Here we go, another fabricated reality TV series cluttering up the airwaves has begun shooting in Atlanta. I think by now the public knows that these shows are completely bogus, But I guess it’s the entertainment value that drives viewers to watch.

Rodney Ho of the AJC’s radio blog spoke with TLC member Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas about her new reality TV series titled ‘The Chilli Project’ in which she consults with a dating coach to find her a date with eligible bachelors. I’m assuming boxer Floyd Mayweather will be one of those “eligible bachelors.” The show will air on VH1 early next year.

According to Rodney, the show “won’t be “Flavor of Love” or its many variations. No bachelor mansion, no rose ceremonies, no hot tubs.”

He goes on to say that she recently hosted “a semi-manufactured event” at celebrity attorney Charles Mathis’ Buckhead mansion to help out her friend and Atlanta mayoral candidate Kasim Reed. Chilli and Kasim knew each other when they were in high school two decades ago.

Rodney interviewed Chilli about her show. He writes:

Chilli is no stranger to reality shows. She did one for UPN four years ago called “R U the Girl with T-Boz and Chilli.” The show was a bit bogus because it gave the impression they were seeking a replacement for Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, who had died in a car accident a few years earlier. But the winner only got to sing one song with them and do one concert. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, her TLC singing mate, was recently on “Celebrity Apprentice” and barely made a peep. Read More…