Lifetime has picked up The Houston Family Chronicles, a 10-episode docu-series to premiere later this year. It will follow the lives of Pat Houston, Whitneyâ€™s sister-in-law and manager, who now manages her estate, Patâ€™s daughter Rayah, Whitneyâ€™s brother Gary, daughter Bobbi Kristina and mother, Grammy Award-winning singer Cissy Houston, as they try to pick up the pieces after the pop starâ€™s untimely death.
The series will follow Pat and her husband, Gary as they try to support Whitneyâ€™s teenage daughter Bobbi Kristina.
In that, Pat enlists the help of her and Whitneyâ€™s inner circle, including Grammy Award winner Dionne Warwick and Gospel legend CeCe Winans.
â€œThe 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,â€ said Lifetimeâ€™s EVP Rob Sharenow.
â€œIn this series, the multi-generations of the Houston family will bravely reveal their lives as they bond together to heal, love, and grow.â€
Pat Houston said that over the past few years she had been developing an unscripted project about her and her family with producers and my homies Tracey Baker Simmons and Wanda Shelley.
â€œThe unexpected passing of Whitney certainly affects the direction of the show,â€ she said. â€œHowever, it is my hope that others will be enlightened as they watch our family heal and move forward.â€ Jarrett Creative will produce the series, with Julie Insogna-Jarrett, Seth Jarrett, Tracey Baker Simmons, Wanda Shelley and Pat Houston serving as executive producers.
Whitney Houstonâ€™s family and especially Bobbi Kristina, have been a big ratings draw following the singerâ€™s death. Oprah Whinfreyâ€™s exclusive interview with them drew OWNâ€™s largest audience ever.