• Network: Lifetime
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 24, 2012
  • Season #: 1

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Oct 23, 2012
    Everyone responsible can no doubt mouth the customary psychobabble about moving along the healing process, but that's clearly not what this is all about.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Oct 24, 2012
    On Our Own could ultimately paint the Houstons as solid, regular folks using their faith and love to cope with life's troubles. After the first night, though, most viewers will likely understand some of the unease.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Oct 23, 2012
    A few emotional moments--most notably graveside ones--otherwise cool, self-aware and almost completely detached from the only reason this is on the air: Whitney Houston.
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Oct 25, 2012
    It's [Bobi Kristins's] aunt Pat Houston who gives the show--and, one hopes, Bobbi Kristina--some backbone. [5 Nov 2012, p.43]
  5. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Oct 24, 2012
    If you want exploitation, The Houstons: On Our Own sinks to a new level when the whole family-including elderly matriarch Cissy Houston-visits Whitney's grave site for the first time.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Oct 24, 2012
    Those who worry about the teenager's well-being will find little comfort in this series.
  7. Reviewed by: Jessica Shaw
    Oct 23, 2012
    There's so much tragically wrong with this reality show about Whitney Houston's family.
User Score

Overwhelming dislike- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 5 out of 5
  1. Dec 2, 2012
    The show is intrusive and also uncomfortable and the show does not have any kind of effect the viewers might want. Why the Houstons need to film themselves getting over Whitney's death is beyond me. Full Review »
  2. Nov 25, 2012
    This is no time for a reality show, Bobbi Kristina-Houston. It's time to start remembering the good ol' days of the late Whitney Houston. Reality shows like the Real Housewives might just wanna tear each other apart. I know it's really difficult when you lost a friend or a family member. But being in a reality show just not improving that much. I hope Bobbi Brown is not invited on the show. Thank God, he's still a drunken man. Lifetime needs to cancel the show because let Bobbi Kristina be able to hide away from the media and live her own life. You are a young woman and a fantastic role model, but a reality show is not gonna work out. Full Review »
  3. Nov 16, 2012
    Exploitation of Krissy. This is no way to heal from the death of her mother. The family is going to use this in court to get control of the estate. Pure greed. Shame on the aunt and uncle. Full Review »