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Whitney Houston family reality series to air on Lifetime

In this Sept. 1, 2009 file photo, singer

In this Sept. 1, 2009 file photo, singer Whitney Houston, right, sings with her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown during a performance on "Good Morning America" in Central Park, Manhattan. (Credit: AP, 2009)

Well this is tacky: Whitney Houston's family has agreed to star in a reality series for Lifetime (begging the question, didn't any of them see "Being Bobby Brown" as some sordid cautionary tale? And Whitney has been dead only a few months -- surely her memory's more sacred than a reality show...)

But I'm getting ahead of myself, hey, maybe it'll be heartwarming. Here are the details:

It'll star (well, do you have a better word?) Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law and manager; and her daughter, Rayah; Houston's brother, Gary; daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and mother, Cissy.

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. The ten hour-long episdoes will air later this year."

Tags: pat houston , whitney houston , gary houston , bobbi kristina houston , cissy houston , the houston family chronicles , lifetime

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