via press release:
T-Boz joins a new TLC
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins to star in docu-series about her return to music
Los Angeles, CA – The two biggest pop-culture brands by the name of TLC join forces for an all-new docu-series with “Totally T-Boz” (working title), focusing on Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins as she returns to Los Angeles with the goal of re-booting her music career, this time as a single mother, and after surviving years of recoveryfrom a life-threatening brain tumor, which forced her to relearn how to walk and talk. Now, she’s coming out of the shadows and uprooting her comfy life in the suburbs of Atlanta for a return to the bright lights of Hollywood, with the support of her closest family and friends.
“Tionne dominated the charts for years, turning the group TLC into household name, and her personal journey is as fascinating as her professional one,” said Amy Winter, GM, TLC. “This series will open the door into T-Boz’s struggles and successes, and the people who are there to support her as she works to make her dreams come true all over again.”
Joining Tionne on this adventure are her daughter Chase, little brother Kayo, cousins Barb and Chris, best girlfriend Tae-Tae, and business partner Tara, who arehelping her confront the reality that this isn’t the 1990’s anymore: Now 42 and not in fighting shape, she must face the fact that she’s a different person, and the industry has evolved dramatically. While known for giving 100% of herself as a part of one of the best selling female groups of all time, she’s facing the exciting prospect of reinventing herself as a solo artist – and not only as a part of “TLC.” With her team at her side, and tapping into her experience as a singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, author, choreographer, and executive producer, she’s hustling hard to transform herself into a bigger success than ever before.
TLC has ordered four episodes of “Totally T-Boz,” and the project has started filming, with John Doe Media producing. The network is planning an early 2013 premiere.
TLC is a global brand that celebrates extraordinary people and relatable life moments through innovative nonfiction programming. A top 10 cable network in key female demos, TLC hasbuilt successful franchises around the Cake Boss and Say Yes to the Dress brands. In 2011, TLC had 28 series averaging 1.0 million P2+ viewers or more including Sister Wives, My Strange Addiction, Extreme Couponing, Toddlers & Tiaras, 19 Kids and Counting, What Not To Wear and Long Island Medium.
TLC is available in more than 99 million homes in the US and more than 227 million households in nearly 150 markets internationally. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites, exclusive video content, and original editorial covering style, home, food, and more. Fans can also interact with TLC via On Demand services, on mobile platforms, including an iPhone App, and through social media such asFacebook or @TLC on Twitter. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA,DISCB, DISCK), the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories.