The New Edition Story: Miniseries (2017)


Critic Consensus: The New Edition Story colorfully showcases its subjects with honesty and clarity while offering an entertainingly paced overview that leaves room for plenty of the group's greatest hits.


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Air date: Jan 24, 2017
Air date: Jan 25, 2017
Air date: Jan 26, 2017

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Wood Harris
as Brooke Payne
Michael Rapaport
as Gary Evans
Faizon Love
as Maurice Starr
Woody McClain
as Bobby Brown
Duane Martin
as Louil Silas
Bre-Z Murray
as Peanut Bell
as Jheryl Busby
Yvette Nicole Brown
as Shirley Bivins
Monica Calhoun
as Patricia Tresvant
Sandi McCree
as Carole Brown
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Critic Reviews for The New Edition Story Miniseries

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (8)

The New Edition Story, which credits all six members of the group as executive producers, tells the story with verve and charm, meticulously re-creating videos and photo shoots and, more notably, creating rootable characters out of already-familiar stars.

Jan 24, 2017 | Full Review…

As with N.W.A., the drama of just being in New Edition is part of the story's trainwreck/bootstrap appeal.

Jan 24, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

For a TV movie biopic it does get a little dramatic, but it's always entertaining, and a lot of that credit goes to the cast...You can tell there's passion behind it.

Feb 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Familiarity doesn't lessen any bit of the power of BET's three-night, six-hour miniseries The New Edition Story.

Jan 24, 2017 | Full Review…

The New Edition Story remains vibrant and clever. It takes a group that is arguably underrated and gives it a glowing showcase.

Jan 24, 2017 | Full Review…

Even as it stretches toward the six-hour mark, the film maintains a crisp forward momentum.

Jan 24, 2017 | Full Review…

The energetic and musically talented cast elevates the project by several notches.

Jan 24, 2017 | Full Review…

Nobody tunes in to this kind of project expecting a wealth of accuracy, depth or detail. With The New Edition Story, you tune in for the music, just as you've done for more than more than three decades.

Jan 24, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The nuanced storytelling is the result of the miniseries' many collaborators, including all six members of New Edition and Payne.

Jan 24, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The New Edition Story is, by far, the best of the recent spate of black pop biopics.

Jan 24, 2017 | Full Review…

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