A&E to Produce TLC `Biography’ Special

A&E will develop a TLC 'Biography' special
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A&E Network will produce a new Biography special revolving around female musical group TLC, the network said Thursday. 

The documentary special, Biography: TLC, will chronicle the journey of the top-selling female American female group of all-time, said network executives. The special, which will air in 2021, will document the Atlanta-based TLC group members Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes' journey and survival against all odds, said A&E. 

Roger Ross Williams (The Apollo) will serve as executive producer of the series, said the network. 

“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, executive vice president and Head of Programming, A&E Network in a statement. “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.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.