TLC documentary to air on A&E in 2021

The story of T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli's musical endeavors are being turned into a documentary for the small screen.

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A documentary is planned to explore the TLC story on A&E, set to air in 2021.

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According to Rolling Stone, the story of the R&B hip-hop group will be told in a two-hour special. Titled Biography: TLC, the film will follow the rise of the top-selling girl group throughout their career at multiple stages. Footage including interviews with surviving members Tionne ‘ T-Boz’ Watkins, and Rozanda ‘Chilli’ Thomas will be featured in the documentary.

Biography: TLC enlisted director Matt Kay and will be executive-produced by Roger Ross Williams and his production company with Geoff Martz, One Story Up.

“The Biography banner has always focused on telling the stories of remarkable people who have had a major impact on our collective culture,” A&E Network EVP and head of programming Elaine Frontain Bryant said, according to Rolling Stone. “As a revolutionary group that broke boundaries and influenced an entire generation, TLC falls directly into that category and we are honored to tell their incredible story as it has never been told before.”

Williams added:

“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. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with A&E, as well as filmmaker Matthew Kay, to bring this film to life. We hope this film illuminates a side of this incredible group and Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins, Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes, and Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas that long-time fans and viewers alike have not seen before.”

9/9/99 New York, NY. TLC at the MTV Video Music Awards. Photo by Brenda Chase/Online USA, Inc.

“Celebrate the iconic and pioneering story of TLC – the top selling American female group of all time,” the network said to share the news on Instagram.

As a group, TLC had nine top-ten hits on the Billboard 100 chart and four No.1 singles. The group recorded four multi-platinum albums including a diamond certification for “Crazy Sexy Cool.” In 2002, Left Eye died in a car crash in Honduras. The group continued touring and recording but has not since reached the same heights.

As theGrio reported in a recent interview, T-Boz shared her opinion that the industry turned on the girl group after the tragedy.

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“‘Honestly, when Lisa died, the whole industry turned on us. Everybody. They were like, It’s over for them. They’re never going to do it again.”

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