New Edition laid the foundation for how modern-day boy bands look, feel, and sound. This miniseries, The New Edition Story follows the group from their humble beginnings as kids in Boston to global mega-stardom - weathering the highs and lows of controversy, personnel changes, and the ultimate cost of fame. The New Edition Story is produced by Jesse Collins under his Jesse Collins Entertainment label, written by Abdul Williams and directed by Chris Robinson
Episode being screened "Night Two"
Though New Edition become R&B sensations, their fame comes at a steep price as internal tension and external pressure leads them to put business before friendship. It’s 1984, and New Edition is in L.A. recording their second album. Ralph, fully aware of the resentment from his bandmates, requests more parts for them to sing. The album is a huge hit; but Bobby’s behavior gets more erratic and outlandish while on the road. Eventually tensions erupt, and the group dynamic takes a pivotal change – the boys vote to kick Bobby out – and New Edition is never the same. Soon Ralph decides that he wants to go solo, leaving remaining members Ricky, Mike, and Ronnie stunned. Mike, the group’s de facto leader, adds R&B singer Johnny Gill to the group. Everything comes to an ugly head when the group meets to record their next album.