How does a family heal after losing its most prominent member? They get their own reality show, that’s how. After Whitney Houston’s death, friends, family and especially the press followed her daughter’s every move. Bobbi Kristina Brown could not blink an eye without being photographed or followed through every aspect of her life. They questioned everything she did from dating her “adopted” brother to attending parties. Whitney’s mom, Cissy Houston, was afraid that Bobbi would follow in her mother’s footsteps and let drugs assume control.
Bobbi Kristina seemed to take things in stride. Even with the loss of her famous mother, Bobbi moved forward. With the help of family and friends, she began to cope with her loss and accept the fact that even with her mom gone, she would still be in the public eye. With the offer of the reality show, Lifetime has made it clear that is where Bobbi Kristina will remain. Cissy Houston, who is giving her support to the project, hopes it will eventually launch her granddaughter’s singing career. Other family members, as well, encouraged the group to take on the revealing project.
“The Houston Family Chronicles” is set to air sometime near the end of 2012. The deal is for 10 episodes, approximately an hour each that will showcase the lives of the famous family while they attempt to deal with Whitney’s untimely death. Cissy Houston and Bobbi Kristina are set to appear along with Whitney’s brother Gary and his wife, Pat. Pat Houston was Whitney’s manager, confidant and best friend as well as her sister-in-law. The couple’s teen age daughter will also be on the show. Lifetime feels that because Whitney was such a prominent figure and her struggles with addiction were so well known, showcasing her family will not only help them come to grips with her death, but will help the public as well.