First, watch the clip from the miniseries immediately below (since it plays automatically), and then read on for details on the project, and a December early screening:

Announced earlier this month, the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles, CA will present a PaleyLive LA event: BET’s “‘The New Edition Story’ World Premiere Screening & Conversation” on Wednesday, December 14th, a month before its TV premiere. The event is open to the public and features the series cast and producer for an intimate panel discussion and audience Q&A, following the world premiere screening.

Tickets for the General Public go on sale this Friday, November 18 at 9:00am PT. For more information and panel updates, visit

A month later, “The New Edition Story” will air over 3 nights, unfolding over 6 hours, on BET, on January 24, 25 and 26, 2017, with a starring cast that includes Bryshere Y. Gray as Michael Bivins; Elijah Kelley is Ricky Bell; singer-songwriter Luke James is Johnny Gill; Algee Smith is Ralph Tresvant; Keith Powers is Ronnie Devoe, and Woody McClain plays Bobby Brown.

Meanwhile, Dante Hoagland, Caleb McLaughlin, Jahi Winston, Myles Truitt and Tyler Williams will play the younger versions of the group.

Joining them are La La Anthony (as Flo DeVoe, mother of Ronnie DeVoe); Yvette Nicole Brown (as Michael Bivins’ mother Shirley Bivins); Monica Calhoun (as Ralph Tresvant’s mother Patricia Tresvant), Lisa Nicole Carson (as Ricky Bell’s mother Mae Bell) and Sandi McCree (as Bobby Brown’s mother Carole Brown) .

Also Wood Harris, Michael Rapaport, Faizon Love, Duane Martin, Tank and Bre-Z have also now joined the cast, playing Brooke Payne, Gary Evans, Maurice Starr, Louil Silas, Jheryl Busby and Peanut Bell respectively.

Real-life New Edition members, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant and Bobby Brown serve as consultants and co-producers on the film.

New Edition’s longtime manager Brooke Payne also serves as a co-producer.

With a script by Abdul Williams (“Lottery Ticket”), the miniseries is directed Chris Robinson (“ATL,” “Real Husbands of Hollywood”).

Full details on the upcoming Paley Center live event follow below; remember, tickets go on sale this Friday, at 9.00am PST:

**Panelists to appear schedule permitting.

BET’s The New Edition Story: World Premiere Screening & Conversation
Elijah Kelley, “Ricky Bell”
Algee Smith, “Ralph Tresvant”
Luke James, “Johnny Gill”
Woody McClain, “Bobby Brown”
Keith Powers, “Ronnie Devoe”
Bryshere Y. Gray, “Michael Bivins”
Jesse Collins, Executive Producer

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Red Carpet/Arrivals:
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

7:00 pm

The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills | 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210