*SWV’s volatile attempt to reunite will play out on their new We TV reality series “SWV Reunited,” premiering Thursday, Jan. 16 at 10 p.m.
Six, one-hour episodes will chronicle the former 90s group during their make-it-or-break-it comeback tour.
In the ’90s, the ladies of SWV—Cheryl “Coko” Clemons, Leanne “Lelee” Lyons and Tamara “Taj” George—dominated the R&B charts with a string of top ten R&B hits, including “I’m So Into You,” “Right Here,” “Downtown,” “Weak,” and “You’re Always On My Mind.”
With over 15 million albums sold, SWV should’ve been unstoppable. But too much behind-the-scenes drama tore the group apart. It didn’t just end, it ended badly; and in 1998 the members of SWV went their separate ways.
After marriage, kids and other endeavors, the trio decided in 2012 it was time to reunite for a chance to recapture their fame. That year, the ladies released their fifth studio album “I Missed Us,” which earned a Grammy nod in 2013 for “Best Traditional R&B Performance.” “SWV Reunited” follows the trio as they figure out how to trust again—on and off the stage.
The premiere episode follows SWV on the first stop of the comeback tour at Wembley Stadium in London, but new secrets about Coko’s health threaten the rehabilitated bond of the group.
Throughout the season, SWV fans will get to see the ladies in action during high-stakes performances in Atlanta, D.C., L.A., and New York. Coko, Lelee and Taj not only address old wounds like trust, jealousy, egos and selfishness, but face new challenges including health scares, family issues and management drama. And although they share plenty of tears, the ladies share lots of laughter—whether it’s poking fun at Lelee’s butt lift, Coko’s tummy tuck or sharing hilarious behind-the-scenes stories from their early years.
Can the ladies of SWV finally come to terms with the issues that ended their friendship and career once before? Will they be able to put their differences aside to recapture fame?
Watch promo below. (Jan. 23 premiere date mentioned in the video has been changed to Jan. 16.)