The story of TLC is now being told in T-Boz and Chilli‘s own words in the Lifetime documentary TLC Forever, premiering June 3. The new trailer shows just how deep the group will get discussing their past.
The two-hour documentary will air on Lifetime and A&E simultaneously and will give fans an inside look at everything that went into create the superstar group. The highs and the lows, including member Left-Eye’s tragic death, will be all on the table.
According to the official description:
TLC Forever, premiering Saturday, June 3 at 8p/7c, chronicles the journey of the female group who led the way with their music, their message, and their style. For the first time, T-Boz and Chilli and other music industry colleagues detail their story and lives in how they broke boundaries, influenced an entire generation and survived against all odds. Formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 1990, TLC consisted of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas. Having sold over 85 million records worldwide, the group enjoyed success, scoring nine top-ten hits and winning over 35 major awards including Video of the Year Award for “Waterfalls” Billboard Hot 100, including four number-one singles “Creep”, “Waterfalls”, “No Scrubs”, and “Unpretty.” Accolades include nine top-ten hits, four career Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards, and five Soul Train Music Awards.
However the glow of success was accompanied by darkness, controversy and tragedy, as TLC balanced worldwide fame and massive notoriety against internal fallouts, external attacks, bankruptcy, and illness. When Left Eye died tragically in 2002, the group faced not only immense pain and an uncertain future but also felt abandoned by the entertainment industry despite iconic achievements. 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.
News of the documentary was released in March, as well as other music documentaries coming to Lifetime, such as Janet Jackson: Family First, the second documentary about Jackson’s life, and Keyshia Cole: This Is My Story. No release date has been given for the Jackson documentary, but Cole’s documentary is set to air June 24. The network‘s slate of June documentaries are to celebrate Black Music Month.