The sudden and unexpected death of R&B icon Whitney Houston left behind a huge void that was not only felt by the world, but also by those who loved her the most: her family.
“The Houstons: On Our Own,” Lifetime’s new 14-episode docuseries (fancy word for reality show) chronicles the everyday lives of Whitney’s immediate family as they deal with her passing, including Bobbi Kristina (Whitney’s troubled 19-year-old daughter with her ex husband Bobby Brown), Gary Houston (Whitney’s brother), Pat Houston (Gary’s wife and Whitney’s manager/best friend), Rayah Houston (Gary and Pat’s daughter — Whitney’s niece) and Cissy Houston (Whitney and Gary’s mother).
In the fourth episode, Nick and Krissy stay at home while Pat takes the rest of the family to L.A. for BET’s tribute to Whitney. Back in Georgia, Krissy’s grief gets the best of her.
And in the fifth episode, Nick and Pat try to get Krissy’s mind off her mother — Nick with a carefree day of puppy adoption, and Pat with some practical furniture shopping for the apartment. Pat also challenges Gary to a game of basketball to see who is in better shape.
Watch “Houstons: On Our Own” Episodes 4 & 5 below: