A Perry rep told the Daily News Brown, 19, would have a recurring role on the series that looks at married life and relationships, and is based on characters introduced in the Perry movie Why Did I Get Married? featuring actors Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White.
In an interview with Oprah after her mother's death February 11, Brown confided she wanted to "carry on her legacy" and follow in Houston's footsteps as a performer. “It’s a lot of pressure, but (my mom) prepared me for it.”
Details of the role haven't been confirmed, although RadarOnline reports Brown will take on the role as the daughter of one of the stylists in the salon owned by Tasha Smith's character. The series will shoot close to home for Brown, who lives in Atlanta where Perry produces all of his shows (Meet the Browns, Tyler Perry's House of Payne). Perry, 42, is reportedly a close family friend who spoke at Houston's funeral last month and allowed the singer's family use of his private jet to transport her remains from California to New Jersey.
The casting is sure to be welcome news for Brown, who has been at the center of media reports since her mother's passing. Hospitalized for "stress and anxiety" shortly after learning of Houston's death, the only child of Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown was then rumored to be engaged to Nick Gordon, a young man Houston reportedly took in as a son. That rumor has been denied by a Brown spokesperson. And there's the news her father Bobby, 43, married to Houston from 1992 to 2007, faces a year in jail as a result of his DUI arrest earlier this week.
There has also been speculation that Bobbi Kristina, said to be the sole heir to Houston's estate, may have inherited debt rather than riches. In a blog posted by music-industry veteran Wayne Rosso, he claims a label executive "familiar with Sony's accounting" indicated that because of advances and loans Houston took out against her $100 million deal with Sony in 2001, her estate "probably won't see a royalty check from Sony in our lifetime... at least." Rosso further estimated Houston would have to sell more than 5 million albums posthumously “to repay her advances and start to get royalty checks.”
Money troubles, however, were vehemently denied in an exclusive interview with Houston's mother, renowned gospel singer Cissy Houston, 78. The elder Houston goes on the record with WWOR's Brenda Blackmon, opening up for the first time to talk about her famous daughter.
"Whitney did not die broke. She's not broke. She's not anything... none of that crap," Houston said. "They think they know everything. These people don't know anything about her. The media doesn't know what they are talking about." The interview is set to air Monday, April 2, on New Jersey's WWOR/My9's 10 O'Clock News.
The second season of For Better or Worse is filming now and is scheduled to return in July on TBS.