Lifetime has announced plans for a new reality series called The Houston Family Chronicles, focused on Whitney Houston’s manager, sister-in-law and closest friend Pat Houston, Whitney’s brother Gary Houston and the couple’s teenage daughter Rayah.
Whitney and Bobby Brown’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, and Whitney’s mother, Cissy Houston, will also appear on the show, as will Whitney’s cousin Dionne Warwick along with Whitney’s friend and collaborator, gospel singer CeCe Winans.
The 10 hour-long episodes will offer viewers a chance to see 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 Houston said in a statement:
“I have been working with [producers] 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.”
In a separate statement Rob Sharenow, executive vice president, programming, of Lifetime Networks said:
“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. In this series, the multi-generations of the Houston family will bravely reveal their lives as they bond together to heal, love, and grow.”