‘Behind the Music’ to Return With New Episode on Bell Biv DeVoe

Bell Biv DeVoe at the Annual Trans4m Benefit Concert at Avalon on January 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA — Photo by Jean_Nelson/Deposit Photos

Documentary series Behind the Music is returning to Paramount+, with new installments on R&B group Bell Biv DeVoe, country star Trace Adkins, and rock musician Wolfgang Van Halen.

The all-new episodes are set to premiere on May 1, the streaming service announced Wednesday, April 17.

Additionally, the new season will include remastered archive episodes on 50 Cent, Bobby Brown, The Notorious B.I.G., Ice-T, Milli Vanilli, and singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor, who died last year at age 56.

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The popular music series originally aired on VH1 from 1997 to 2014. It was rebooted for Paramount+ and returned in 2021.

Each episode profiles a music artist or group and examines their path to success and the hardships they encountered along the way.

The rebooted version of Behind the Music is executive produced by Bruce Gillmer and Michael Maniaci for MTV Entertainment Studios. Mark Ford and Alex Castino executive produce for Creature Films alongside Tara Long for Entertainment One.

The new episodes begin streaming for viewers in the U.S. and Canada on Wednesday, May 1. They’ll be available in the UK, Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria on Thursday, May 2.

Below are details from Paramount+ on the three new episodes along with a teaser  trailer:

· Bell Biv DeVoe. When New Edition dissolved in the late 1980s, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell and Michael Bivins were counted out by critics and record execs. However, they defied expectations and became a multi-platinum group with their album Poison. The trio created some of the greatest party anthems of the 1990s, but infighting, financial pitfalls, addiction and mental health struggles almost led to the group’s demise. Four decades later, Bell Biv DeVoe still is performing for multiple generations of adoring global fans.

· Trace Adkins. Despite a near-fatal shooting, Adkins worked his way to the top of the country music charts with his platinum-selling debut album Dreamin’ Out Loud. But a sophomore slump and a struggle with alcoholism nearly destroyed his career as soon as it took off. With help from family, musicians and mentors alike, Trace pushed forward with even more hits, a flourishing acting career and a new lease on life.

· Wolfgang Van Halen. Born to guitar god Eddie Van Halen and actress Valerie Bertinelli, Wolfgang instantly became bound to music. As he developed his own sound, Wolfgang turned to his solo project, Mammoth WVH, before tragedy struck. Eddie’s death rocked his son’s world, but Wolfgang solidified his music career with a sound all of his own while continuing to honor his father’s legacy.