Whitney Houston's family to star in reality show

May 11, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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LOS ANGELES, May 11 (UPI) -- Late U.S. singer Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina and mother Cissy are to star in a new reality series, Lifetime announced Friday.

The Hollywood Reporter said the cable network has ordered 10 hour-long episodes of "The Houston Family Chronicles." Also expected to appear on the show are Houston's sister-in-law and manager Pat Houston, her husband Gary and their daughter Rayah.

"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," Lifetime Executive Vice President of Programming Rob Sharenow said Friday. "In this series, the multi-generations of the Houston family will bravely reveal their lives as they bond together to heal, love and grow."

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

Houston accidentally drowned in a hotel bathtub Feb. 11 after using cocaine. She was 48.

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