Basking in the glory and the heels of the success of BET’s ‘New Edition Story’ miniseries, the network prepares for similar success with ‘The Bobby Brown Story’ which premieres on BET tonight.
What We Know:
- “The Bobby Brown Story” begins with the singer’s dramatic exit from New Edition. It spans 30 years, following his solo career, marriage to Houston and the death of their daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, in 2015. It even touches on the 2005 Bravo reality show “Being Bobby Brown” and Houston’s infamous “crack is whack” interview with Diane Sawyer in 2002.
- The stakes are high for Brown. The project comes on the heels of two documentaries released within a year of each other , “Whitney” and “Whitney: Can I Be Me” which have thrust the couple’s tempestuous relationship back into the spotlight.
- Despite Brown’s popularity, his career was largely overshadowed by Houston’s mega-stardom. He was vilified, publicly blamed for sullying Houston’s squeaky clean image by introducing her to hard drugs. Although Houston’s mother, Cissy, later disproved those claims in her 2013 memoir “Remembering Whitney,” the perceptions remain.
- The two-part series begins tonight on BET 9p ET/8p CT and will conclude tomorrow, Wednesday 9/5.
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