TLC Forever, a two-hour documentary on chart-topping R&B group TLC, is set to debut on Lifetime and A&E in June, after years of delays.
The two-hour special follows the ups and downs of the top-selling American female group of all time, and features Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas telling their story in their own words.
Formed in Atlanta in 1990, TLC consisted of T-Boz, Chilli, and the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. The trio sold more than 85 million records worldwide, won four Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards, and five Soul Train Music Awards. Over the years, they landed nine top-ten hits, including the #1 singles “Creep,” “Waterfalls,” “No Scrubs,” and “Unpretty.”
But with the success, came internal fallouts, bankruptcy, and illness. When Left Eye died in 2002, the group faced an uncertain future, and felt abandoned by the entertainment industry despite their achievements. Now the remaining members are launching a new tour in summer 2023.
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TLC Forever comes from executive producer Roger Ross Williams. The film was first announced in 2020, under the title Biography: TLC. Williams said at the time, “As someone who has long been in awe of TLC and their musical and cultural impact, I am thrilled to be a part of bringing the story of their music, their journey and their continuing reverence to the screen.”
Now after numerous delays, the documentary will premiere ahead of the group’s new tour.
TLC Forever is produced by One Story Up and Lauren Fulton for Lifetime and A&E Network. Matthew Kay directs. Additional executive producers include and Geoff Martz, Tionne Watkins, Rozonda Thomas, Bill Diggins, Rick Krim, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Abramson.
The film will simulcast on Lifetime and sister network A&E on Saturday, June 3 at 8pm ET/PT.