A&E and Lifetime will simulcast the documentary special, ‘TLC Forever,’ celebrating the all-female hip-hop group on June 3.
‘TLC Forever’ chronicles the journey of the top-selling American female group of all time. The special documents the revolutionary group that broke boundaries, influenced an entire generation and survived against all odds. T-Boz and Chilli tell their story for the first time in the feature documentary.
The documentary is directed by Matthew Kay and is executive-produced by Academy Award-winning and Emmy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams (The Apollo) and his production company with Emmy Award-winning producer Geoff Martz, One Story Up. ‘TLC Forever’ will be simulcast on Lifetime and A&E on June 3 at 8 pm ET/PT. The documentary will also be available on demand to stream on the Lifetime and A&E apps.
Formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 1990, TLC consisted of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas. TLC sold over 85 million records worldwide, enjoying success and scoring nine #10 hits and winning over 35 major awards.
The glow of success was accompanied by darkness, controversy, and tragedy as TLC struggled to balance worldwide fame and massive notoriety against internal fallouts, external attacks, bankruptcy, and illness. When Left Eye died tragically in 2002, the group faced immense pain and an uncertain future. Against all odds and through all the struggles, the group persevered with courage, love and unity, forging a new path to success, including launching a new tour slated for summer 2023.
‘TLC Forever’ is produced by One Story Up and Lauren Fulton for Lifetime & A&E Network. Executive producers for One Story Up are Roger Ross Williams and Geoff Martz. Executive producers for TLC are Tionne Watkins, Rozonda Thomas, Bill Diggins for Diggit Entertainment Group and Rick Krim. Exec producers for A+E Networks are Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Abramson.