Being Bobby Brown
is a reality series that depicted the life of R&B singer Bobby Brown
and his mega-star then-wife, singer Whitney Houston
, and their family. The series debuted on the Bravo
channel on June 30, 2005, and became very highly rated, and restored a degree of celebrity to Bobby Brown. The network initially refused to air the program with Brown as the sole star and only greenlighted it when Houston agreed to be included in the regular cast.
The program showcased the lives of the couple, including home time with the family, shopping at the famed Harrod's
(where they met with owner Mohamed Al-Fayed
), and vacationing in the Bahamas
. Houston popularized the phrase "Hell to the no
" on the series and was nominated for a VH-1
"Big In '05 Award" for "Quote of the Year". This phrase also appeared on T-shirts. The Soup
also featured Houston loudly shouting "Kiss my ass!
" as a running gag, naming it its "Clip of the Year". Being Bobby Brown
ran on Thursdays, but on occasion aired several times through the week. The highly-rated show ran for only one season as Houston did not agree to a second season; thus Brown and the Bravo network could not reach an agreement to continue the show.
A DVD release was in the works in 2008
but never materialized as Houston did not give her approval for a DVD release. .