30 OCT 2020

A&E NETWORK GREENLIGHTS "BIOGRAPHY: TLC" DOCUMENTARY

The two-hour special, produced by One Story Up and Lauren Fulton, will be directed by Matt Kay and will premiere on A&E in 2021.

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A&E Network has greenlit the new two-hour documentary special “Biography: TLC," a working title that shows the journey of the most influential, top-selling American female group of all-time. “The ‘Biography’ banner has always focused on telling the stories of remarkable people who have had a major impact on our collective culture,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP, and Head of Programming, A&E Network. “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.”

“Biography: TLC” is produced by One Story Up and Lauren Fulton for A&E Network. Roger Ross Williams and Geoff Martz served as One Story Up's executive producers, while TLC brought out Tionne Watkins, Rozonda Thomas, Bill Diggins, and Rick Krim. Executive Producers for A&E are Elaine Frontain Bryant and Brad Abramson.  The network holds worldwide distribution rights for the documentary.

The documentary showcases group members' T-Boz and Chilli tell their story for the first time in a feature documentary. The special will be directed by Matt Kay and will premiere on A&E in 2021. “I am grateful for the opportunity to work with A&E, as well as filmmaker Matthew Kay, to bring this film to life," Williams said."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 longtime fans and viewers alike have not seen before.”

Formed in Atlanta, the group was widely recognized for its nine top-ten hits and four number-one singles across their three-decades-long career. However, alongisde their success the young women experienced internal fallouts, external attacks, bankruptcy, and illness. When Left Eye died tragically in 2002, the group faced abandoned by the music industry, but the group perservered through the sturggles.“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,” said Williams.

The ‘Biography’ banner has always focused on telling the stories of remarkable people who have had a major impact on our collective culture. 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.” Elaine Frontain Bryant EVP, and Head of Programming, A&E Network