s life and her battle with cancer” that includes “recent interviews with Ryan O’Neal, Alana Stewart, her dad, sister, fellow ‘Charlie’s Angel’ Kate Jackson, and never before aired parts of a 1997 interview with Stone Phillips.” At the same time tonight, ABC’s 20/20 will air a Barbara Walters special featuring interviews “with some of the people closest to Fawcett” that also “includes classic and revealing moments from Walters’ past interviews with Fawcett — who rarely spoke to the media in depth.”