NBC-owned cable outlet Bravo is in negotiations with Bobby Brown for a reality series about the singer's troubled life. Sources say the deal is not final because of haggling over how much of a presenc

NBC-owned cable outlet Bravo is in negotiations with Bobby Brown for a reality series about the singer's troubled life. Sources say the deal is not final because of haggling over how much of a presence Brown's wife, pop star Whitney Houston, would have in the program.

"We are in negotiations, and it has not yet been decided as to what, if any, Ms. Houston's participation will be," said a representative for Houston who wished to remain anonymous. A Bravo spokesperson was unavailable for comment at deadline.

Brown has been shopping footage shot by his own production company, B2 Entertainment, since early April, when he was released from jail and his wife was in a rehab center.

The couple proved last year it was a TV draw with a high-rated "Primetime Live" interview with Diane Sawyer, in which Brown and Houston discussed their drug use and marital troubles.

Since hitting the pop charts as a member of the group New Edition and a solo performer in the 1980s and early '90s, Brown has racked up multiple probation violations and jail sentences for charges including drunken driving, marijuana possession and failing to pay child support.

But the series, tentatively titled "Being Bobby Brown," is expected to focus on his attempts to resurrect his career with a New Edition reunion.