A new Lifetime television series premiering tonight (June 6) will have a Memphis flair.
“Ms. T’s Music Factory” is one of two new reality shows set to run on the Lifetime summer schedule. The star of the show is Memphis singer and independent music mini-mogul Temmora Levy, and was filmed here in the Bluff City from November to March.
Levy is on a mission to help future superstars achieve their highest potential through music. Music helped her deal with her own tough upbringing in multiple Memphis foster homes, which is how she fell in love with singing and performing.
Today, Levy owns Arommet Academy, an artist-development academy in Memphis, providing a safe haven for talented children to escape whatever they might be going through.
Over eight episodes, the unscripted series will showcase the titular “Ms. T” juggling the challenges of training her students while dealing with their parents and managing the Memphis-based teen girl group KARMA, a group starring Levy’s daughter Miesha.
Ms. T handles all of that while trying to balance the daily demands of motherhood and marriage to her longtime husband, Dr. Arthur Levy.
Each episode, her pupils compete for a chance to open for KARMA at one of their shows. While she makes seeks to make each child feel loved and accepted, make no mistake: Queen T is not an easy critic.
“I expect my students to be better than the best,” she says in promo spots for the show.
The show presents Levy as a sassy diva and high-fiving tough-love mentor. In one scene, she chastised a trio of auditioning singers who show up in sunglasses: “Take them shades off y’all’s faces! Y’all ain’t made it yet!”
The series is executive produced by Brian Graden and Dave Mace.
“Ms. T’s Music Factory” Premiere Red-Carpet Extravaganza Party and Watch Party will be held at The Renaissance, 1588 Madison Avenue, on Thursday at 8 p.m. The episode airs at 9 p.m.
(Follow Queen T’s social media pages at Instagram, Facebook and YouTube: @mstsmusicfatorytv.)