Lifetime picks up Houston family reality show
May 11th, 2012
04:46 PM ET

Lifetime picks up Houston family reality show

If you've wondered how Whitney Houston's loved ones are coping with her recent death, Lifetime's going to show you: The network's picked up 10, hour-long episodes of a docu-series following members of Houston's family.

Tentatively called "The Houston Family Chronicles," the show will feature Whitney's daughter, Bobbi Kristina; the late entertainer's mother Cissy; her brother Gary and his wife Pat Houston, who was also Whitney's manager; and the couple's teen daughter, Rayah.

According to a statement from Lifetime, "The Houston Family Chronicles" will follow "Pat and her husband ...  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 Houston added in the statement that she's been working to develop a project "over the past few years" that would be "suitable for me and my family."

Whitney Houston's unexpected death in February, she said, "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.”

From the network's description, it sounds like one primary storyline will focus on Bobbi Kristina's recuperation after such a heartbreaking loss, with Pat Houston assisting her in finding her way. The statement says Pat will tap CeCe Winans and Dionne Warwick to help her guide Bobbi Kristina as she moves forward with life.

Lifetime's executive vice president of programming, Rob Sharenow, said that in "The Houston Family Chronicles," "multi‐generations of the Houston family will bravely reveal their lives as they bond together to heal, love, and grow.”

The series is expected to debut on Lifetime sometime this year.

Filed under: Celebrities • Music • television • Whitney Houston

soundoff (178 Responses)
  1. syrie

    Lifetime hardly seems the place for this dysfunctional bunch. I LOVED Whitney, that voice will never be equaled. But after watching the reality show it wasn't hard to see how Whitney was enabled not mention how many family members\friends still struggling with drugs. I have never seen so many people in so much denial making so many excuses. Pat seems to have a personal agenda and her dealings with Bobbie, who is obviously high most of the time, are rediculous. Dionne is a flake, sorry, but she is and cranky one. I realize Whitney was hard to tame & had been into drugs long before she met Brown but someone in that entourage should have kept a closer on Whitney. They will enable Bobbie now unless she finds a new refuge. But why should she when Pat looks the other way. I love CeCe and this must be very frustrating for her. She knows only GOD can heal up these wounds.

    February 10, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. nana

    addicted to attention addicted to fame addicted to money addicted to drugs addicted addicted addicted

    May 14, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. gricha


    May 14, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  4. vcj

    does this have to be a reality show? how is a reality show supposed to help a young lady who seemingly has her own struggles? couldn't they as a family bind together and help her versus putting their help on display? shame on you pat and gary. this is so sad

    May 14, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. Nada

    Very bad idea. This is their worst move. ABIG MISTAKE

    May 14, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  6. tooquiet4me2005

    I'll pass.

    May 14, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  7. Nelson

    What is Dionne Warwick gonna do? Show Bobbi Kristina how to roll a joint? Or have ugly hair...... gimme a break???

    May 14, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  8. Katz

    Who really cares about these people anymore. How sad they feel they should collect on a dead person? These people are money grabbers and that's all! The show will be off the air after 3 shows.

    May 14, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  9. dgdm1

    Most blacks are like like that. GREEDY. Like the Jacksons, trying to make money off of their dead drug-addicted son, brother, father......And here, the Houstons, trying to make money off their drug-addicted mother, daughter, sister, aunt, etc.

    May 14, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
    • mdjr

      I see the idiots are up early this morning. I guess all oil company and bank CEO's are black too since we are talking about greed.

      May 14, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Bianca

      The nerve of you to talk bad about people who have passed let alone say "most Blacks are like that". You're an IDIOT!!!

      May 14, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Cindi

      How ridiculous or fair of me would it be to tell you to get back to your trailer park with the rest of the rednecks!! Or should I assume that the because that is a sterotype that I should put you there?? I guess you'll be watching HoneyBoo and the rest of her toothless family!

      September 27, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mr. Hand

    just when you thought we couldn't get any sleazier. This 'Pat' person, who managed one of our greatest talents straight into the ground, gets rewarded with a TV show where she can do the same thing to the daughter. awesome.

    May 14, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  11. dgdm1

    WHY? WHY?

    May 14, 2012 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  12. Get a room

    People shouldn't make a huge fuss over this. It's Lifetime... when's the last time anyone here watched that excuse for a channel? Thought so. It's almost as if the channel doesn't exist so there isn't anything to worry about.

    If you're going to ask me why I'm commenting, I do what they do on Yahoo... scroll down to the comments.

    May 14, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  13. Kathy M.

    Ok, yes, Whitney is gone, her daughter and family are dealing. BUT, do we need another reality show? AND, none of us are that interested in this family, or there would've been one sooner.

    May 14, 2012 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  14. pitt04

    Awesome! As a mother I often think about Bobbi Kristina.

    May 14, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  15. chuck

    come on – this is idiotic. You are making the whole nation look like a big, fat ass.

    May 14, 2012 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  16. poeyedtree

    who cares about her daughter? Who cares? I hate this country

    May 14, 2012 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  17. therealist


    May 14, 2012 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  18. Tim

    Yeah, another freaking reality show. That's all we need! Another reminder that TV is no longer entertaining since 90% of programming is lame, uninteresting, trashy reality shows.

    May 14, 2012 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  19. Josie

    The qualifications to be the head of programming for TV stations seems to be – no creativity, no originality, no intelligence. If you are empty brained fool – you qualify

    May 14, 2012 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
  20. paul

    good lord. more krapola.

    May 13, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Bob

    The only thing worse than than the people who agreed to be part, are the the people excited to see this. "Too Soon" comes to mind. Lets shoot some tape....and see where things go...and then after a year has passed if there's actually a story in here, they can air it. I mean if they're really that desperate for money or attention i feel bad for them ( in different ways depending on the need), but if they somehow were convinced this was the right way to keep Whitney's legacy alive they should stay away from anyone trying to sell them a bridge

    May 13, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Lolita Fahita

    This is just so wrong on so many levels. It is incomprehensible that a family who is grieving would want to make money off of it! And Mina, you are sooooo reported. There is no excuse to use such language.

    May 13, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Bucktooth

    What's next? Bobby Brown's Chronicles about how he drew eyeballs all over the house when Whitney finally left him?
    People are crazy and should figure it out that people are making money from their pain, suffering and stupidity!! Maybe they don't care! Sad!!!

    May 13, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Ed Z

    Love this..."The Houston Family Chronicles" will follow "Pat and her husband ... 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."....sure glad the majority of us didn't have to rely on a drug addict for a mother. If you watch this crap you are among the most stupid people roaming this planet.

    May 13, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • ComeOnMan9

      thank you for the lovely typing. Please people destroy this plague on our lands. Kill all reality shows!

      May 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  25. monica smith

    Whitney Houston will be greatly missed for which her voice did come from God. I pray that Bobbi K listens to her Gram and that her father step up to the plate like a real man should. Pat and her brother need to get real jobs because don't nobody want a show like this, I can definitely find something better to do with my time. GOD PLEASE HELP US PEOPLE ARE DOING REAL SICK THINGS FOR THE MIGHTY BUCK

    May 13, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  26. pablo

    Oh, I've been fretting and wondering how the Houston family is coping. I do hope they make it. I'm sure they will be very interesting and entertaining to watch. I can hardly wait.

    May 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bet

      They have to pick the bones clean. Whitney didn't write her own music, so there's no royalties coming in. The only way they can keep milking the money out is to do a reality show. Puke.

      May 13, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  27. sad

    Even after she dies her own family tries to milk the cash cow. Bunch of no talent worthless people looking to keep cashing in off their crack head relative.

    May 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  28. KaNdI

    Pat can not be trusted. just like the Bodyguard movie she seemed jealous of Whitney. something is not right with her. watch her on tn Oprah interview!

    May 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  29. mignon

    I have never read such mean spirited stuff from food stamps to the N-word. we have so many reality shows on TV what is the problem, aren't they making money.. It seems as though they have a good family and if you do not approve then don't watch the show especially you racist ones because no matter who it is of color you would have the same opinion so go to hell!

    May 13, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Brenda

    By the way, can I just point out that Bobby K is an adult. Young yes, but an adult. She already has been photographed with a bong and has a "fiance". Who is really going to be in control here? Pat won't be able to control her any better than she did Whitney, and I just hope that the result isn't the same.

    May 13, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Brenda

    Her brother and sister-in-law used her to live off of when she was alive. I guess that some habits are impossible to quit. I, for one, wouldn't watch this sick crap if it were the only thing on television. I used to think that being a celebrity would be great, but if even your own family sells you out–I'll just keep my day job.

    May 13, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Sookie Sookie

    Donna Houston, Whitney's OTHER sister in law, (Whitney's brother, Michael's wife) must feel left ousted by Pat from the limelight! ahahahahahaahaa ee hee @ Donna Houston. they not letting donna and michael on the tv special? thats more drama within itself. Whitney had TWO brothers, not just Gary...what's really going on? How come Donna and Michael aren't costars in this proposed reality show (ahem)? donna is more fugged up than Pat if you know her she's a super shysty biish

    May 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Steve

    Why would I waste time watching a show about a family who had a family member addicted to crack cocaine?? much so, she had a hole in her septum and all of her top teeth were false [due to her addiction]......having a show like this is ridiculous...the show won't last....the producers need their heads examined......

    May 13, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  34. RealMan

    OH, I'm sure it will be a hit........If you have to watch how a family copes with the grief of the death of a loved one......You are watching TOO MUCH TV.

    May 13, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  35. Antwoine A.

    Its funny and ironic. Most of the truely talented celebrities fight to keep their business out the of the spotlight.... but the busters and hangers on sign up for reality shows. Im sorry but 4 months after the death of your family member and you do a reality show on how you are coping.... tacky.

    May 13, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • carol

      I agree. I do not think it is in good taste to do this show.

      May 13, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • deb browell

      You are right on the mark......nothing but a bunch of MONEY GRABBING, heartless people.......this is rediculous in the least......I know you don't have to watch it, but it's out their for everyone to know about it........

      May 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Umm u mean

      "Ridiculous". Spell check dummy!

      May 13, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  36. BiteADick

    A second-generation drug-addicted loser. The best of reality TV.

    May 13, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  37. rlove917


    May 13, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  38. Faith Conner

    Whatever the Houston family choose to do is their business, if you are truly disgusted don't watch the show! God Bless us All

    May 13, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  39. K Parise

    Welcome 2 America

    May 13, 2012 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  40. CDOPHX

    The way Pat talks a show was in the works before Whitney died. The honorable thing to do would be to cancel it. Instead the show will highlight Pat as she guides motherless Bobbi K "Pat will tap CeCe Winans and Dionne Warwick to help her guide Bobbi Kristina as she moves forward with life" If Pat's first guidance to Bobbi K is to get her private life splattered across the TV screens, its gonna be another trainwreck. Whitney fought for privacy. What a shameful bunch. Sounds like it should be called All About Pat.

    May 13, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
    • BiteADick

      Uh huh. Whitney was so interested in privacy that she displayed her filthy addict self on a reality TV show with her nosepicker husband. This is just Part 2.

      May 13, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
    • LAV54

      You know you are so right that Pat Houston is all about making a buck, did you see her on Oprah's special all she talked about was those "stupid" candles and that "Infomercial' that she had planned for Whitney to be in, if you asked me I don't think Whiney was in any condition to do a infomercial, most reports show that most of that week she blown out of her mind on drugs, yeah that Pat Houston is all about herself and how she can get rich off of her dear sister-in-law and the Houston family, so SAD!!!!!!

      May 13, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • carol

      I agree. Pat seems to be thinking about Pat. It appears that Pat does not have Bobbie Chris's best interest at heart.Even on the Oprah interview Pat seemed like she wanted the attention. I feel sorry for Whitney's Mother and daughter, they are the true morners.

      May 13, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  41. janin

    Not a big reality tv watcher so I will not tune in. But I pray for some of these people on here leaving comments cause their ignorance is showing

    May 13, 2012 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
    • deb browell

      your ignorance is worse than theirs....your commenting on something you said you don't do,,,,'s not about grieving it's all about money...only greedy people would do this so close to her death......they chose to put it out fr the public, so we all have a right to comment on's our right....

      May 13, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Jjac401

    How embarrasing! Gary and Pat should be ashamed for making a buck off of Whitney's passing. SHAMEFUL!

    May 13, 2012 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
  43. DannyCasler

    I am sorry, i find this to be disgusting and classless. This is not "honoring" Whitney or her family. This is a ploy for ratings and money and its sick to see someone create a show based off this and confusing to why the family would do this, even for money. Read the story plot "The Houston Family Chronicles" will follow "Pat and her husband ... 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."

    that is so dramatic and sickening to use that wording like its a Lord of The Rings movie. 10 episodes, 1 hour long, 10 hours of her life aired from im sure (hundreds of hours collected) but granted that could be a few weeks in her life if that. You are not truly capturing what she is going to go through completely. You are capturing a glimpse and exploiting it. Big fail in my opinion. Classless

    May 13, 2012 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  44. muff

    all you people saying this nasty and racist statments are straight haters of whitney and wish you could have been her with crack and all. god blessed whitney and she still blessed

    May 13, 2012 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  45. Randy

    I think people's personal life should be kept private and not broad cast on tv that's why a house has walls it suppose to be private, tv has no doubt gone to the dogs, it is trash.

    May 13, 2012 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  46. Pee Wee Morris

    After Michael Jackson's death, the rest of his family capitalized in all ways possible. I guess the Houston's are no different, trying to earn a buck anyway they can.

    May 13, 2012 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  47. SnakeRiverJump

    Lol. Not a pretty thing is she.

    May 13, 2012 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  48. quit crying

    all of you are so comical and since Mina said it so nicely, I guess I won't watch...

    May 12, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  49. jd

    How low can this country go? if this passes for "entertainment" we are a truly sick society.

    May 12, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Cristina

    Poor Whitney and poor Michael (Jackson) – with such greedy and self-centred families like theirs, no wonder they were driven to do drugs!

    May 12, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  51. ^

    u r ur family's drunk and drug addict.

    May 12, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  52. rlove917

    all u people talking all this smack about whitney, get a life no matter what she did in her life she was a mother a daughter and one of the greatest divas to ever live. their is a drug addict or drunk in everyones family, suck it up haters let the money be made, just mad cause its not you, RIP WHITNEY.....

    May 12, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • DandyLion

      I'm hanging my head in shame. I feel so left out...I don't have a drug addict or any drunks in my family. Ohhhh, what to do...

      May 12, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Mar

    What barf...

    May 12, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  54. michael

    Show me the money!

    May 12, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  55. ron


    May 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Cell

    This is really sad. What is going on in today society? Does everything have to be about Money? It makes you wonder if this was plan all along. You know Whitney was worth more to the Sony Music Co dead than alive since she started losing her voice.

    May 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Guest

    WE DON'T NEED ANYMORE REALITY TV SHOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 12, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  58. starr

    noooooooooooo, don't do it.

    May 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Tom

    Really? Cashing in on a loved one's death? I'm speechless.

    May 12, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  60. LisaG

    We all have our opinons on what we think is really goingon we are just peeking through the window of the Houstons family drama but when its all said & done it is the Houstons, who have to give account of why this wasdone or who did what

    May 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Faxon

    Stupidity has no limit in today's America.

    May 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Jowl

    "The mst anticipated reality show sine All-American Muslim.."

    May 12, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Whitney Houston

    Pat, my loving fans will now shower you with the attention that you crave, you miserable $lut. How do you like it, you leeching beech? Everyone can now see you for who YOU are. P.S. I'm going to haunt you and one day drown you too. P.S. S. I'm sure my fans can now begin to wonder how much you partook in my death as well. Seeya, wouldn't want to be ya.

    May 12, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Sookie Sookie

    ➷ Pat's going Down! i was appalled the moment i saw how fake she was acting on Oprah. and, what's up with Whitney's OTHER sister in law, Stankazz Donna, Michael's wife? now that's a real naaaasty itch too. very stankish. ➷

    May 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  65. gina

    Since when do people need REALITY SHOW to guide and raise a child????? let's see pat & gary probably need money coming in to maintain their million dollar mansion. How about trying to build a relationship with her father, even though Bobby Brown isn't the best person to deal with. Staying out of the attention of camera's, getting an education, NOT DOING DRUGS since you all know what that does to your body, not to mention family and friends, and careers. Please such Drama and trash, WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER KARDASIAN FAMILY showing off their stupity!!! I never thought Lifetime would PAY to have that kind of programming on their network, that's a shame

    May 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  66. kas

    Whitney's body is just barely cold and the Houston family is already milking it. Shame on Lifetime and Shame on the family!

    May 12, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  67. noneya

    Too bad this girl got her father's looks and not her mother's.

    May 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  68. HMMMM

    Is it really a surprise though? Wasnt Pat one of the first ones to grant an interview? And in the interview she talks about how she feared for Whitney's life blah blah blah? She sounds like the Latoya Jackson of the Houston family. Woe is me I'm the one no one paid attention to until the famous one died. Please. I understand that Bobbi K is suffering right now but she doesnt need guidance from these people any more than she needs the reality show. I know people didnt care much for Whitney in the last few years of her life but I was always a fan. By the way. Is there any more question NOW as to which family member leaked the picture of Whitney in the casket to the National Enquirer? Hmmm. Betcha I know who did it.

    May 12, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  69. Pops

    Remember what bobbi told oprah, she wants to carry on her mothers legacy. she can't sing or act, but looks like she can use her dead mom to line her pockets. Give her a chance, she will be cracked out soon.

    May 12, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  70. Sydaixel

    They have to cash in now, before the body is cold and people don't care as much. Typical.

    May 12, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  71. erich2112x


    May 12, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  72. Bluejeans

    The entre song should be the O'Jay's "MONEY".

    May 12, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  73. res

    Shame on Lifetime too. First hiring LiLo & now this...

    May 12, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  74. res

    If Pat does not live with Bobbi Kristina how is she gonna "guide" her? Doesn't she live with grandma? This show is way too soon. Wait till the body decomposes first! Just get her to college.

    May 12, 2012 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Diana

      No she lives in she shared with her mother. Pat lives in her own house..

      May 13, 2012 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  75. Greg

    Disgusting opportunism.

    May 12, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  76. SP

    Seriously, no one was interested in Whitney Houston anymore for years while she was still alive. So who cares what her family is doing? Nothing against the family but really, it's just not interesting.

    May 12, 2012 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  77. KATHY minneapolis

    NOT GOOD!!!

    May 12, 2012 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  78. carm

    Who in their right mind would spend time watching these stupid reality shows? Get off the couch, and get some fresh air!

    May 12, 2012 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  79. mema

    Pat Houston says shes been working (used loosely) to develop a project "suitable for me and my family". Can she make money off Whitneys death? Can she do this with very little effort? Then yes of course she will find it suitable! This family will milk Whitneys memory for all its worth. I mean seriously theae people need to find real jobs. If Pat has her way shell be living off Bobbi K. just like she did her mom. I really think that Bobbi needs to have a trust if she doesnt already and an attorney to look over it, one that can also help her invest wisely. I would hope that she opens her eyes and sees what mooching blood suckers some of her family is. That child been through enough already and does not need any more grief. I mean where was all this family when Whitney was spiraling out of control? Heck they probably were her dealers for all I know. They put no real effort into helping Whitney, not as long as they could keep milking her for every last penny. No wonder Whitney was in such a low place. God rest her soul. R.I.P

    May 12, 2012 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Jenny

      Well said!!! I'm very disappointed in Lifetime and the family members. I can't believe Cissy Houston is going to be a part of this.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  80. P.J.

    "Pat Houston added in the statement that she's been working to develop a project "over the past few years" that would be "suitable for me and my family."

    Whitney Houston's unexpected death in February, she said, "certainly affects the direction of the show. "

    Ya think?

    Ya think?

    May 12, 2012 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
  81. Sharri Plaza

    Here is a glimpse of deserved Dignity for Whitney:

    May 12, 2012 at 3:49 am | Report abuse |
  82. Mfr

    One could say Dionne helped ruin Whitney. Why in gods name would they ask her to help ruin her daughter's life. Yikes.

    May 12, 2012 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  83. Bad_IDEA

    How sad that even after her death people are still wanting to make money of Whitney. Now there expoliting her kid. If she is not already she be messed up soon

    May 12, 2012 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
  84. Craig

    Seriously enough with this garbage!

    May 12, 2012 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  85. N.Toy

    As I am saddened by this tragedy and shocked that a commercial mini-series will be made (and so soon after the death?), I can't help but wonder if the auctions for some of Whitney's prized merchandise / belongings is just around the corner?

    May 12, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  86. Gldntreasures

    Are you kidding me!?!?!?! This is positively a stupid idea! Family must need/want money since she is no longer alive to make it for them. Really, Houston family don't exploit your dead Mother, Daughter, Sister and Aunt!

    May 12, 2012 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  87. jerry the flaming fairy

    Lets admit it. Whitney in the end could not sing. She sounded like a duck choking on a big fat c o c k. She was a drunk and a cokehead. The remake of a great film Sparkle should not have been made.. But everyone will lie and proclaim how great she is in it when in fact she even blew as an actor. Typical behavior from people always expecting a handout and who would steal from anyone.

    May 12, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • just why

      Just can't resist being an idiot racist huh bud? No wonder the USA has suck written all over it cause of inbreeds such as yourself.

      May 12, 2012 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Mfr

      Whitney had onenof the most amazing voices. She could even act. All this when she was clean. I agree, after drugs ruined her life her voice sucked and her acting was pathetic. You are a racist, though and need help before you go postal and become a headline. There are many good therapists out there. Get one.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |
  88. HANNAH

    One other thing that picture that was published of Whitney in her coffin was awful. (Awful that someone could be that distasteful and cruel hearted.) But it is weird that the family found out who did it and chose not to prosecute the person. That goes to prove that it had to be a family member. I do believe that Pat was somehow involved in that. And I could be wrong but I believe that if it had not been family they would have sued the person that did it so fast that there head would spin. Instead it was hushed up pretty fast and swept under the rug. One other thing if you look at the last pictures that were taken of Whitney when she was being taken out of that club the MEAN look on Pat's face speaks volumes.

    May 12, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  89. Newsraider

    I clicked on this link thinking I'd find something interesting about some family from Houston, Texas. Who in the H-E-double-toothpicks would want to watch this????

    May 12, 2012 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  90. HANNAH

    This seems a little fishy to me. Whitney made how many calls that day and sent someone to get Pat because she needed to talk to her or needed her for some reason and the womann does not show up until after she has passed away. Poor Whitney pretty much paid for everything that Pat and her family has and she paid for alot of things when she was married to Bobby Brown. It seems that everyone took and took from her and all they seemed to provide her with was the drugs that she wanted to keep her going so she would keep making the money. Bobby Brown has taken alot of heat people saying that he got her hooked but I have to say I believed what he said during his interview with Matt Laurer. I think he was honest because he owned up to what he had done just like Whitney owned up to what she done in both Diane Sawyer interview (in which she seemed high them). She also owned up to the same during the Oprah interview except she seemed a little less out of it. Oprah took alot of flack for doing the interview with Bobbi Kristina and Pat but they agreed to it. I think that this Lifetime show is a train wreck and Lifetime is giving money to people whom in my opinion need to get real jobs and stop trying to profit off of Whitney. With the exception of her Mama and her Child. I hope that Whitney's Mama is the one that guides Bobbi Kristina and that this child listens. She needs to surround herself with good possitive people who want her to go to college and stay off drugs and succeed. Not pick up making them money where her Mama left off and I think the person to do that is her Grams and in time if her father stays clean and can prove that to her maybe they will mend fences. She will probably have a hard time trusting and believing him at first because her Mama fooled (or so they say) people into thinking she was clean. May Whitney be able to RIP and may Bobbi and her Grams grow closer and help each other through the hard times. This will be her first Mothers Day without her Mama and Cissy without her baby. God Bless them Both!

    May 12, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  91. nikstuR

    I guess leaking that casket photo wasn't enough money to last... smh.

    May 12, 2012 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  92. Kellie

    You have to be kidding me!!!!!!!!!! You f'ing Holllywood freaks..death is $$$$$$$$ to you. Have you grieved ????Don't think so. Just want the $$$$$$$$$$$$.

    May 11, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  93. B

    Hey it worked out real well for Whitney to be on a reality show haha. Maybe she can use her moms old crack pipes and needles.

    May 11, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • res

      I don't understand why Kevin Costner in his eulogy said Whitney had class...I saw no class in her interview with Diane Sawyers which was done at the time of the Bodyguard movie. Remember her yelling "Kiss my azz!" by Whitney in her reality show? Very classy...

      May 12, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  94. trapped

    This is absolutely ridiculous, sad and desperate. This proves this whole family was living off of whitney's money. No wonder she was lost in life. She had to pay all these damn hanger ons salaries. If the family had any sense. They should gear bobbi christina towards a college education and the adults Patricia Houston and Gary need to get REAL JOBS!

    May 11, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  95. edvhou812

    As if we didn't have enough shows that involve cameras following some crazy family around the house...

    May 11, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Chris

    Oh he'll no. This is the most desperate thing I have yet to see on tv.

    May 11, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  97. APersona

    Please, no.

    May 11, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • peter

      Please no, enough of these fools are they as desperate as the Black Jacksons? Making money off of the only talented (dead) family member!

      May 11, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  98. martins take

    Many, many people miss the beautiful voice of Whitney Houston. I'm one of that legion. The URL below is my heartfelt tribute to Whitney and condolences to both her immediate and extended family.

    May 11, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  99. shushu

    After Oprah Winfrey's interview with the Houston family, there were some stories about Whitney's daughter reportedly wanting to legally change her name to just simply Kristina Houston. (She wants to sever all ties to her father.) She's old enough to do so. If she wants to do it, let her.

    May 11, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  100. And I.......

    All I can say about this show....I hope there is one episode where they take Bobbi to the dentist to close that gap.

    May 11, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Tom

    Nowadays people will do anything for a dollar. This is absolutely pathetic that the family (probably the idea of Pat Houston) would disrespect Whitney's memory by profiting from her death. Shame on the Houston family!!!! There needs to be a nationwide boycott of this show.

    May 11, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  102. V.P.

    I don't get it! Why?

    May 11, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  103. cbiagi1963

    This is pathetic... when will they quit glorifying an addict that due to her addiction you might as well say committed suicide. Whitney Houston deserves to be forgotten, not glorified.

    May 11, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • mema

      @1963...That is a terrible thing to say. Whitney may have had addiction problems but to say she sould be forgotten because of them is cruel. No matter what she did she was someones mother and daughter. If you have children and they had addictions, would you ever feel they deserve to be forgotten? Heck no because you love them. Well Whitney too has loved ones that miss her dearly. Addiction is a disease and very difficult to over come. At least she owned up to her mistakes, also difficult thing to do. Whitney was a very talented person who lost control over her life. She died because of that very fact. She paid the ultimate price, isnt that punishment enough? R.I.P Whitney.

      May 12, 2012 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
      • cbiagi1963

        And she has been glorified for dying. Sorry I do not feel sorry for her. Yes, she was amazingly talented but she wasted her talent. As far as owning up to her mistakes, I think that is sheer hogwash. She was drunk and stoned at the time of her death. She did it to herself, plain and simple. She is not someone to be put up as a role model or anything of the sort. But just because she is dead does NOT mean we have to make her into anything more than another addict who killed themselves. I am sick and tired of all these celebrities, athletes and the like getting themselves strung out on booze or drugs and playing the "poor, poor pitiful me" card. Whitney Houston is no different than "Joe the addict" whose addiction killed him and I certainly will not make her into some sort of saint because she is dead.

        May 12, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Antonio

      I bet you waive a Confederate flag and want to remember the old south. Funny how the decision on what or even whether to remember varies by person who has left us. Go play your Elvis greatest hits...

      May 13, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • cbiagi1963

      Funny Antonio I made no references to Houston's race in my remarks, but you instantly jump to the conclusion I am brandishing a flag that has long been inaccurately classified as the flag of what at the time was called the Confederate States of America, and that I am sitting around listening to Elvis Presley. First off no, I do not sit around pining away for days gone by, that is an utterly useless exercise that gets you no where. In regards to listening to Elvis, like Houston I have owned none of either of their records. Elvis, like Houston was a musical talent... and we can throw the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Janice Jopin... but their drug use killed them. Now I won't bother turning a radio station they are playing on but I do not canonize them because they are dead. Actor John Belushi had the world on his plate when he allowed drugs to kill him. If you want to step over to the world of sports I will mention simply Len Bias. They ALL made the conscious decision to get into drugs, and regardless their race, their age, etc. they all ended up as worm food as a result of the decision they made. Like it or not that is the truth. And yes even though he had a doctor injecting him Michael Jackson was an addict and he directly contributed to his own death. Sorry folks I am all out of sympathy.

      There are too many celebrities who have died in truly tragic ways from plane crashes to being murdered. Tragic athletic deaths like Hank Gathers from a heart defect. Actors who died in all sorts of ways. Them I can have sympathy for and do. But those who drugged their way to death, they did it to themselves.

      May 14, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  104. shawty

    Just Pray for tha family, let Gods will be done....Ms.Suga

    May 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • sybaris

      Funny, prayer to your god didn't help them before, no reason to think it would help them now but then placebos do some crazy things

      May 11, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • KimItemMinistries

      "All things work together for good to those who Love God and who are called according to His purpose."
      I too pray for the Houston family to find their way. Let God's perfect will be done in All our lives, especially Bobbi K. Life.
      God will make a way where there seems to be no way. The path to healing is long and hard, but with God All things are possible. Yes, even through a reality show.
      God Bless Us All,
      Kim@ KimItemMinistries

      May 11, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • browser

      I was wondering how long it would take to get to something religion based. This could be a conversation on metric rulers and someone would bring God into it....surprised it took this long 🙂

      May 13, 2012 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
  105. Scott In NYC

    Sorry, but I've never trusted Pat Houston. Perhaps the only reason the show WASN'T sold before was because Whitney wouldn't ok it. But, now that she's gone......RIP, Whitney and all the best to Bobbi Kristina.

    May 11, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  106. lanfear

    Wow how saw. i do not find "bobbi christina" interesting in the least. And I think she's ugly.

    May 11, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  107. barredowl

    How could this be a good idea???

    May 11, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  108. JD

    Without Whitney, what's the point?

    May 11, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Phoebe

    Hollywood is dangerous to your health and life. Move to Ohio.

    May 11, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Jenny

    Wasn't the first reality show proof enough that it does nothing for you but bring bad publcity? You'll make a little money off of it but so what? Money isn't everything. Reality tv makes me sick and its sad because thats all you can find on tv these days.

    May 11, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bart Flaster

      It's gonna be killer.

      May 11, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • toadears

      Hollyweird sucks. And often. They have no morals at all anymore. Neither does the mainstream media. And now they are heading us toward the Peter Finch role in Network where someone kills themselves live on air. Mark my words. An huge earthquake would do wonders for American television.

      May 11, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  111. gramma nance

    Just like the Jackson family...making money off their deaths! I'd expect no less with the type of trash that we see all over the place today....families making more money from their loved one AFTER they are DEAD! Elvis...Micheal...Whitney...RIP.

    May 11, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • toadears

      If you could read a personal management contract in the show business industry you would come to learn they make more off them dead than alive. Standard personal management contract is 25% of the gross. Dead is 50%.

      May 11, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  112. NO Peace in Death we know' sho, fo sho' who sold the pictures to the National Enquirer! This was a bad move the first time...clearly the lesson hasn't been learned. But clearly what is emerging is WHO WAS WHITNEY'S ENABLERS!! WHO KNEW AND DID NOTHING FOR HER GENUINE HEALTH & LIFE! STRAIGHT MILKED HER! WOOOOOW! Family will always be the ones to cut the deepest over some money! I'm praying, SINCERELY praying for Bobbi Kriss and Cissy Houston!! Praying reaaaaall hard for them! Whitney gets no peace in death...seriously?

    May 11, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Jmkelly-hoover

    I really dont think its a good idea at all, why dont they just leave the family alone and let Bobbi Kristina mourn her mothers death the way she needs too, everybody grieves differently whether you are a celebrity or just a regular person living in society, people go through death of a loved one, not wanting to be put in uncomfortable situations,especially as touchy as this one to be put on front street mourning her mothers death, she should be able to be left alone not broadcast all over t.v.

    May 11, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  114. juan the roach garcia

    WHAT DOES EVERYONE EXPECT? Heck they get a check each month for spreading their legs and popping out another kid..They get food stamps..fred meds and doc visits. Then they buy drugs and deal drugs with tax payers money. lazy a$$ chumps

    May 11, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Peppermintpaty

    Wowww.....not only do I agree with all those disgusted with the "family," but how can Pat, the sister-in-law and "manager," know how to do anything "suitable for her and family" after she spearheaded the photographing of Whitney at the funeral home and selling those and other distasteful photos to those disgusting supermarket media rag magazines! Haven't they made enough money off this deceased celebrity?

    May 11, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  116. iamchristianman

    Only in America. The Eagle has fallen.

    May 11, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  117. kica

    Oh noooooo....this is such a BAD move! smh...

    May 11, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Woohoo

    How old is this kid? Guiding her because she is alone? More like Gary and wife trying to squeeze more money out of his dead sister's name because he can't get a job on his own.

    May 11, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  119. w.s.

    This is their idea of going through the natural process of mourning the death of a loved one? How warped. Making money off of the death of a family member or off of your grief. I do not call that sincere grief. Sickening as can be.

    May 11, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
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  121. blk crackhead

    Nothing surprises me anymore. Just another eazy way for some lazy ni55as to make money. Im sure they will edit out the family passing the crackpipe around or drinking 40 ozs for breakfast. Tv is crap nowdays. Nothing but ghetto trash

    May 11, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  122. kleb

    You'd think this would be the opposite of what Whitney would have wanted for Bobbi Kristina. Shameful!

    May 11, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Joe

    I don't know whats worse: capitalizing off your sibling's death or the millions of americans that will watch and support it.

    May 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Jannynet

    Disgusting! Exploiting a family members fame for their own gain. No class act.

    May 11, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Lonnie

    This will be an absolute waste of time and money.

    May 11, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |

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