Whitney Houston’s family starring in docu-series

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    Whitney Houston’s family members will appear in their own reality show on Lifetime. “The Houston Family Chronicles” will follow Whitney’s brother Gary Houston, sister-in-law and manager Pat Houston, and their daughter, Rayah. Bobbi Kristina Brown, Cissy Houston, Dionne Warwick and CeCe Winans will also appear in the series.

    The network announced in a statement that the show will focus on Pat and Gary “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.”

    Pat said the show was in talks before Whitney’s untimely passing in February, but the direction was changed.

    “I have been working with Simmons-Shelley [production company] over the past few years developing a project suitable for myself and our family,” Pat said. “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.”

    Lifetime has ordered 10 hour-long episodes of the series that is set to premier later this year.

    "The tragic loss of Whitney Houston left a void in the hearts of people all over the world, but certainly none more so than her beloved family,” Rob Sharenow, executive vice president of programming at Lifetime Networks, said in a statement. “In this series, the multi-generations of the Houston family will bravely reveal their lives as they bond together to heal, love, and grow.”

    Pat, Gary and Bobby Kristina recently appeared on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” in an interview where they shared personal memories and addressed rumors.

    Whitney starred in a reality show in 2005 on Bravo titled “Being Bobby Brown,” which followed the marriage of her and former husband Bobby Brown.

     

    T.D. Jakes, Terry McMillan, Mariah Carey and more remember Whitney.

    —Glynnesha Taylor

     

    Is it better for Bobbi to do a reality show with her family, or should she have gone solo? Leave your comments below.

     

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