After gracing stages on an international level to bolster their music careers, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas from R&B group TLC and Sandra “Pepa” Denton of Salt-N-Pepa fame will show their personal sides with their own Vh1 reality TV series. According to the New York Daily News, both shows are signed on for an initial eight half-hour episodes and are expected to debut in 2010.
Jelf Olde, EVP of Original Programming and Production, explained that choosing Chilli and Pepa for their own TV shows made sense because of VH1’s demographic. “These are women that our audiences know. They’re attached to them, they know their music, and they’re both women you can root for.”
While both shows will deal with relationship issues, Olde explained each woman has their own individual story to tell. “The shows are different. The Pepa show, I think, gives us a window into the real conversations women have about their lives and relationships. With Chilli, it’s breaking down why this gorgeous, successful woman is still single and pushing her to try new things and push her boundaries.”
Both reality shows are currently untitled.