Yesha Callahan

Get Excited! BET to Develop New Edition Miniseries

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BET is going through some things, y’all. Next year, Being Mary Jane showrunner Mara Brock Akil will be taking her talents to Warner Brothers, and last week BET announced it was bringing back its controversial video show Uncut. As many wonder what Debra Lee and co. are up to, the network said it will be rolling out a three-part miniseries on New Edition.

According to a press release, NE members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill, and Ralph Tresvant will serve as producers on the biopic alongside the group’s longtime manager Brooke Payne. Bobby Brown wasn’t listed among the show’s creators, but given New Edition’s rocky history with the Prerogative singer, I wouldn’t expect anything different.

The untitled project will take a look at how the group rose from the Orchard Park Projects in Boston to become one of the biggest acts in the ’80s and ’90s. Although there’s no director attached to the film just yet, shooting is scheduled to begin in 2016.

Stay tuned.


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  1. August 11, 2015 - Reply

    1. i just learned mara will only be an executive consultant for bmj next season, which scares me b/c i JUST finished binge watching the series this summer & got into it as the only show on bet that i could go for. but after the crap they turned the game into, i do not trust bet to run things on their own. if bmj turns, i’m giving up on them for good.

    2. uncut?! really? wth? this alone makes me feel like bet might as well crash and burn into oblivion. just sign over bmj to wb so mara can keep giving it life & we can let this relationship kick rocks.

    • August 12, 2015 - Reply


      Agreed. I actually like BMJ so if they ruin it I wash my hands of BET forever.

  2. August 11, 2015 - Reply

    My, My, My

    Poison, You Ready Ron, You Ready Biv, I’m Ready Slick (Rick)

    Johnny Gill gonna Rub You The Right Way

    Stone Cold Gentleman

    Til The End of Time

  3. August 12, 2015 - Reply

    New Edition always had those hits which appealed to people from across generations.

  4. August 13, 2015 - Reply


    BBD on the 25th Anniversary of Poison

  5. August 21, 2015 - Reply

    I heard that the “Uncut” rumor was not valid…..Bobby is probably so depressed and emotionally heavy right now over Bobbi Kristina that he can’t even think about working on a biopic.

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