Whitney Houston‘s appearance in 2005 Bravo reality show Being Bobby Brown was certainly not a bright spot in the iconic singer’s career, but the cautionary tale of filming your life as entertainment is clearly lost on the rest of her family. Whitney’s surviving family members will star in a reality series of their own, Lifetime announced today. The docu-series, with a working title of Houston Family Chronicles, will star the late singer’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, as well as her mother Cissy Houston, her brother Gary, her niece Rayah, and her sister-in-law Pat, who was also her manager.
From the press release:
Whitney Houston’s sudden passing left behind a major void felt not only by the world, but also by those who loved her most, her beloved family. “The Houston Family Chronicles” follows those closest to the pop music icon as they try to pick up the pieces after her untimely death. Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law, manager and most trusted confidant, manages the business and estate of the beloved singer and her most prized possession, her daughter Bobbi Kristina. The series will follow Pat and her husband, Gary, Whitney Houston’s brother, as they take on their greatest challenge, supporting and guiding Bobbi Kristina as she faces the world alone, without the one person she relied on the most, her Mother.
According to Pat, a show documenting the lives of the Houston family has been in the works for some time now, long before Whitney’s February 11 death. “I have been working with Simmons Shelley over the past few years developing a project suitable for myself and our family,” she says. “The unexpected passing of Whitney certainly affects the direction of the show. However, it is my hope that others will be enlightened as they watch our family heal and move forward.”
Ten episodes have been ordered by Lifetime, and the show is set to premiere sometime this year. Nothing about this sounds like a terrible idea, right?
[Via Washington Post]