VH1 is known for their reality show franchises, but the network is also trying to make a play for the scripted segment as well. Hoping to capitalize on the success of their first scripted show, “Single Ladies,” VH1 just announced plans for a bio-pic about the R&B supergroup, TLC.
According to VH1, this film will be the first in a series of music bio-pics and will be written by Kate Lanier, who’s written such classics as “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and ‘Set It Off”. And just so she gets it right, Chilli and T-Boz have reportedly signed on as consultants as well.
In a press release, VH1 described the upcoming film.
“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, 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.”
So…are you ready for a TLC bio-pic? Will you be tuning in?