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Lifetime releases photos from “Houstons” photo shoot

Bobbi Kristina

Bobbi Kristina

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 Gordon

Nick Gordon

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.

Click here to see the video clip.

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.

Cissy Houston

Cissy Houston

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.

The whole family

The whole family

“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.”

20 comments Add your comment

MilloDollaDivo Classic

October 17th, 2012
3:46 pm

Krissy needs to sweep the hair out her eyes, get a nose job and close the gap. This will be an absolute train wreck! Tragedy is bound to follow this family for years to come.

ghettoknowledge

October 17th, 2012
3:54 pm

Bobbi Kristina is not a “Houston.” Her father’s last name is “Brown.” I wish she would spend her time enrolled in college to learn how to manage her inheritance she is expected to receive. I wonder if Oprah or TP, who seem to so smitten with her, have offered any advice to this loss child.

Karla

October 17th, 2012
4:49 pm

Her gap is charming! Like Lauren Hutton.

pat

October 17th, 2012
5:12 pm

Cissy should not be involved in this ghetto mess. Pat Houston is a piece of work and clearly after money as always.
Krissy.. well.. just pitiful… she needs to listen to Tyler Perry.

Lil Birdie

October 17th, 2012
5:45 pm

Same producer as “Being Bobby Brown”. Krissi never said she isn’t a Brown, but she is a Houston as well. o.O Surprised Cissy went along with this. She’s lost weight.

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Nik

October 17th, 2012
10:29 pm

Agree…she should educate herself and not try to follow in the path of her parents….

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won'tbwatching...

October 18th, 2012
12:32 am

…this train wreck. I find the best reality shows are the ones where the leads actually have some semblance of talent like the Braxtons, Taymar’s show (she is irritating as hell but the girl can sing) and even R&B Divas. We watch them attempt to reignite their careers. What will we watch the Houston clan do? Krissy can’t sing, not sure if she can act and the others are (to quote Evelyn Lozada…another non talent hack) non-%^&*# factors.

El Mongol

October 18th, 2012
2:08 am

So, why can’t Dionne Warwick simply consult one of her physic friends and see what Whitney thinks she should do?

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Mama

October 18th, 2012
3:47 am

The show hasn’t even aired and already folks are bashing it! Pitiful. I wish Bobbi Kris the best and I hope the show is a success.

LW

October 18th, 2012
4:14 am

I think that the family came off like a big mess! I was embarrassed for them, Pat, seriously? Truth & straight from Gary? he comes off very un-Whitney like! Crissy, get your own people & try to get very far away from this family, talk to people like Oprah or Tyler Perry who need nothing from you sweet beautiful girl, I see only hanger on-er’s! Sadly, you are very young & distraught,, we all are, I love beautiful Whitney, get advise & support from those who do not depend your Mother’s income !

Cindy
Laguna Beach CA

mugglemikki

October 18th, 2012
8:23 am

I totally agree @ghettoknowledge! Where are all the people that showed up at Whitney’s funeral,
hooping and hollerin’?!

mugglemikki

October 18th, 2012
8:24 am

I agree @ghettoknowledge! She needs to be in school somewhere!

Rae

October 18th, 2012
8:42 am

Is it me or does Bobbi Kris look pregnant?????

Serena s

October 18th, 2012
12:02 pm

Enter your comments here poor krissy may have to watch out for her granny cissy and aunt pat. Since when is pat a guardian for krissy hello she is a grown woman that is crazy u dont no pat nor cissy maybe they do have het best interest at heart. It seems like whitney never privacy from her family always around her alot did she really mind or was she really annoyed as hell at times cause they were always clingy. I can see why poor whitney was tired. She is resting now while.at the same time its not fair 4krissy who is suffering here in the land of the living emotionally. Protecy krissy lord

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guest

October 19th, 2012
4:40 pm

I thought this show is about Whitney even though there was no news of a reality show being associated with Whitney in any way. Only after her death, many people started to cash in by using Whitney’s name and viewers will definitely watch the show like how they tuned into the Oprah interview. Pat and Gary Houston might be famous after that interview got high ratings and now this. I don’t think anyone has Bobbi Kristina’s best interest since who would show a person who has boyfriend problems, drinking, throwing up on television. This is the same thing the producers did to Whitney Houston and poor Bobbi is being used. Notice that other members of the family have no story for the show to be based on, they have the Houston name but only Bobbi’s life seems to be exploited. The family wants the media to leave them alone and Pat might hate the tabloids, but doing this reality show is asking for negative attention.