No one ever said you had to be famous to be on television. That’s never been more true than it is at present, considering all of the reality shows that feature people like Snooki and Honey Boo Boo. None of them really have any talents or celebrity value, but at least their eccentricities make them fascinating to watch.
The latest development in the evolution of reality programming appears to be celebrity by proxy. For instance, earlier this year, Mrs. Eastwood and Company debuted to tell the tale of Clint Eastwood’s wife and her daughters. Mr. Eastwood has very little to do with the program, but members of his family have become instantly famous just for being connected to the legendary actor and director.
Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, comes a premise that’s even further removed from reality. Lifetime will begin broadcasting The Houstons: On Our Own on Oct. 24. It will mostly focus on the late singer’s oldest daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, as she and her family attempt to get past the death of their matriarch. No word yet whether her father Bobby Brown will appear, but as Vulture indicates, he has been trying to get his own reality show off the ground for some time.