The Bobby Brown Story is a two-night event, airing on the BET network, on September 4, 2018 and September 5th. The special airs on both nights, from 9 – 11:30 p.m. ET/PT and 8 – 10:30 p.m. CT. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch BET live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
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The Bobby Brown Story
Previously, BET came out with The New Edition Story, which followed Bobby Brown and the rest of his music group on their journey in the industry. With it being such a huge success, it’s no wonder that another Bobby Brown inspired piece would come about. And now, BET premieres The Bobby Brown Story, with Woody McClain, who played Brown in The New Edition Story, reprising his role. In fact, The Bobby Brown Story starts off with Brown’s exit from New Edition, as reported by the LA Times.
The two-part event follows the life of Bobby Brown, through the drugs and the jail time, as well as the music, his family, and love. There is also a focus on his marriage to the late legend, Whitney Houston, as well as the tragic losses Brown has suffered in his life.
According to the LA Times, Brown himself has a producer credit on the two-part movie, so it definitely has his stamp of approval. And, when it comes to what McClain hopes to bring to his role as Brown again, he told the LA Times that he wants to show people that Brown has real feelings. He explained, “This is a real human being right there. When you see people on TV for some reason, people don’t think they’re real people.”