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From Dirty Dancing to Grease Live: Ranking How the Internet Felt About All the TV Musical Adaptations

26 May 2017 5:31 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Every time you change the channel, it seems that another primetime network has revamped another classic for the small screen — and sometimes, to viewers’ displeasure.

After this week’s Dirty Dancing remake, which, well, wasn’t a fan favorite, we’re taking a look back at what the Internet has had to say about the rest of the primetime musical adaptations, from the low to high notes.

8. Dirty Dancing

The latest addition to the primetime lineup of musical remakes was a little different. ABC’s Dirty Dancing wasn’t technically a musical, and it wasn’t live, as many of the revamps have been. »

- Diana Pearl

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Links: Car Eyes, Sad Batman, Oscar Guesswork, Inspiring Denzel

14 February 2017 9:14 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

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i09 Mad Mad Fury Road meets Pixar's Cars

Av Club ignoring that nobody on god's green earth could possibly want to relive the election fiasco of 2016, Megan Ellison and Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty) are developing a miniseries about it right now. Too soon.

Interview Mag there's going to be a biopic of Sammy Davis Jr. They have casting suggestions including Elijah Kelley as Sammy and Delroy Lindo as his father

Cinesnark has an ode to Keanu Reeves, calling him 'the last great movie star.' I personally think the demise of the movie star is a myth (that's been being told my entire lifetime... and yet my lifetime has had plenty of new movie stars in it) but I tend to like pieces like this anyway because worshipping movie stars is fun

The New Yorker looks at the silent film Different From Others, reportedly the first gay »

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Bet’s ‘The New Edition Story’ Miniseries Ends on Ratings High Note

31 January 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

After raking in an impressive premiere audience for first edition of Bet’s New Edition miniseries, it was a foregone conclusion that “The New Edition Story” would perform well.

Nielsen’s Live+3 ratings, tacking on three days of viewing, are in for the first two parts (with preliminary L+3 numbers for the finale), and that conclusion holds. The premiere drew 3.3 million viewers in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, and 5.5 million total viewers on Bet alone. Part Two’s haul was a just slightly lower 3.1 million in the demo, and 5.3 million total viewers. Part three matched the first night, with 3.3 million in the demo and 5.6 million overall.

All told, the mini brought in 28.4 million viewers to Bet, through the initial run and subsequent encores over the week of premiere; 15.7 million of those viewers came via Bet.

The miniseries charted the course of Ur-boy band New Edition from their humble Boston beginnings to global megastardom, detailing »

- Oriana Schwindt

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Bet Hits Ratings Paydirt With ‘The New Edition Story’ Miniseries

25 January 2017 12:55 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bet’s miniseries “The New Edition Story” got off to a gangbusters start Tuesday night. The network simulcast the premiere on sibling network Centric, and between them both, they pulled in 4.4 million pairs of eyeballs — 2.6 million of which were in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic — for the two-hour installment.

Bet attracted the lion’s share of the audience, with 4.2 million total viewers and 2.5 million in the demo. That overall 2.6 million figure in the demo translates to a 1.44 rating, outdoing most of the series on broadcast TV that night. On Bet, it was the network’s highest-rated premiere in five years.

The miniseries charts the course of Ur-boy band New Edition from their humble Boston beginnings to global megastardom, detailing the controversy and personnel changes along the way, and ruminating on the ultimate cost of fame. The cast includes Bryshere Y. GrayElijah KelleyLuke JamesKeith PowersAlgee Smith, and Woody McClain as the adult members of New Edition »

- Oriana Schwindt

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‘The New Edition Story’ Review: ‘Cool It Now’ and Watch Bet’s Addictive Boy Band Biopic

24 January 2017 8:52 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s Note: “Girl, I must warn you…” this review will make liberal use of New Edition, Bobby Brown, and Bell Biv Devoe song titles and lyrics. Why? That’s “My Prerogative.”]

It may seem like a stretch to compare Bet’s “The New Edition Story” to the critically acclaimed biopic “Straight Outta Compton.” After all, N.W.A.’s gangsta rap courted controversy while New Edition’s lyrics only got salty when they accused “Mr. Telephone Man” of a faulty connection. Nevertheless, just as N.W.A. shaped hip-hop, the miniseries gives rightful context to how influential New Edition was on its own. Styled as a New Edition of the Jackson 5, the group perfected the model for all the boy bands to come, including New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, ’N Sync, and the Backstreet Boys. They also successfully transitioned from the bubble gum style of their early songs to becoming pioneers of New Jack Swing.

Read More: Bet Awards 2016: The Full List of Winners

As with N.W.A., the drama of just being in New Edition is part of the story’s trainwreck/bootstrap appeal. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘The New Edition Story’ Review: ‘Cool It Now’ and Watch Bet’s Addictive Boy Band Biopic

24 January 2017 8:52 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s Note: “Girl, I must warn you…” this review will make liberal use of New Edition, Bobby Brown, and Bell Biv Devoe song titles and lyrics. Why? That’s “My Prerogative.”]

It may seem like a stretch to compare Bet’s “The New Edition Story” to the critically acclaimed biopic “Straight Outta Compton.” After all, N.W.A.’s gangsta rap courted controversy while New Edition’s lyrics only got salty when they accused “Mr. Telephone Man” of a faulty connection. Nevertheless, just as N.W.A. shaped hip-hop, the miniseries gives rightful context to how influential New Edition was on its own. Styled as a New Edition of the Jackson 5, the group perfected the model for all the boy bands to come, including New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, ’N Sync, and the Backstreet Boys. They also successfully transitioned from the bubble gum style of their early songs to becoming pioneers of New Jack Swing.

Read More: Bet Awards 2016: The Full List of Winners

As with N.W.A., the drama of just being in New Edition is part of the story’s trainwreck/bootstrap appeal. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Our Staff Picks: TV Shows to Watch the Week of Jan. 23, 2017

23 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

 

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter, offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s TV schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch it. This week, Shondaland’s Tgit lineup returns in full force, and the CW debuts its dark take on Archie Comics with “Riverdale.”

The New Edition Story,” Bet, Tuesday, 9 p.m.

Bet’s three-night event tells the story of the formation and fame of the original boy band, which rose to prominence in the late ’70s and ’80s, and was credited with inspiring acts such as N’Sync and the Backstreet Boys. New Edition members will be played by actors Algee SmithElijah Kelley, Keith Powers, Luke James, Woody McClain, and “Empire’s” Bryshere Y. Gray. The real-life New Edition weighed in on Bet’s project, and »

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Interview: Elijah Kelley, Luke James and Keith Powers Talk The New Edition Story (Exclusive)

22 January 2017 4:12 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Sometimes the very thing that brings a group of friends and colleagues together can also be the same element that ultimately tears their connection apart. That’s certainly the case with the R&B group, New Edition, whose natural talent in part propelled them to fame. The close, effortless bond between the members also helped fortify the […]

The post Interview: Elijah Kelley, Luke James and Keith Powers Talk The New Edition Story (Exclusive) appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Karen Benardello

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New Trailer Premiere: Bet’s ‘The New Edition Story’ (Premieres January 24)

1 January 2017 11:31 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

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 BivinsElijah Kelley is Ricky Bell; singer-songwriter Luke James… Continue Reading → »

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