How to Watch 'The First Lady' — New Series Streaming Tonight

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Starring Viola Davis as Michelle Obama, Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford and Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Roosevelt, Showtime's The First Lady examines American leadership from the eyes of three iconic First Ladies. 

Premiering on Sunday, April 17, The First Lady will dive into Obama's, Ford's and Roosevelt's political and personal lives, while examining the impact the White House's women had on the nation. The new drama series is streaming exclusively on Showtime. 

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"She is all things. She is a hero," Davis told ET about portraying Mrs. Obama. "She is just one of those women and people who lives a life bigger than herself and I hope to honor that. [We’ve been doing] makeup tests at my house with my makeup artist and they are doing an extraordinary job with the transformation of it all." 

Viola Davis as Michelle Obama on The First Lady

Get all the details on how to watch The First Lady below. 

When Is The First Lady Premiering? You can watch the first episode of "The First Lady" on Sunday, April 17, at 9 p.m. ET. The remaining nine episodes are set to release once a week every Sunday.

Where Can I Watch The First Lady? The new series is exclusively available to watch on Showtime. You can subscribe to Showtime's streaming platform for $11 a month or try it for free for 30 days. 

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