TS Madison has been a well-known figure on social media for years, and now she’s getting some of her roses in the form of The TS Madison Experience on WE tv. And we’ve got an exclusive clip from tonight’s emotional debut episode.
The series consists of six one-hour episodes that follow Madison on her journey as an internet star with the goal of being the first Black transgender woman to host a mainstream talk show.
“TS Madison is a social media powerhouse whose larger-than-life personality and infectious nature are all tell-tale signs of a superstar on the rise,” Lauren Gellert, EVP of development and original programming for WE tv, says in a statement. “We worked closely with Madison and are honored she chose WE tv to tell her story and share her journey. We believe our audience will fall in love with her just like we did.”
Madison is joined on the show by her found family, including her manager, Leggra; the show’s showrunner, Craig; her personal assistant, Che Che; and her AV expert, Oliver. She’s also joined by her uber-religious mother, Ms. Mary, who is Madison’s “heart, soul, and everything.”
Finally, reality legend Tiffany “New York” Pollard rounds out the crew, always ready to help Madison when she needs it.
In this exclusive clip, Madison talks with her mother about how sometimes you need to be selfish in order to become your true self.
“The most hurtful thing is when you walked out my door…,” her mother says before choking up. “As selfish as it may sound, people have to separate themselves to find themselves,” Madison responds. “Do I empathize with you now? Yes. But who was mostly important in that equation was me.”
“F*** everybody else, it’s about me,” she says in a confessional. “It’s OK for me to be selfish to love me. Because once you find that inner peace and inner love for yourself, everybody else will love you.”
Watch the clip below.
Expect more realness and raw emotion from TS Madison on The TS Madison Experience, produced by World of Wonder and beginning Thursday on WE tv.