We don’t know the specifics of the project (like the title, airdate or number of episodes), but the news that Bobby Brown, whose relationship with the late Whitney Houston was chronicled in Being Bobby Brown, has signed on to film another reality series with BET is enough to make us nervous.
Sources tell the Los Angeles Times that the new series would revolve around Brown’s “life and businesses.” Given his recent early exit from rehab and history of legal issues, it’s safe the ultimate description will end up being a lot more colorful.
Brown, who has a long history of drug problems and run-ins with the law, reportedly told fans this week he was doing well after checking himself into rehab last month, less than six weeks following his marriage to second wife Alicia Etheredge in Hawaii. He checked himself out three weeks later, reports said.
Houston and Brown were married for 14 years, and he was criticized by many observers as being a key negative influence in Houston’s life and artistic fall from grace. The relationship was marked by drug abuse. Houston also accused Brown of abusing her, and won custody of their daughter Bobbi Kristina following their divorce in 2007.
The BET series is the second Houston-related reality show show to be developed after her death. Lifetime in May announced that the late singer’s family and closest associates would anchor a reality show. Also, Bobbi Kristina Brown has been cast in a recurring role on Tyler Perry’s “For Better or Worse” on TBS.