Bobby Brown Partners With A&E for Documentary Event on His Life and Personal Losses

Bobby Brown of New Edition performs at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California on August 1, 2014. (Credit: Shutterstock)

A&E Networks is partnering with Bobby Brown for a two-night event that will include a documentary film as well as the launch of a reality series about the Grammy winner’s life.

First up, the documentary Biography: Bobby Brown airs on May 30 and 31, A&E announced in a press release. The film will chronicle Brown’s rise to superstardom and the fallout from his personal struggles with sobriety and the tragic deaths of two of his children and first wife, Whitney Houston. 

The film will show Brown visiting the gravesite of Houston and their daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown for the first time, according to A&E. Bobbi Kristina was buried next to her mother in a New Jersey cemetery in 2015. The film will also include a tribute to Bobby Jr., who died in 2020 from alcohol and drug use.

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Viewers will also see interviews from some of the people who know Brown the best, including Usher, Jermaine Dupri, Keith Sweat, Babyface, New Edition’s Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe and Johnny Gill, as well as his family.

The docuseries Bobby Brown: Every Little Step will then premiere after the conclusion of the documentary on the second night.

The 12-episode docuseries follows Brown as he juggles his music career, raising a family with his wife Alicia Etheredge, dealing with the recent loss of his son, sobriety and focusing on his physical health.

Biography airs on Monday, May 30 and Tuesday, May 31 at 8pm ET/PT. Bobby Brown: Every Little Step premieres Tuesday, May 31 at 10pm ET/PT with new episodes airing Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT starting June 7.

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Both the film and the docuseries are produced for A&E Network by Brown Ribbon Entertainment, Entertainment One (eOne) and Creature Films. Bobby Brown and Alicia Etheredge-Brown serve as executive producers for Brown Ribbon Entertainment.

This isn’t the first time Brown’s story has been brought to the screen. In 2018, BET aired The Bobby Brown Story about the singer, his tumultuous marriage to Houston, the couple’s drug use and their daughter Bobbi Kristina’s death. The miniseries starred Woody McClain as Brown.

During a 2018 interview with Urban Hollywood 411, Brown said he was on-set when the project filmed, but there were days when he found it too difficult to deal with some of the content in the script. “Those were the days when I didn’t show up, that I would not go to the set,” he said.