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Lifetime Network Orders 8 Episodes of Teen Trouble


In a move designed to Keep Up With the Joneses, Lifetime will begin airing a new “reality” series, Teen Trouble.

Brought to us by one of the producers of Intervention, this show will have a  behavioral specialist follow teens grappling with major life challenges such as addiction or stealing.

It will premiere on Dec 28, with an initial order of 8 episodes.

I hate this idea so much right now.

The adult versions of these exploitation-masquerading-as-help shows are reprehensible.

However I will readily admit that after stumbling onto an episode of Hoarders it can be hard to turn off. But whatever their mental state, those people are way past legal age of consent

Famous or not, I know that parents who have children battling addiction would do anything for them to be well.

Ratings be damned, I hope the teens and their families profiled by this show are getting true support to help get their lives on track.

Will you be watching Lifetime’s Teen Trouble?


‘The Houstons – On Our Own’ Reality Show; So. Much. Dysfunction.

The Houstons – On Our Own on Lifetime


I am telling y’all right now…I will not watch this speeding trainwreck of  a show with all of Whitney Houston’s family members and hangers-on go at each other over what (relatively) precious little money left in her estate.  It’s sickening to watch, and I don’t need another stomach ache. “HELL to the NO“…RIP Whitney.  Feel free to watch this cringe-worthy trailer for The Houstons – On Our Own.


Let’s recap what we’re dealing with here:

Bobbi Kristina and her fiance-brother, Nick


Bobby Brown and Whitney’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina will announce her engagement to Nick Gordon, who was raised by Whitney as her own son–and Bobbi Kristina’s own brother.  Still with me?

Whitney’s mama Cissy doesn’t want Bobbi Kristina to receive her trust inheritance of $20 million because she thinks all that money will eventually kill her granddaughter through drugs and other bad decisions.

I’ll give you an example of one bad decision:  The concept and follow-through of a reality series involving a woman who hasn’t even been dead one year, and the family that goes out of their way to exploit her and her legacy. 

Shame on alla y’all.