TLC Inspires Music-Themed Biopic for VH1

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TLC is bringing some crazy, sexy, cool to television. The ’90s R&B trio will be the subject of a scripted music-focused biopic for VH1.

The dramatic story behind Chilli, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, and Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes will be the first in a made-for-TV movie series for VH1 featuring musicians and pop culture icons.

The group’s two surviving members, Chilli and T-Boz, have signed on as consultants and executive producers, while screenwriter Kate Lanier (Beauty Shop) will pen the biopic.

“With the tremendous success of our scripted series ‘Single Ladies,’ we now know that viewers will come to VH1 for quality scripted projects. We’re eager to expand on that success with this bio-pic franchise that will allow us to explore our music, pop culture, and authentic storytelling strengths in yet another format,” said Jeff Olde, EVP Original Programming & Production for VH1. “We’re honored to collaborate with Chilli, Tionne, and Bill Diggins in sharing their own personal story and TLC’s record-breaking legacy with VH1 viewers.”

The show will explore the trio’s rise to fame with their 1991 debut Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip and 1994’s groundbreaking album CrazySexyCool, which sold more than 22 million albums worldwide and made them one of the most successful female groups of all time.

Fans will also relive sadder moments from the trio’s storied career including Tionne’s battle with sickle-cell anemia, the ladies’ financial woes, Lisa burning down her boyfriend’s home, and her untimely death in 2002.



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12 Comments

  1. classygjojo

    I CAN’T WAIT I’M SUCH A FAN OF THEM

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  2. woot woot

    This should be interesting can’t wait to see it.

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  3. PhoenixReborn

    Hopefully this sounds promising and does not turn into low TV movie fare. I wish it was released in theaters but since TLC aren’t as famous anymore this will do.

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  4. nicegirl

    Sounds really interesting. I will be watching.

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  5. Outspoken

    wow im actually pretty excited to view this. I just hope they do it justice, which im sure they will being that tboz and chilli are involved.

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  6. DeeJay

    Wow, I completely shocked, that some low life, didn’t say “well maybe she can get some money now” refering to T-Boz broke rumour that flying around.
    I can’t wait to see this, probley 2013 summer release.

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  7. keraleestewart

    U guys bring back life to gather has a group TLC!!!

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  8. EARl

    Ok so i am like crying right now because i have been waiting for this cause TLC is the best female group of all time!! I mean of all team!!

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  9. Esmée

    Amazing! I adore their music!
    R.I.P. Lisa Lopes. (A)

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  10. LilRoyalty

    Loves it…IM READY.

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  11. Beyonce is desperate

    Interesting! looking forward to seeing it.

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