The Emmy for bad taste goes to ... Lifetime!

The cabler has greenlighted a documentary series about the lives of Whitney Houston's surviving family members in the wake of the diva's death.

"The multi-generations of the ... family will bravely reveal their lives as they bond together to heal," says Lifetime suit Rob Sharenow.

Houston Family Chronicles is the brainchild of Whitney's brother Gary's wife, Pat, who pitched it before Whitney's untimely death.

"The unexpected passing of Whitney certainly affects the direction of the show," Pat says. "It is my hope that others will be enlightened as they watch our family heal and move forward."

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