July 26, 2005 11:01 PM by Joe Blackmon
"No Scrubs in New York" — After pouring through thousands of audition tapes, T-Boz & Chilli of TLC visit New York, where they surprise semi-finalists by showing up at their homes, workplaces or wherever they may be, and invite them to a special audition, on the series premiere of R U THE GIRL WITH T-BOZ & CHILLI, Wednesday, July 27 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on UPN.
Later, these semi-finalists each perform a pop song before T-Boz & Chilli and the two pop superstars then decide which of the girls will be given a ticket to Atlanta for the next round of the competition.
Two years after losing their bandmate Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in a tragic car accident, T-Boz & Chilli of TLC are ready for a new beginning for themselves and their fans. Blending comedy and reality, these singing sensations set out on a journey filled with emotion, comedy, surprises and special guests to look for that one lucky and talented girl who just might be the perfect fit. For nine weeks, the girls work closely with the diverse group of aspiring female performers to find the one with the right chemistry who can join them on their next great escapade, which will culminate in a concert performance during a live finale to air on UPN.
Five-time Grammy Award-winning TLC was formed in Atlanta in 1991. They are the biggest-selling female group of all time, riding a blend of pop, hip-hop and urban soul to superstardom during the ’90s with nine Top-10 singles on the Billboard Top 100, five of which hit number one, and two number-one albums on the Billboard 200. With more than 33 million albums sold worldwide, TLC won numerous awards and has a long list of mega hits, including "Waterfalls," "Creep" and "No Scrubs." When TLC was at its peak, tragedy struck when the life of member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was unexpectedly cut short.
R U THE GIRL WITH T-BOZ & CHILLI is produced by The Jay and Tony Show, in association with Fox Television Studios. The executive producers are Jay Blumenfield & Anthony Marsh, Chilli & Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins. Bill Diggins and Laurie Girion ("Last Comic Standing") are co-executive producers.