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Inside Hollywood: The New Edition Story Coming to BET

Categories // LA Focus, Entertainment Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Inside Hollywood: The New Edition Story Coming to BET

"Sunny days everybody loves them, but can you stand the rain?” 

These are lyrics made famous by New Edition referring to a romantic relationship.

But January 24th - 26th, the BET Network television event The New Edition Story will help fans see how these lyrics are appropriate and applicable in the relationship between New Edition band members Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph, and Johnny.

I had an opportunity to screen the premiere episode of the film (thank you Luis and Keith), and I loved it!

From the first scene I was drawn in and set to watch this special 3-day series.

Director Chris Robinson brings the story of one of R&B’s top male groups to life and from the first beat gives us an inside look at the group to whom we have felt personally connected.

The New Edition all-star cast includes Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Keith Powers, Algee Smith, Woody McClain, Dante Hoagland, Caleb McLaughlin, Jahi Winston, M y l e s Trui t t and Tyler Williams as New Edition. La La Anthony, Yvette Nicole Brown, Monica Calhoun, Lisa Nicole Carson, and Sandi McCree play the mothers of the group while Wood Harris, Michael Rapaport, Faizon Love, Duane Martin, Tank, and Bre-Z portray the men who gave the group industry direction.

Each character giving us special moments that we’ve experienced in films like, "The Color Purple," "What’s Love Got To Do With It?" and "The Five Heartbeats.” It became clear that that

the actors took their performances personal and knew they were on the verge of making an instant classic that would be appreciated for years to come.

As the New Edition cast members evolved from boys to men they morph into the group that delivered hit after hit while going through the hard knocks of the music industry, and triumphing.

Be sure to set every device you own to remind you to watch

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