Whitney Houston’s family and friends have a new show of their own airing on Lifetime soon.
The channel just released a photo gallery to promote the show, which launches at 9 p.m. Oct. 24. (Photos by Jill Greenberg, courtesy of Lifetime).
The new show, called “The Houstons: On Our Own,” is billed as a “docu-series.”
A bulletin from Lifetime says the show kicks off with ”back to back episodes will chronicle those closest to the pop music icon which includes her daughter Bobbi Kristina (also known as Krissy), 19; Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law and manager; Whitney’s brother and Pat’s husband Gary Houston, their daughter Rayah Houston, 14; Grammy Award-winning singer Cissy Houston, Whitney and Gary’s mother and the family matriarch; and family friend, Nick Gordon, 22.”
Whew! It is helpful to have that family tree to keep everyone straight!
Nick of course may or may not be Bobbi Kristina’s intended.
In a video clip released in advance of the show’s debut, Bobbi Kristina giggles that she and Nick are engaged. Her relatives do not seem thrilled by this news and it’s unclear how serious she was.
The two also were reportedly in a car wreck that didn’t produce any injuries, except to the car. Click here for details.
Presumably the show will answer questions regarding the supposed engagement, car crash and more.
The show’s executive producers are Tracey Baker-Simmons, Wanda Shelley, Julie Insogna-Jarrett and Seth Jarrett (Jarrett Creative) and Lifetime’s Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy and Noah Pollack.
This of course is not the first time Whitney Houston has inspired a reality show. Bravo used to air a show called “Being Bobby Brown” back in the day, when Houston was still married to Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina’s father. He recently got remarried, by the way.
In other Houston news, Whitney’s longtime saxophonist, Kirk Whalum, whose famous solo can be heard on her version of “I Will Always Love You,” will be in Atlanta this weekend, to perform at a charity event on Saturday night. Details here.
Whalum toured with Houston for seven years, and led Bible studies for her and the band.
“I think those were her best years,” he said. “It was such a blessing to back up a world-class artist. It was a great opportunity. We traveled all over the world. She was great.”