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BET Makes History With “The New Edition Story” And Inspires Another New Edition Reunion

The New Edition Story Cast Re-lives New Edition’s “Home Again” Era from 1996

BET made history last week with their acclaimed mini-series, The New Edition Story. The biographical drama that told the story about groundbreaking R&B/Pop group aired over three consecutive nights from January 24th to 26th, and was a massive hit. The show boasted an unprecedented 29 million total viewers during premiere week (including premiere telecasts and encores, on both BET and Centric). reports that BET’s broadcast alone brought in 15.7 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic and 28.4 million total viewers in its full premiere week.

As a result, BET was the top network on social media for all 3 nights it aired, easily becoming the most social TV show on both Facebook and Twitter.

New Edition was also trending on YouTube as fans began posting reviews/reaction videos, while streaming the group’s VEVO channel for all their music videos. One of our favorite reviews came from Andre Meadows from the YouTube channel, Black Nerd Comedy. Normally Andre is known doing videos that involve him talking about, superhero movies, sci-fi, nostalgia, and pop culture. This is the first time we saw him get nostalgic about some of his favorite music growing up as he reviews The New Edition. We have been a fan of his for a long time and enjoy his perspective on what this mini series meant to him, and what it meant to the black community. Take a look at his review below, and send him some love, by checking out some of his other fun videos too!

Andre Meadows Reviews “The New Edition Story”

From Black Nerd Comedy 

If you are like Andre and want more NE in your life, you are in luck! The success of the mini-series inspired all six members to get back together to follow up their 2004 album, One Love. Johnny Gill made a guest appearance on TMZ Live on Janyary 27th to reveal the plans of the new album. This would be the first album with all six members since 1996’s Home Again. We will keep you updated on all developments on this new New Edition album, as they become available in future posts!

Johnny Gill Makes A Big New Edition Announcement 

From TMZ LIVE (January 27, 2017)

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The New Edition Story stars Bryshere Y. Gray, Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Keith Powers, Algee Smith, Woody McClain, Dante Hoagland, Caleb McLaughlin, Jahi Winston, Myles Truitt and Tyler Williams as New Edition members, Mike Bivins, Rickey Bell, Johnny Gill, Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant, and Bobby Brown. It was co-produced by all six members of New Edition, along with James “Jimmy Jam” Harris, Terry Lewis and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, and Jesse Collins. All three episodes were directed by award-winning director, Chris Robinson and written by Abdul Williams.